Pictured at Madison Area YMCA’s 15th Annual Charity Golf Classic’s reception with their first place trophy are winning foursome Martin Rambusch, Bruce Sanford, Jim Alexander and Todd Shipman, all Madison residents.
Pictured at Madison Area YMCA’s 15th Annual Charity Golf Classic participating in the Women’s Golf Clinic are golfers Marie Slate from Morristown, Suzie Maguire from Madison, Diane Maguire from Short Hills and Liz Mead from Morristown.
Pictured at the Madison Area YMCA’s 15th Annual Charity Golf Classic are Y Staff and Volunteers.
Pictured at the Madison Area YMCA's 15th Annual Charity Golf Classic are Realogy foursome, Dave Weaving from Chatham, Drew Napurano from Chester, Chris Sears from Sparta and Tom McGovern from High Bridge.
Pictured at the Madison Area YMCA’s 15th Annual Charity Golf Classic’s reception, held at the Morris County Golf Club, are Madison residents Susan Alexander and Sharon Kunas with David Piano from Randolph .
The Madison Area YMCA held its 15th Annual Charity Golf Classic at the Morris County Golf Club. Pictured is the second -place foursome: Mina Mitby from New York, NY, Matt Maxwell from Brooklyn, NY, Matt McInerny from Basking Ridge and Park Benjamin from Madison.
Pictured at Madison Area YMCA’s 15th Annual Charity Golf Classic are Andrew Boszhardt from Harding Township, Brian McCabe from Mendham, Golf Pro, Ted O’Rourke from Mendham, Tom Uhlman from Madison and Neil O’Donnell from New Vernon.
Charity Golf Classic Sends Kids to YMCA Summer Camp
Thursday, August 2, 2012 • 4:04pm
The Madison Area YMCA held its 15th Annual Charity Golf Classic at the Morris County Golf Club in Morristown on June 18th. The Golf Classic is the most important fundraising event for the YMCA’s Annual Support Fund, its need-based financial assistance program. Through the generosity of our sponsors and participants, this year’s tournament generated more than $177,000, which provided more than 200 weeks of assistance for Summer Camp, Membership and Programs for area children whose families could not otherwise afford to participate.
This camp experience allows children to remain in a safe and thriving environment, while their families continue to work. Presented by Citi Global Markets, the event also attracted major sponsorship support from Morgan Stanley, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Madison Honda, the MCJ Amelior Foundation, Andrew Boszhardt and Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA. Madison Honda and Smythe Volvo sponsored two Hole-in-One contests on the course.
A total of 112 players enjoyed a challenging round of golf in near-perfect weather conditions. The team composed of Jim Alexander, Todd Shipman, Martin Rambusch and Bruce Sanford, all from Madison, took top honors. The second place foursome included Mina Mitby of New York, NY, Matt McInerny of Basking Ridge, Park Benjamin of Madison and Matt Maxwell of Brooklyn, NY. The David DePaul foursome, which also included fellow Madison residents Brian McGuire and Brian Gorczynski finished third.
In addition to the team competition, all 112 participants had opportunities to claim individual contest prizes. Matt McKeone of Mount Arlington won the Longest Drive contest for men and Mina Mitby of New York, NY, won the Longest Drive contest for ladies on Hole #11. Ish McLaughlin of Summit won the Closest to the Line contest on Hole #5 and Tim Phillip from Bridgewater, won the Closest to the Pin contest on Hole #15.
New this year was a putting contest. For the second year, golf professional, Karen Noble, taught a women's golf clinic. Sixteen ladies participated in the clinic, which focused on the fundamentals of the game.
After the golf portion of the event, players and guests enjoyed cocktails and dinner while bidding on various gifts during the live and silent auctions. Tournament and contest winners were recognized at the reception for their accomplishments and YMCA staff members took the opportunity to thank everyone, including players, sponsors and volunteers, for their tremendous generosity emphasizing how their efforts made summer camp experiences possible for area children whose families were unable to afford the full cost.
For those who are interested in contributing to the Madison Area YMCA Annual Support Fund by either making an online donation or volunteering their time please visit www.madisonareaymca.org or call 973-822-YMCA (9622).