Thank You for the Golf Tournament

Posted by ODI Secretary | On: Jul 22 2019

We had a very successful ODI Benefit Golf Tournament this year. Below is an open letter of thank-you to Dirk Davis, Greg Younger, and Everfresh Fruit. Thank you from all of ODI, sponsors, and players. We had a great time at this year’s tournament!


Dear Greg and Dirk,

Thank you so much for all the work the two of you do to organize the ODI golf tournament.  On behalf of current and future OSU dairy students, I want to express a profound gratitude for everything. You have turned this event into a brilliant fundraiser.

Yes, it’s fun to be out on the golf course for the morning, but the impact is what really matters. I cannot give names or tell specific stories, but there have been recipients of the Bodyfelt scholarship who have been sleeping in their cars and depending on the OSU rec center for showers. Our students are under tremendous pressure to juggle classes, studies, and the need to work to pay the bills. College life looks fun from the outside, but it’s not always fun for our students. Economic hardship is the number one reason for stress and helplessness. You two along with all the sponsors and golfers are making a real difference to these students. THANK YOU.

Also, please extend my sincere thanks to Everfresh Fruit for always supporting this event.



Lisbeth Goddik, Ph.D.

Interim Department Head for Food Science & Technology

OSU Dairy Processing Extension Specialist


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