On September 28th, 2020 the Scotch Plains PBA Local #87 will be hosting its 35th Annual Children's Charity Golf Outing at the Shackamaxon Golf and Country Club in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. Participation in the event is attended by approximately 144 golfers comprised of Law Enforcement officers from throughout the State of New Jersey, as well as several generous business men and women all wanting to contribute to a great cause! To date, we have raised over $191,000.00 to benefit such groups as the Special Olympics, Goryeb Children’s Hospital, the Scotch Plains-Fanwood PAL, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of NJ, Toys for Tots, the Children's Specialized Hospital in Mountainside, NJ, The Valerie Fund, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the Children’s Burn Center at Saint Barnabas, and the Never Say Never Foundation. This year’s recipient will be the Autism NJ. 100% of proceeds raised from this event go directly to the chosen charity. At this event, we try to keep our costs down by receiving monetary donations as well as donated gift cards and beverages from local businesses. In previous years we have always had success and donated a decent amount to great charities like the ones listed above and many more. However, this year we wanted to go bigger and we are enlisting the help of the public who might not play golf but still would like to donate to a great cause. No amount is too small! With the increased costs of running an event like this we hope to meet or exceed our GoFundMe goal which will allow for a larger donation to a great charity who helps children with Autism.
The Power of Connection
For more than 50 years Autism New Jersey has adhered to our core values to serve New Jersey’s autism community through the full range of support needs throughout the lifespan. Through awareness, information sharing, training, public policy initiatives, and a commitment to science-based intervention, Autism New Jersey serves as a collective and influential voice for the community and systematically and compassionately improves the lives of individuals with autism every day.