Sunday, December 04, 2022

The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades will hold its 17th annual “Play Fore! the Kids” golf and games event at the Montammy Golf Club in Alpine, New Jersey on Monday, August 7. This popular fundraiser allows the JCC to provide invaluable programming for children with special needs who come through the JCC doors each day to learn invaluable life skills, attend summer camps and take part in other educational and recreational programs that enhance their quality of life.

The event will include a great day of golf, a $250,000-dollar shoot out, hole-in-one competitions, prizes, awards, brunch and refreshments, dinner reception and sensational online and live auctions. To make the day appealing to all game lovers, the day will also feature “Play Games Fore! the Kids,” where attendees can share in the fun of the day by choosing to play tennis, mah jongg, bridge or Canasta. Participants are encouraged to come with friends to play as a group or as a single participant. Lessons will be available for mah jongg and Canasta. Everyone will have the chance to socialize, enjoy a delicious brunch and bid on unique and desirable destinations, events and gifts.

“One of the JCC’s core missions is to ensure that all children with special needs in our community have access to important life experiences,” explains JCC CEO Jordan Shenker. “Our annual golf and games event is one way we succeed in this effort.”

The JCC is now taking reservations for foursomes and/or games, as well as for the evening festivities. A wide range of sponsorship opportunities is available. Attending or sponsoring the event will allow children to participate in the JCC summer camps; provide the opportunity for developmentally disabled children and teens to learn valuable life skills to enhance their daily lives; and support Camp Dream Street, a free camp dedicated to children with cancer and blood disorders, and their siblings, who get to swim, bake, dance, plant gardens and do absolutely everything their healthy peers would do, in a caring, medically safe environment.

Registration for golf begins at 10 a.m.; range opens at 10:30 a.m.; brunch for all: 10:30 a.m.-12 noon; shotgun start: 11:45 a.m. Tennis: Men’s registration is 7 a.m. or 2:45 p.m. with the Men’s Clinic running from 7:30 a.m. or 3-4:30 p.m. Women’s registration is at 9 a.m. with the Women’s Clinic from 9:30-11 a.m. Games registration: 10 a.m; Games 12-2:30 p.m. Dinner reception and auction: 5-9 p.m. Dietary laws observed.

Presenting sponsors include the Hechler family and the Kurtz and Spadaccini families. Event chairs include Daniel Cohn, Cory Hechler and Tracy Reichel; the auctions are chaired by Melissa Garden and Jenna Gutmann; and the games chair is Allison Hechler. The success of the day is also made possible by the event’s generous sponsors, dedicated committees and volunteers. Sponsors include Atlantic, CourtSense, the Owens Group, Valley National Bank and Wheels Up. For more information about sponsorship opportunities and participation, visit www.jccotp.org/playforethekids or contact Michal Kleiman at 201-408-1412 or [email protected].


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