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NE Chapters of FCSI & MAFSI Celebrate Golf Outing, Exceed Fundraising

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John Worcester, VP of marketing, Hatch-Jennings/FCSI NE Golf committee member; Tom McArdle, FCSI: president, TJM Consulting, Yarmouth, Maine/ Treasurer, FCSI New England/FCSI NE golf committee member; Jennifer DiMarzio; Jack Crowley: president, Crowley Marketing, North Reading, Mass./ FCSI NE Golf Committee Member; Edward Arons, FCSI, Sr. associate, Colburn & Guyette Foodservice Design Consultants, Rockland, MA/chairman, FCSI New England and Jim Whiffen, FCSI: president, Fountainhead Foodservice Group/ FCSI NE Golf Committee Member.

Andover, MA – The New England Chapters of Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) and Manufacturers Agents for Foodservice Industry (MAFSI) welcomed 130 golfers to the 41st annual golf outing and reception on June 2, 2014.

The charitable event, held at Andover Country Club,  surpassed all previous outings as 130 participants and 91 tee sign sponsors raised a total of $20,365 for the family of industry colleague Steve DiMarzio. A project manager at Eastern Bakers Supply, DiMarzio passed away suddenly last December at the age of 36 leaving behind his wife, Jennifer and their two children.

Steve’s widow, Jennifer, expressed her sincere gratitude for what she called a “generous and thoughtful” gesture and she shared how important it was to Steve that his girls go to college. The money raised at this year’s event will be deposited into the Sage & Neve DiMarzio Scholarship Fund, a 529 educational fund established for their future.

This year’s golf outing was the most successful to date. “The final tally came in two shy of the maximum course capacity” said Jim Whiffen, FCSI golf committee member, past FCSI New England chair and president of Fountainhead Foodservice Group in Burlington.  The second most successful outing was just last year when $11,560 was donated to the Richard Family Fund in memory of Martin Richard, the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon.

The annual golf outing event is one of two large charity fundraisers organized by the New England Chapter of the Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI).