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United Way Honey Open Golf Outing to Benefit Sussex County Women

Maria DaSilva-Gordon

Monday, July 28, 2014 • 5:21pm

NEWTON, N.J. – On Monday, September 8, United Way Honey Open Golf Outing will be held at the Farmstead Golf & Country Club, 88 Lawrence Road in Lafayette. Now in its 37th year, the women’s golf event will raise funds to help local women become financially stable by providing scholarships to help offset costs associated with obtaining a higher education.

While proceeds from this annual event have always benefited United Way of Northern New Jersey and other local agencies providing services to women and children, this year marks the first time United Way Women’s Leadership Council will serve as host. The event honors the legacy of tournament founder Helen “Honey” Ackerman who believed women and children should have access to resources to build a better life, subsequently helping to build a stronger community.

There are two ways for women to play:

  • 9-hole scramble lesson for golfers interested in learning more about the game
  • Traditional 18-hole scramble for experienced golfers

The outing will begin with registration at 7 a.m. followed by an 8 a.m. shotgun start for 18-hole golfers. The 9-hole lesson will begin at 9 a.m. The $125 per person registration includes golf, continental breakfast and an awards luncheon.

To date, event sponsors include Bentley Assisted Living, Eastern Propane Corporation, Lakeland Bank, Merrill Lynch, the Mitchell Agency, Surrogate Gary Chiusano, Sussex Bank, Thorlabs, and Van Den Heuvel & Fountain Inc. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

For more information or to register by Wednesday, September 3, visit www.UnitedWayNNJ.org/HoneyOpen2014 or email Mary.Emilius@UnitedWayNNJ.org, or call 973.579.3040.

About United Way of Northern New Jersey

United Way of Northern New Jersey is a nonprofit organization working to improve people’s lives and strengthen communities by focusing on Education, Income, and Health.  These are the building blocks for a good life – a quality education that leads to a stable job; the tools needed to achieve financial stability; and good health.  We lead caring communities to create long-lasting changes that transform people’s lives.  Together, united, we can inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow. United Way of Northern New Jersey serves Morris, Somerset, Sussex, and Warren counties as well as portions of suburban Essex County, including the Caldwells, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Glen Ridge, Livingston, Millburn-Short Hills, Montclair, Roseland, and Verona.  Give.  Advocate.  Volunteer.  LIVE UNITED. To learn more, call973.579.3040 or visit www.UnitedWayNNJ.org.

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