SOUTHBOROUGH, MA -- For the fifth consecutive year, participating members and their guests at Printing Industries of New England’s annual golf outing reached deep to make an annual contribution to the New England Graphic Arts Scholarship fund, which supports high school graduates and college students across the region who pursue advanced studies related to printing and the graphic arts.
Since PINE launched a member golf outing in 2005, participants have generously donated money to support the scholarship fund, which while only regional, is one of the largest industry scholarship programs in the country. Contributions from the golf outing over five years have totaled nearly $10,000.
The scholarship is administered by the Printing & Publishing Council of New England, a volunteer group of which PINE is an active participant. The scholarship committee awards between 75 and 100 scholarships each year to high school graduates and college students throughout their ongoing education at accredited two-year and four-year colleges and technical schools. Deserving students are encouraged to re-apply each year.
This year’s golf outing was enjoyed by 92 golfers, most of whom are PINE members. The association encourages members who participate to invite their guests to play as well. The event has been held each year at the Wedgewood Pines Country Club in nearby Stow, Mass. “We keep coming back because our members really enjoy the course,” said event manager Joe Venti.
Ken Golden, president of American Paper Recovery in Mansfield, Mass., has played each year. “This is an annual highlight for me. This is a great way to kick off the golf season. I bring guests along. I get to see friends and colleagues from the industry and have a good time. As long as I don’t get too caught up in my own game, this is very therapeutic and a great day.”
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