Monday, September 28, 2009

Diversified Foods gives $20,000 to ECU hospitality

Diversified Foods Inc. (DFI) presented the Department of Hospitality Management at East Carolina University (ECU) with $20,000 at its Tournament of Friends Golf Outing at the Lane Tree Golf Course in Goldsboro, N.C., on Sept. 19. The funds, which were raised through tournament entry fees and sponsorships, will be used for scholarships for hospitality management students in the current school year.

This is the ninth year that DFI has donated proceeds from the Tournament of Friends for hospitality student scholarships. In that time, the restaurant management concept has donated more than $100,000 total. Approximately 135 golfers attended this year's event. At a dinner following the tournament, DFI owner H.M. Poythress presented a check to chair of ECU's Department of Hospitality Management, Bob O'Halloran.