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Ergodyne hosts fifteenth annual safety industry charity golf tournament

Ergodyne golf tournamentErgodyne hosted its fifteenth annual 65 Roses Golf Classic: A Tenacious Tournament on Monday, July 16, 2012 in Prior Lake, Minnesota at the Legends Golf Club. This premier safety industry fundraiser provides an opportunity for leading manufacturers, distributors, reps and end users from all over the country to come together and raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF). Primary sponsors of the 2012 tournament included 3M, Superior 3rd Party Logistics, the Votel Family Foundation, ISK Industries, JDF Associates, Sqwincher and Wells Fargo. 

Each year the tournament grows more effective in its efforts to raise funds for CFF and connect the safety industry over this worthy cause. This year proved no different. The sold out event included lunch, dinner and 18-holes of golf, as well as amazing prizes, games, raffle items and a live auction. Thanks to the generosity of friends in the safety industry and beyond, top auction items included: an Aspen Dream Vacation, a St. Augustine Golfer’s Fantasy Vacation, sports tickets, wine packages -- and more!

“It feels good to make a difference, and with the help of the safety community, we certainly have done that this year raising over $244,000 dollars for cystic fibrosis (CF) research,” said Tom Votel, president and CEO of Ergodyne. “On our fifteenth anniversary of the event, we're proud to say we have raised a grand total of more than $2.4 million dollars for this important cause.”

At the dinner and live auction on Monday, Chelsea Votel, daughter of Tom Votel, spoke to how the revolutionary new drug Kalydeco™ (addresses a gene found in 4% of the CF population) has changed the trajectory of her life by correcting the basic genetic defect of CF. Chelsea encouraged attendees to open their hearts and dig deep to continue to help fight for the next promising drug in the pipeline, addressing the most common gene which 94% of CF patients carry.

For more information on CF and to donate to the cause, please visit To sign up for next year's event on July 15, 2013, email

About Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide). A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections; and obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food.

About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease. For more information on cystic fibrosis, call (800) FIGHT CF or visit our website at:

About Ergodyne

Since 1983, Ergodyne has pioneered the development of products that Make The Workplace A Betterplace®. What started with just one product has grown into a line of top flight, battle-tested, Tenacious Work Gear®; all precision crafted to manage the elements, enhance productivity and provide protection for workers on jobsites the world over.

The current lineup is extensive and constantly growing: ProFlex® Hand Protection, ProFlex® Knee Pads, ProFlex® Supports, Trex™ Footwear Accessories, Chill-Its® Cooling Products, N-Ferno® Warming Products, GloWear® Hi-Vis Apparel, Squids® Lanyards, Arsenal® Equipment Storage Systems, CORE Performance Work Wear® and SHAX® Portable Work Shelters.

For more information on Ergodyne, visit or call 800.228.8238.

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