Safety industry raises more than $200K at charity golf tournament

July 28, 2014

Safety products provider Ergodyne, based in St. Paul, Minn., hosted its 17th annual 65 Roses Golf Classic: A Tenacious Tournament™ on July 14 at the Legends Golf Club in Prior Lake, Minn. Bringing together manufacturers, distributors, reps, and end users from all over the country, the safety industry event raised more than $228,475. In the past 17 years, the event has raised a total of $2.9 million for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF).

Primary sponsors of the 2014 tournament included Superior 3rd Party Logistics, the Votel Family Foundation, ISK Industries, JDF Associates, and Sqwincher.

Chelsea Votel, daughter of Tom Votel and product specialist at Ergodyne, spoke about her battle with CF and how the revolutionary new drug Kalydeco™, which addresses a gene found in 4 percent of the CF population, has drastically lowered her symptoms by correcting the basic genetic defect of CF.

For more information on CF and to donate to the cause, visit To sign up for next year's event on July 20, 2015, e-mail