The Third Annual Tip Murphy Memorial Golf Tournament brought in more than 100 industry members
across the entire supply chain who shared the same intention to support the professional development of promising produce industry
leaders and to honor the life and career of the late Tip Murphy, a beloved 15-year veteran of the produce industry.
Together, participants raised more than $30,000 which will cover the scholarship recipients’ registration fees and associated hotel
expenses for any one of PMA or the Foundation’s programs. “Tip brought a passion to his life that still touches all those who knew and worked with him,” said Bruce Peterson, President of Peterson Insights and CEO of Bland Farms, LLC. “In this 3rd year of his Memorial Tournament, its success continues to ensure that future produce leaders will carry on his passion for family, friends, and the produce industry through the contribution to PMA’s Foundation for Industry Talent. It’s a special event honoring a special person.”
The scholarship is supported by the Tip Murphy Legacy Fund, an account set up and funded by friends and colleagues to honor Murphy’s
commitment to the challenge of talent development. Those interested in applying for one of the two Tip Murphy Scholarships can download a
copy of the application at www.pmafit.com/pdfs/TipMurphy_Scholarship.pdf. The deadline is November 4, 2011.
Contributions to the Foundation help build programs and tools to help produce companies of all sizes compete for talent who will become the
produce leaders of the future.
The PMA Foundation for Industry Talent was founded in 2006 by Produce Marketing Association, the leading trade association for the produce
industry. The PMA Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) corporation providing produce companies with unique programs to attract, develop
and retain the produce industry’s most valuable resource talented people. The PMA Foundation is dedicated to ensuring a quality
workforce for the industry, and making a positive difference in the lives of current and future produce professionals by developing their
potential for leadership, personal growth and career success. PMA was founded in 1949, and is the leading trade association
representing nearly 3,000 companies from every segment of the global produce and floral supply chain. Members rely on PMA year round for
the business solutions they need to increase sales and consumption, build strong professional relationships, and expand their business