In support of the Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF), 70 golfers from 29 industry companies took a swing at the Bali Hai Golf Club during the Glen Holt & Fran Ford Memorial Golf Tournament. In support of PPEF’s college scholarship program, the tournament raised close to $35,000.

PPEF Executive Director Sara Besly says, “It was a beautiful day on the course as we honored the memories of Glen Holt and Fran Ford, who both mentored so many people in the industry. I want to thank all the golfers, sponsors and volunteers for supporting this event. It was an amazing day.”

The late Glen Holt, MAS, was a former PPAI board member and Hall of Fame inductee who passed away in 2010, and Fran Ford, Jr., CAS, was president of supplier Castelli, a division of Magnet, LLC, and PPAI Hall of Fame inductee who passed away in 2018. As a dedicated supporter of PPEF, Ford launched the PPEF Glen Holt Scholarship Golf invitational in 2014. The tournament celebrates their lasting legacies with PPEF scholarships named in their honor.

This year, 18 teams played in the charity tournament, competing for prizes and bragging rights. The teams were sponsored by alphabroder, ASI, Geiger, HALO, Hit Promotional Products, Koozie Group, Theresa Roberts, Spector & Co., Sweda Company and Zing Manufacturing.

The winning team, sponsored by Sweda Company, was made up of golfers (from left to right) Danny Henderson of C&C Marketing, powered by Proforma; Ryan Benko of Eagle Promotions, Stuart Mandelbaum of Eagle Promotions and Ryan Scott of Sweda Company. Laura Holt took the prize for the women’s longest drive.

Event sponsors included SAGE, The Legacy Group, Paul Lage, LarLu Promotional Products, Spector & Co., alphabroder, Ariel Premium, Charles River Apparel, Hit Promotional Products, Koozie Group, SanMar, Spector & Co. and Zing Manufacturing.