United Way of Greater Union County’s Annual Golf Classic Raises More Than $40,000 for Community Programs
Saturday, August 25, 2012 • 6:00am
SUMMIT, NJ - It was a day of golf, cameraderie and goodwill as more than 80 individuals hit the links for the United Way of Union County's (UWGUC) Annual Golf Classic.
The event raised more than $40,000 for community programs supported by the United Way. It took place at Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit, where attendees enjoyed a fabulous day of golf that included a meet and greet with former New York Giants running back Ottis Anderson, a buffet lunch, full dinner and chances to win hole-in-one prizes.
“The change of venue this year really excited our supporters,” said James W. Horne Jr., President & CEO of UWGUC. “This year’s event was like no other and we are truly grateful for our sponsors. We rely on their generosity to help us successfully continue our work in the community.
Tournament proceeds will support United Way’s Community Fund, which helps to improve the lives and change conditions in the community by strengthening families. UWGUC develops and supports programs that measurably improve the lives of local children and families. United Way’s Family Success Centers is an example of how the organization works to build stronger, more vibrant and healthy families by providing access to services based on needs. The Family Success Centers are community based family-centered neighborhood gathering places where any community resident can go for information and services.
The 2012 Benefactor Sponsor was JFK Health System. Additional sponsors included: AGL/Elizabethtown Gas, Brenda Anderson, COE Administrators, Comcast, C.R. Bard Inc., Duane Morris, DuPont, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Kevin D. Harris Esq., IBM, Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, Linde North America Inc., LJL Financial, NuStar Energy LP, PSE&G, TD Bank, The Ponosuk Group, Village Supermarkets and YMCA of Eastern Union County. UWGUC thanks their Hole-in-One Sponsor Smythe-Volvo of Summit as well as Ciboney Cigars for their support.
Additional pictures from the event can be viewed on the United Way of Greater Union County’s Flickr page.