GAF Materials Corporation will be sponsoring the J.D. Hasselbach memorial Golf Tournament on Oct. 7, 2010 at the TPC Tampa Bay in Lutz, Fla.
GAF Materials Corporation will be sponsoring the J.D.
Hasselbach memorial Golf Tournament on Oct. 7, 2010 at the TPC Tampa Bay in
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes
Research Foundation, and for members of the West Coast Roofing Contractors
Association who participate in the tournament, registration fees will go
towards the association.
Now in its third year, the tournament honors former GAF Vice
President of the Southeast Area and former President of the Asphalt Roofing
Manufacturers Association (ARMA), J.D. Hasselbach, who passed away in 2008.
During his career with GAF, Hasselbach won the President’s Leadership Award for
outstanding leadership among his peers in 2002 and 2004. In 2003 and 2005, JD
was awarded Sales Area of the Year for top performance in revenue and profit
within the GAF Materials Corporation family.
He is also remembered by the roofing community as a
visionary who lead ARMA through some of its most dynamic times, including the
post-Hurricane Andrew period in South Florida, when code changes were defeated
that would have eliminated asphalt shingles from the South Florida roofing
market; defeating the potential built-up roofing aggregate ban in Broward
County, Fla., and his leadership and work with the United States Environmental
Protection Agency’s promulgation of the Maximum Attainable Control Technology
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is the worldwide
leader for research to cure type 1 diabetes and is the largest charitable
funder and advocate of diabetes science worldwide. Its mission is to find a
cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Type 1
diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly,
with complications that may include kidney failure, blindness, heart disease,
stroke and amputation. Even worse, the disease can be fatal and currently has
For more information about the golf tournament, visit www.jdrf.org/index.cfm?page_id=112983.
For more information about GAF Materials Corporation, visit www.gaf.com.