VANCOUVER, Wash., Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Oregon Golf Association, with more than 270 public and private clubs numbering approximately 50,000 members throughout Oregon and SW Washington, has named Royal Oaks Country Club, Facility of the Year.
Each year, the OGA asks for nominations for greatness in Golf Courses, Country Clubs, Resorts and other golf facilities and this year they recognized Royal Oaks Country Club in Vancouver, WA, for their commitment to being environmentally conscious, and giving back to the community. The honor was awarded to Club Manager Marcia LaFond by Oregon Golf Association President Mark Reed at the 2012 OGA Annual Awards Meeting.
Royal Oaks is the first golf club in the country to deploy GreenDrop Recycling Stations. The club also hosts several annual events that raise much-needed funds for local non-profit organizations.
GreenDrop Recycling Stations reduce landfill waste by users easily self-sorting recyclable and compostable items. This results in a drastic reduction of their environmental footprint while minimizing expenses and being fiscally responsible through sustainable operations.
Other notable GreenDrop venues include the Rose Garden Arena, home of the NBA Portland Trail Blazers, BBVA Compass Stadium, the new home of the MLS Houston Dynamo and Staples Center in Los Angeles, home of the NBA Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers along with the NHL Los Angeles Kings.
Lyle Peters, Director of Sales for the GreenDrop Stations, adds, "Congratulations to Royal Oaks for being named Facility of the Year, and we're happy that the GreenDrop Recycling Stations were included in the decision making process."
In addition to their environmental commitment, Royal Oaks shows their commitment to the community. They raise over $20,000 annually for local military families during the annual American Turkey Shoot Event that has raised more than $150,000 over the past seven years. Royal Oaks also has raised $10,000 for the Vancouver Chapter of the American Heart Association and provide two Clark County area high school students with membership to Royal Oaks, giving them full access to the course, facility & staff to work hard at golf while recognizing their hard work academically.
GreenDrop Recycling Stations are a proven asset when investing in facilities operations and public perception. To enhance your recycling/composting program, contact:
Lyle Peters, Director of Sales - GreenDrop Stations
Pacific Cascade Corporation
14208 N.W. 3rd Court, Suite 200
Vancouver, WA 98685-5759
ABOUT ROYAL OAKS COUNTRY CLUB
Royal Oaks Country Club is a member-owned club located in the heart of Vancouver, WA. Royal Oaks is consistently rated as one of the top five golf courses in the state of Washington by Golf Digest. The beautiful fairways are lined with towering trees and the greens are renowned for their speed, firmness and pure roll. Take a tour at RoyalOaks.net.
ABOUT PACIFIC CASCADE CORPORATION
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Pacific Cascade has been providing the Parking, Hospitality, Traffic Enforcement, and recently the Environmental Sustainability Industries with products to manage and support their effective operational needs.
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SOURCE Royal Oaks Country Club; Pacific Cascade Corporation