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Golf Tournament Raises Funds for Japan Relief

Port's industry partners give more than $100,000 to cause

July 27, 2011

A golf tournament organized by the Port of Long Beach raised more than $100,000 for Japan relief and recovery efforts.

The tournament, played Monday, July 25, at the Virginia Country Club in Long Beach, was part of the Port’s year-long Centennial Celebration.

The Port added the fund-raiser to its schedule of Centennial events to help fund Japan's recovery from the devastating earthquake and tsunami in March. Japan is the Port's second-largest trading partner and the Port has close ties to the Japanese business community.

“We’re proud to have this opportunity for our partners to come together and support the vital relief and recovery effort in Japan,” said Port Executive Director Richard D. Steinke.

All of the proceeds from the tournament will be sent to the Japan relief fund through the Japanese Business Association Foundation.

Major sponsors included: the California Trucking Association, BP America, Daetweiler Tire Company, Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), BNSF, Circle Porsche-Audi, the ILWU, Republic Services, SSA Marine, URS, Parson's, Long Beach Container Terminal, SA Recycling, AECOM, International Transportation Service, Inc. and P2S Engineering.

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