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NJCDC Holds 14th Annual ‘Fore the Kids’ Golf Outing

NJCDC Holds 14th Annual ‘Fore the Kids’ Golf Outing

May 12, 2023

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On Monday, May 8, we held our 14th Annual 'Fore the Kids' Golf Outing at the prestigious and historic Glen Ridge Country Club. Since 2009, we've held our Golf Outing every year to raise crucial funding that directly supports our cradle-to-college pipeline of programs and services for Paterson youth. And thanks to our generous donors and supporters, we raised $110,000 to further our vision that all 8,000 children living or going to school in Paterson's Great Falls Neighborhood will graduate from high school ready for college and a successful career!

Despite this event being rescheduled twice from its original date of July 18, 2022 due to lightning and thunder, over 100 golfers arrived bright and early ready to golf for a cause! Before the shotgun start at 9:30 a.m., golfers enjoyed a delicious breakfast and even had the option to get a freshly-made breakfast sandwich straight from the grill. Following breakfast, NJCDC's Chief Development Officer Parshu Shah delivered the kick-off remarks, wishing the golfers luck on the course and thanking them for coming.

After a long morning and afternoon playing 18 holes on this warm and sunny day, golfers gathered at the clubhouse for cocktails and lunch. While guests ate and talked with each other about the event, they also watched a slideshow of photos from throughout the day. NJCDC staff then announced the best overall team and the winners of the Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive contests, as well as the winner of our 50/50 raffle! Afterward, guests were invited to enjoy ice cream and an array of other desserts—including a birthday cake.

This year's Golf Outing was extra special for NJCDC, as it was also our Founder & CEO Bob Guarasci's birthday! Our guests sang "Happy Birthday" to Bob and enjoyed a delicious golf course-themed birthday cake made by baker and Paterson resident Liz Bonilla, who is often referred to as "Paterson's Cake Boss.

Delighted with joy, Bob said, "I would like to thank you all for the birthday wishes and for making this birthday a memorable one!" Earlier in the afternoon, he thanked our sponsors and attendees saying, "NJCDC is very grateful to the organizations and individual donors who came together to make this year's event a great success. And thanks to our generous Golf Outing donors, we raised $110,000 to continue our support of youth in Paterson's Great Falls Neighborhood!"

NJCDC would like to thank this year's 'Fore the Kids' supporters:

Condor Sponsors:

The Daleo Family

Eagle Sponsors:

BD ICBC Lakeland Bank Lowenstein Sandler Railroad Construction Company Valley Bank

Par Sponsors:

1868 Public Affairs AvalonBay Brown & Brown of Lehigh Valley Competitive Business Solutions Duplitron IBEW Local 102 Inserra Langan M&T New Jersey Community Capital Princeton Public Affairs Group Reliable Benefits Spencer Savings Bank Thriven Design Deniz & Martin Vergara Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf

Contest Sponsors:

4imprint Enterprise Community Partners Nicholas Real Estate Agency NJM Insurance Group PNC Sax V. Paulius Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf

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