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Foundation for Packaging Education Announces 2022 Fundraiser

By AICC Staff

March 21, 2022


We are always pleased to keep you apprised of the progress the Foundation is making toward its goals. As of this writing, there are 43 companies or individuals that have pledged approximately $1.5 million to the cause of training AICC member company employees.

Now that we are embarked in 2022, in addition to pledges and contributions, the Foundation will also benefit from fundraising efforts on two fronts.

AICC’s annual Independents Cup golf tournament, always a popular fixture at the AICC Spring Meeting, will designate its proceeds for the benefit of the Foundation going forward.

The 8th Annual Independents Cup will be held on April 7 at the Marriott Desert Springs Resort’s Palm and Valley Courses. The courses were designed by acclaimed architect Ted Robinson Sr. and built in the mid-1980s. Robinson was renowned as the “King of Waterscapes,” and these golf courses incorporate 35 acres of sparkling streams, lakes, and cascading waterfalls—providing a tropical oasis in the desert.

The golf competition offers participants more networking opportunities and generates an atmosphere of fun while raising money for a great cause. In addition to playing, there are several sponsorship opportunities available as well. Visit for more information.

Later in the year, the Foundation will hold an event at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina. This was the site of the 2021 Ryder Cup Golf Tournament. The dates are Tuesday, November 8, through Thursday, November 10. The two golf courses that our group will play on are the Ocean Course and Osprey Point. The Ocean Course is a links-style course designed by the legendary Pete Dye and is consistently ranked as one of the top courses in the country. Osprey Point was updated by renowned designer Tom Fazio into a championship-level resort course.

There will also be an off-site event in Charleston for nongolfers. We’ll welcome everyone with a reception on Tuesday. There will be golf and the off-site event on Wednesday, followed by a dinner at the hotel. On Thursday, we will close with another round of golf. Sponsorships will be available at These are two exciting developments for the Foundation. We hope that you can join us at these two events. Space will be limited for both.

If you have not pledged your support for the Foundation, we hope you consider joining your peers and doing so soon. Visit to get involved.