Dole and the Royal Trophy have jointly announced the launch of a partnership between Asia’s premier professional golf championship and the world’s largest producer and marketer of high quality fresh fruit. Under the cooperation, Dole is designated the Official Supplier of Fresh Fruit for the historic Sixth Edition of the Royal Trophy – Europe vs Asia Golf Championship to be held on 14-16 December at the palatial Empire Hotel & Country Club in the Sultanate of Brunei.

“Dole is committed to delivering the right foods naturally and to promoting the understanding that by eating a good selection of fruit, people will live better and healthier lives. Our partnership with the Royal Trophy is a natural alignment in terms of the promotion of a healthy and active life-style for the public at-large, and especially for the youth,” stated Mr. Johann Albano, Vice President for Business Development of Dole Asia, the fresh produce division of Dole Food Company Inc.

“We are all looking forward to providing the elite professional golfers of Asia and Europe with the right nutrition as they participate in the Royal Trophy Matches in the Sultanate of Brunei, including the delicious fruit they will eat on the golf course,” added Mr. Johann Albano.

Founded in Hawaii in 1851, Dole, with 2011 net revenues of $6.9 billion, is the world’s largest producer and marketer of high-quality fresh fruit and fresh vegetables, and is the leading producer of organic bananas. Dole markets a growing line of packaged and frozen fruit and is a produce industry leader in nutrition education and research. The Company does business in more than 90 countries worldwide, employs on average over 50,000 full-time regular, seasonal and temporary employees and is a produce industry leader in nutrition education and research.

“We warmly welcome Dole to the Royal Trophy. With its offering of a variety of more than 200 products, being synonymous with high quality standards and with its reputation earned over the past 154 years of unwavering commitment to fulfill its customers’ needs and consumers’ expectations, the Royal Trophy is delighted to partner with Dole in the staging of what promises to be the greatest professional golf championship ever held in Asia,” stated Mr. Lincoln Venancio, the Royal Trophy Managing Director.

“This is a partnership which will support the performance of the Asian and European Teams as they will enjoy convenient access to the most healthy and nutritional fresh fruit throughout the day, including while they compete on the magnificent Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course. The cooperation with Dole will also significantly enhance the experience of the general public and international visitors attending the Championship as they will be able to enjoy high quality, delicious and hydrating fresh fruit as they follow the competitive team golf action and passionately support their respective Continents,” stated Mr. Lincoln Venancio, the Royal Trophy Managing Director.

The Royal Trophy is a unique, passionate and emotionally-charged series of matches played between the Continents of Asia and Europe. Featuring a total of sixteen foursomes, four-ball and singles encounters played over three days, the prestigious and highly-competitive team match-play Championship will once again showcase eight of Europe’s and Asia’s best golfers representing their respective Continents.

The sixth edition of the monumental Match will be held at the stunning Empire Hotel & Country Club, located in the eastern tip of the Island of Borneo and set amidst one of the world’s oldest rainforests and the pristine South China Sea. The Event promises to attract record galleries for Asian golf, deliver team golf of the highest quality and produce an electrifying sporting atmosphere as the two great Continents strive for stewardship of the Royal Trophy.

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