Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation hosted their annual Golf Invitational on July 16 at Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Lakewood, raising $66,000 to benefit Children’s SpecializedHospital’s newest outpatient facility in Egg Harbor, New Jersey.
A total of 133 golfers came out to show their support for Children’s SpecializedHospital, the largest pediatric rehabilitation hospital in the United States, treating more than 19,000 children with specialized rehabilitative care each year.
(Picutred left to right: Eric Jensen, of Michael Reisz & Company, co-chair the Golf Invitational; Junnie Sharkey, Children's Specialized Hospital and the Wight family, Michael (CSH patient), Nicole and Aaron.)
Denise Porter, of C&R Insurance Agency, and Eric Jensen, of Michael Reisz & Company, co-chaired the Golf Invitational.
Porter was impressed with the spike in participants—21 more golfers than last year—and attributes it to the outstanding care patients receive at Children’s SpecializedHospital.
"The fact that we were able to noticeably increase the number of golfers participating in this year's Invitational speaks volumes as to how important Children's SpecializedHospital is to all those who recognize the miracles performed there every day,” Porter said. “Such an outpouring of support truly emphasizes how people will selflessly reach out to those most in need of random kindness and unconditional humanity."
In addition to golf, participants had a chance to buy tickets in a raffle. First prize was a 60" LCD TV, the second prize was an iPod Touch and third prize was a Kindle Fire.
This year’s major sponsors of the Golf Invitational included: Toms River Elks B.P.O E. 1875; Michael Reisz & Company; Breaker Electric, Inc.; L'Oreal; Car Wash Operators; Amy Mansue; Deloitte; and Dr. Alex Giaquinto.
With the Invitational over, Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation is gearing up for the 25th anniversary of the Umbrella Gala, which is their signature fundraising event. This year’s “Giant Celebration” will be held at the Toyota Club at Met Life Stadium on October 16, 2012. Guests will enjoy an evening of cocktails, entertainment, dancing, and a high-end silent auction. MVP guests will be treated to a private stadium experience including a tour. This is an event you won’t want to miss! For more information please contact Toni Bodrato, special events coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 908-301-5479.