The Arc of Warren County and The House of The Good Shepherd joined forces to hold the organizations’ first Golf Classic recently, teeing up a resounding success that has both non-profits planning to hold a second Golf Classic in 2021.
More than 100 golfers participated in the event at Hawk Pointe Golf Club in Washington Township, NJ, raising more than $13,000 in support of The Arc Foundation and The Shepherd’s Fund.
“As a result of the current climate, we were pleased that we were able to move forward with this opportunity,” says Susan Lanza, CEO of The House of the Good Shepherd. “We weren’t sure what to expect as far as interest, but were fortunate that the event was so well received in the community. The timing was right and the feedback that we received was extremely positive.”
In the past, The Arc and The House of the Good Shepherd held separate golf outings, but the two groups felt strongly that by combining their efforts it would be of great benefit to each of them, their sponsors, and the participants. Norman Worth, Managing Partner and President of WRNJ Radio and The House of the Good Shepherd Board Member, served as the emcee. Worth and Leslie Schott, The Arc of Warren County’s Board of Directors’ President, were integral members of the Golf Classic committee.
“We are thankful to have had the opportunity to work with The House of the Good Shepherd in this significant manner,” says John Whitehead, CEO of The Arc of Warren County. “It was an extremely positive experience for all involved. Thank you to the supporters and attendees. It would have not been a success without your involvement and commitment.”
The Second Golf Classic with The Arc of Warren County and The House of the Good Shepherd is scheduled for September 13, 2021.
The two groups offered thanks to all of the sponsors whose commitment ensured the success of this initiative. The corporations who served as Gold Sponsors were Mutual of America Financial Group and Nisivoccia, LLP. The Silver Sponsors for this event were Blue Ridge Lumber, Fellowship Senior Living, Fulton Bank, George Salamy in Loving Memory of Barbara Salamy and WRNJ Radio. BakerTilly, Edward Jones (Robyn Jensen, CFP), Hackettstown Medical Center and Hackettstown Rotary Club served as Bronze Sponsors. Steve Dimiceli Painting served as BBQ Sponsor and Rossi Auto Group was the Hole-In-One Sponsor for this event. They also thanked the organizations that sponsored a tee sign that day and the organizations that donated products as gifts.
The Arc Foundation was established in 1998 to provide a continuum of funding to help assure the financial security of The Arc programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Shepherd’s Fund was founded by The House of the Good Shepherd’s Board of Trustees to provide financial assistance to residents whose resources have depleted and allow them to receive care regardless of their financial capacity to pay.
The Arc is a national organization that serves individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their family members since 1950. The Arc of Warren County is one of 700 chapters of The Arc and serves more than 1,100 people annually for the past 66 years. Programs include residential group homes and supervised apartments, day services, community-based supports, advocacy services, recreation and summer camp, Special Olympics training, early intervention and a wide variety of additional social services.
The House of the Good Shepherd Retirement Community has been serving the Northwest Jersey community for decades. Situated along the Musconetcong River, The House offers an array of living arrangements from independent living to assisted living to skilled nursing care. For more about The House, go to www.hotgs.org.