Attendees at the 10th annual Tip Murphy Legacy Golf Tournament teed off Monday, Aug. 27 at the Oasis Golf Club outside Cincinnati. Retail and produce attendees enjoyed an afternoon of golf, networking, and an auction and raffle drawing, while celebrating Murphy’s legacy of service to the industry. Proceeds from the event will benefit the United Fresh Start Foundation, supporting their work in schools and communities to increase children’s access to fresh fruits and vegetables. The 2018 winning foursome was the team from T. Marzetti.
In previous years, the Tip Murphy Legacy Golf Tournament has helped the foundation provide salad bars to 17 schools, while supporting the success and visibility of other initiatives, such as the foundation’s Community Grants Program and School Foodservice Forum.
Denise De La Rosa and Noeme Neme of Gourmet Garden, Trisha Rybolt of Empire Marketing Strategies and Brittany Vetter of Good Foods.
Tom Buller of Empire Marketing Strategies, Chad Hirshey of NatureSweet, Tom Rasmussen of The Kroger Co. and Vince Matracia of Kroger (retired).
Andrew Kerr of The Kroger Co., Laura Rosemeyer and Brent Beerens of Empire Marketing Strategies, and Jeff Hutterer of Mann Packing Co.
Rick Prodoehl of The Kroger Co., Mike Celani of The Wonderful Company, Jim Shelton of The Kroger Co. and Sadie Bowling of The Wonderful Company.
Joe O’Connor of IFCO Systems, Phil Damarell and Brian Doyle of The Kroger Co., and Rick Twiggs of IFCO Systems.
Bob Herdeman of HarvestMark with Don Johnston, Tony Fey and David Ovens of Legend Produce.
Nick Lien of The Kroger Co., Mike Glass and Jason Bucko of Sunset/Mastronardi, and Brandon Gruenberger of Kroger.
Dan Stidham of Reinhart Foodservice, Alex DiNovo of DNO Produce, Brian Kocher of Castellini Group of Cos. and Greg Kurkjian of Crosset Co.
Andrew Marshall of United Fresh Produce Association, Jay Ellis and Duncan Love of Bonduelle Fresh Americas, and Dave Corsi of Wegmans Food Markets.
Mark Thompson of Advantage Sales (second from left) with Ernie Grindstaff, Gil Wilson and Adam Zinsmeister of T. Marzetti Co.