Raleigh, NC (Aug. 25, 2020) – The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) announced it will hold its 2020 Fall Classic & Networking Event in-person on September 30 – October 1 at the Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, NC. The event, one of the few in-person industry events this year, brings the industry back together with the support of GFL Environmental, the event’s overall sponsor, as well as over 20 additional sponsors thus far. All proceeds from the tournament will support EREF’s charitable mission to fund and direct scientific research and educational initiatives to establish sustainable waste management practices.
While EREF is working closely with Pinehurst staff to ensure the safety of guests, attendees can still expect the fun and quality networking opportunities that the Fall Classic has become synonymous with.
On Wednesday, September 30, the event will begin with an outside (weather permitting) putting contest and networking reception featuring hors d’oeuvres stations and open bars. Following a boxed grab-n’-go-style breakfast, the golf tournament tees off at 8:30 am on Course No. 3 and No. 5 on Thursday, October 1. The tournament will conclude with a contactless Awards Luncheon at 2:00 pm.
The format for the tournament will be four-person scramble with a shotgun start. Players on the first and second place teams will receive trophies and a framed team photo. Hole-in-one prizes will be given at all par threes, including the chance to win $50,000 cash. There will also be other prize winning opportunities, including the chance to win a $10,000 putting contest.
Get the Most Out of Your Time at Pinehurst!
Don’t miss playing the short, 9-hole course that the Golf Channel calls, “the most fun 10 acres in all of golf.” The Cradle Short Course is only $50 per person!
Special Golf Fees – available 3 days pre- and post-event (upon availability):
Fall Classic registration, COVID-19 safety measures and other Pinehurst information is available at erefdn.org.
COVID-19 Safety Measures in Place
Below are measures EREF and Pinehurst are collaborating on for a safe experience:
For the specific measures Pinehurst has implemented, click here for the “Pinehurst Promise”.
Schedule of Events
Wednesday, September 30
- Welcome Reception and Putting Contest: 6:00 pm (Resort Club Veranda)
Thursday, October 1
- Breakfast/Registration: 6:30 am (Donald Ross Room at the Clubhouse)
- Shotgun Start: 8:30 am (Courses No. 3 and No. 5)
- Lunch: 2:00 pm (Donald Ross Room at the Clubhouse)
This year’s Fall Classic sponsors – confirmed as of August 25, 2020 – include:
|Overall Tournament Sponsor|
|GFL Environmental, Inc.|
|Major Giveaway||Welcome Reception &
Bloody Mary Bars
|Golf Ball & Tee Markers|
|Wastequip||Big Truck Rental||Caterpillar|
|Volvo Construction Equipment||Environmental Solutions Group||Covanta|
|Goody Bags &
|Putting Contest||Golf Towels|
|Beverage Carts||Golf Contest Package||Mulligans|
|InagenAE/Blue Flame Crew||LaBella|
|Holes||Super Silent Mobile Bidding|
|Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.||Card Payment Services, PTR Baler, Rehrig Pacific Company, Waste Advantage Magazine, Waste Management, Weaver||Michelin|
|Face Masks||Staff Shirts|
|Meritor||Sierra Container Group|
Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Please send an e-mail to email@example.com for more information.
EREF is a 501(c)3 class charity that funds and directs scientific research and educational initiatives for waste management practices to benefit industry participants and the communities they serve. For more complete information on EREF funded research, its scholarship program and how to donate to this great cause, visit erefdn.org.
Catherine Ardoin, Communications Manager
Phone: 919.861.6876 ext. 109