More than $10,000 was raised for local charities earlier in June through a golf
tournament featuring the Philadelphia produce industry.
The Philadelphia chapter of the United Fresh Produce Association held the
ninth annual Louis Penza Sr. Memorial Golf Tournament June 11 at the
Medford Village Country Club. Participating Philadelphia Regional Produce
Market operators, suppliers and guests numbered 92, creating 23 foursomes.
"We had perfect weather. It was a fun day to get people together from the
Philadelphia Regional Produce Market," tournament Chairman Louis Penza Jr.
told The Produce News. "Our customers and suppliers are very supportive. We
have a good time, and it's good to have everyone get together. It's always
been a fun day."
Mr. Penza, who is vice president of Pinto Bros. Inc. on the Philadelphia
produce terminal, announces the recipients of scholarships a year after the
preceding tournament. So at this year's event, he announced that the $10,000
raised in 2009 was given to four entities: The New Jersey Agricultural Society;
St. Francis Elementary School in Springfield, PA; the Noonan Scholarship Fund;
and the Scerba Scholarship Fund.
Serving on the memorial golf tournament committee with Mr. Penza were Fred
Penza and Todd Penza. Chuck Zambito, president of United's Philadelphia
chapter, works "to assure [that the] committee does the job," Mr. Penza said.
Mr. Zambito, who owns Zambito Produce Sales in Woodbury, NJ, said, "We had
a great turnout. We had a beautiful day and all kinds of food. It was ideal."