EREF tournament to be held in Phoenix

The Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) will be holding its 2010 Fall Environmental Classic Golf Tournament on October 21, 2010. Sponsored by Veolia Environmental Services and Republic Services, Inc., the tournament will take place at the Wildfire Golf Club Faldo Course at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona.

The format for the Golf Tournament will be Captain’s Choice. First and second place teams will receive crystal commemoratives and a framed team photo per player. Hole-in-one prizes will be given at all par 3s including the chance to win a vintage Corvette. There will also be other prize winning opportunities, including the chance to win a $10,000 putting contest.

Michael J. Cagney, president and chief executive officer of EREF, said, “Since the tournament began in 1993, more than $1.2 million has been raised for EREF’s work to advance our understanding of the treatment of solid wastes.”

The cost to participate in the tournament is $750 per player, $3,000 per foursome. This year’s sponsors include: Agru America, Inc., Arsenault Associates, ArvinMeritor, COMANCO, Environmental Solutions Group, Environmental Specialties International, Inc., Joyce Engineering, Inc., Landmarc Environmental Services, McNeilus Companies, Perkins Manufacturing Company, PTR Baler and Compactor Co., Schaefer Systems International, Inc., Volvo Construction Equipment, Wastequip/Toter and WasteExpo/Waste Age.

EREF is a 501(c)3 class charity that supports research to develop and evaluate new approaches to manage solid waste and funds scholarships for advanced degrees in environmental science and engineering.