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United Fresh Start Foundation to Host 2014 Tip Murphy Legacy Golf Tournament

Proceeds to Benefit Increasing Children’s Access to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

WASHINGTON, DC – The United Fresh Start Foundation is pleased to host the 2014 Tip Murphy Legacy Golf Tournament, Monday, September 29, 2014, at the Oasis Golf Club near Cincinnati, Ohio.

“We are honored that the founders of the Tip Murphy Golf Tournament reached out to our Foundation to serve as the ‘Host Partner’ for the 2014 event,” said Tom Stenzel, president & CEO, United Fresh Produce Association. “Tip was a great man who passed before his time and we welcome the opportunity to remember Tip’s legacy while raising funds to support programs and activities that benefit the next generation of produce consumers,” Stenzel said.

Proceeds from this year’s tournament will support the United Fresh Start Foundation’s mission of increasing children’s access to fresh fruits and vegetables. The United Fresh Foundation aims to increase the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables to children as a critical step in combating childhood obesity and launching a lifetime of healthy snack and meal choices. The United Foundation is a founding partner of the national Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools initiative, which has donated salad bars to more than 3,400 schools nationwide, benefiting more than 2 million children every day.

The Tip Murphy golf tournament was developed in 2009 to honor the life and career of Terrence “Tip” Murphy, a 15-year veteran of the produce industry. Murphy was division vice president of retail sales for Ready Pac Foods when he passed away unexpectedly in July 2008 at age 48. His career included 13 years with Chiquita Brands International.

In previous years, The Tip Murphy Memorial Golf Tournament benefited the Produce Marketing Association’s Foundation for Industry Talent. This year, the United Fresh Foundation will help promote the event, manage registration and provide onsite support.

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Founded in 1998, the United Fresh Produce Association Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization committed to meeting the public’s needs for an abundant supply of healthy, safe and affordable fresh fruits and vegetables. The Foundation is dedicated to increasing the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables to children as a critical step in combating childhood obesity and launching a lifetime of healthy choices. To assist industry members in meeting these goals, the Foundation offers educational programs, leadership development, public outreach, and industry training through four different Centers — Center for Leadership Excellence, Center for Nutrition and Health, Center for Food Safety and Quality, and Center for Global Produce Sustainability. For more information, visit www.unitedfresh.org or call 202-303-3400.

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