The Toro Company Signs Three-Year Partnership Extension with The First Tee |BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (2010) - The Toro Company has extended its partnership with The First Tee as the official supplier of turf maintenance equipment and precision irrigation systems.
GardenNews.biz - Dec 10,2010 - The Toro Company Signs Three-Year Partnership Extension with The First Tee
|BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (2010) - The Toro Company has extended its partnership with The First Tee as the official supplier of turf maintenance equipment and precision irrigation systems.
Toro continues its support of The First Tee by providing the organization's chapters and golf facilities with maintenance equipment and irrigation technologies through its discount program. Additionally, Toro partners with The First Tee and Walt Disney World Resort to host the “Future Leaders Forum,” a three-day immersion in the sport, business and science of golf for 50 high school students from across the country. The 2011 “Future Leaders Forum” took place Nov. 11-14 at Walt Disney World in Orlando.
“We are grateful to The Toro Company for its consistent support of our organization,” said Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., chief executive of The First Tee. “Toro has been a valued partner since 1998 and we look forward to continuing this relationship. It is because of the support of organizations like this that we have been able to impact the lives of more than 4 million young people in such a short period of time.”
As a part of its donation program, Toro donated a new Toro® Z Master® G3 commercial riding mower to The First Tee of Omaha last week. The equipment will be used to maintain the Chapter's learning facility at the par-3 Steve Hogan Golf Course, a 13-acre property managed and operated by The First Tee of Omaha. This is the seventh year Toro has donated equipment, valued at more than $20,000 per year, to deserving Chapters of The First Tee.
“Toro is very proud to further its support of The First Tee,” said Mike Hoffman, chairman and CEO of The Toro Company. “We are fortunate to have partnered with such a great organization that has truly impacted millions of young people and improved access to the game of golf. We want golfers of all ages to have high-quality playing experiences and will continue to provide these facilities with the products and services they need to maintain course conditions.”
About The Toro Company
The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is a leading worldwide provider of turf and landscape maintenance equipment, and precision irrigation systems. With sales of more than $1.5 billion in fiscal 2009, Toro's global presence extends to more than 80 countries through its reputation of world-class service, innovation and turf expertise. Since 1914, the company has built a tradition of excellence around a number of strong brands to help customers care for golf courses, sports fields, public green spaces, commercial and residential properties, and agricultural fields. More information is available at www.toro.com .
About The First Tee
The First Tee (www.thefirsttee.org ), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit youth development organization whose mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf. With its home office at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla., The