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Colorado, Texas Associations Invite Industry To Fall Golf Tournaments

The 18th Annual RMFIA Golf Tournament will take place Oct. 5 at Mariana Butte Golf Course in Loveland.

Associations serving the food industry in Colorado and Texas have announced the dates for their fall golf tournaments.

The 18th Annual Rocky Mountain Food Industry Association (RMFIA) Golf Tournament will take place Oct. 5 at Mariana Butte Golf Course in Loveland. The 18-hole course features breathtaking vistas of the Rocky Mountain Front Range, and golfers have been known to spot an elk herd on the course. The signature hole is No. 14, a 126-yard par 3 featuring a 120-ft. drop in elevation from tee to green. The opportunity to experience the award-winning course with friends and colleagues has led participants to vote to return each year to the spectacular mountain setting.

Players, monetary sponsors and team sponsors, as well as prizes for the event are all greatly appreciated, said RMFIA President Mary Lou Chapman.

“Our golf tournament is currently the association’s only fundraising event to help provide valuable funds for the representation and governmental affairs work that we do on behalf of the entire food industry,” Chapman said. “We always need help to spread the word and gain greater participation. We really want to increase the involvement of grocers, suppliers and others interested the grocery industry. The day also provides a relaxing social opportunity for our sponsors and members in a serene atmosphere. It is a wonderful day, and everyone has a great time.

“Because of rising costs, we are in definite need of additional sponsors. Throughout these past years we have kept our fees the same to encourage participation, even though our costs have increased.”

Registration the day of the event will begin at 8 a.m., with a light breakfast served. The four-person scramble format tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

The deadline to register for the RMFIA tournament is Sept. 24. Contact Chapman at [email protected] 303-478-8587.

The RMFIA represents Colorado and Wyoming retail and wholesale grocers and their suppliers. Members include independent, chain and convenience store operators, their wholesalers, distributors and suppliers. The association serves as the voice for its members with state, local and federal legislators and regulatory agencies. The mission is to work to maintain a viable business climate for the food industry throughout Colorado and Wyoming.

FSA Scholarship Foundation readies for Sept. 15 Golf Classic

e1a3779d-5247-4d16-9cbc-c0853eb8c133The 19th Annual FSA Scholarship Foundation Golf Classic will take place Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Bear Creek Golf Club in Dallas. Registration will be held 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., with lunch served 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Those who would like to attend are invited to have an on-course or dining room sampling station, to volunteer at registration or on the course and to enjoy dinner from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

“We always need help,” said Pamelia Rost, executive director. “Either way, you will have an opportunity to meet the grocery retailers and the many suppliers to the food industry.”

Those interested in golf or forming a team or other opportunities may contact Rost at [email protected] or 469-877-1350.

The FSA Scholarship Foundation, formerly the Food Sales Association, has served Texas since 1998, providing almost $1 million in scholarships for more than 500 high school seniors and adults pursuing careers in the food retail industry. It represents more than 250 organizations and 600 individuals from national, regional and local companies.

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An 11-year employee of The Shelby Report who writes for and about food. In previous lives, she worked at a police department in Texas and an amusement park in Arkansas. She also was a newspaper publisher for more than a decade. Not sure which of those qualified her for this job.

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