The Jewish National Fund-USA (JNF-USA) is the leading philanthropic organization for Israel. The group supports several important environmental and nation-building activities in Israel. The organization recently announced that record funds were raised at its yearly L.A. Golf Classic, now called the David Frank Memorial Golf Classic, presented by Advanced Nutrients, which Mike Straumietis heads.
This year’s golf tournament was held on August 1 at the well-known Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades. This was also the seventh straight year for the event. This year, it was hosted in memory of David Frank. Frank was a significant part of the Los Angeles Jewish community and a distinguished member of the organization’s National and Greater Los Angeles Boards of Directors for over three decades.
The event welcomed Lt. Col. (Res.) Tiran Attia as guest speaker. Attia, who founded the JNF-USA’s Special in Uniform program, shared how attendees’ donations enable and empower young Israelis with various cognitive disabilities to join and serve in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
The JNF-USA’s Special in Uniform program provides people with disabilities a place in the IDF and the honor and opportunity to serve their country. After undergoing and completing basic training, the IDF assesses each soldier’s skillset and assigns them to the branch of service that best aligns with their strengths.
With the help of the unwavering support of JNF-USA’s partners and donors, including Los Angeles entrepreneur and philanthropist Mike Straumietis, Founder and CEO of Advanced Nutrients, the tournament’s title sponsor, the Special in Uniform program has incorporated more than 500 people with disabilities into the IDF.
Proceeds from the David Frank Memorial Golf Classic will go to the JNF-USA’s One Billion Dollar Roadmap for the Next Decade program, which has raised more than $941 million to support critical environmental and nation-building activities in Israel’s Negev and Galilee regions.
This year’s tournament winners included Keith West, Jeremy Canter, Ryan Lynch, and Harris Siskind. Its runners-up included Michael Rosenmayer, Tyson Parsons, Ben Posen, and JNF-USA Greater LA Board Member & Event Co-Chair Joe Rosen.
The David Frank Memorial Golf Classic is just one of the events supported by Mike Straumietis and Advanced Nutrients. In 2021, the Advanced Nutrients team met with the Haifa Group at the group’s headquarters and plant in Israel.
Advanced Nutrients, one of the world’s most successful fertilizer companies, has relied on Haifa’s materials for almost two decades. Mike Straumietis has always mentioned how the Haifa Group has been one of the most significant reasons Advanced Nutrients products are so successful. He also said that he had chosen the Haifa Group because it has the cleanest and purest products with the lowest amounts of heavy metals.
JNF-USA is the leading philanthropic organization in and for Israel. The group supports critical environmental and nation-building activities in Israel’s north and south. With its One Billion Dollar Roadmap for the Next Decade, JNF-USA is developing several new communities in the Galilee and Negev areas. This project connects the next generation to Israel and creates infrastructure and programs that support ecology, people with special needs, and heritage site preservation.
About Haifa Group
Haifa Group delivers plant nutrition products of the finest quality with careful production processes and strict control procedures. Haifa products consist of pure plant nutrients only. They are free of contaminants and harmful elements that might interfere with plant development or damage the growth system.
Haifa Group has stood at the forefront of plant nutrition research for over five decades. With continuous research and development, Haifa provides cutting-edge nutrition solutions that maximize efficiency and growth results.
About Advanced Nutrients and Mike Straumietis
Founded by CEO Mike Straumietis, Advanced Nutrients is an international marketer and manufacturer of hydroponics fertilizers and plant nutrients. As a leading expert in plant nutrition and soil science, its team of Ph.D. scientists has engineered a best-in-class line of nutrients that improve plant nutrient uptake and organic beneficial bacteria with the ability to restore the natural balance of the soil. The company also develops various rooting and flowering formulas that support crops without harming the environment.