The 14th Annual Children's Aid Society Golf Classic was held recently at the renowned Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey. Baltusrol is the site of 14 Children's Aid Classics, 15 USGA national championships, seven U.S. Opens and a PGA Championship. In 2016, the PGA Championship will return for a second time.
The Classic kicked off with a brunch, followed by 18 holes on the championship lower course, and ended with a cocktail reception, awards ceremony and a spirited auction. The event raised over $180,000 to fund higher education readiness programs and scholarships for hard-working yet underprivileged youth, such as the teens in our EXCEL program. Since 2000, the Children’s Aid Golf Classic has raised over $3.35 million.
Special Guests speakers included Howard Cross, SVP, Cresa, Co-host, YES Network’s This Week in Football, Sideline analyst for the New York Giants’ radio network and member of the Super Bowl XXV Champion New York Giants; and Elvis Santana, a graduate of both the EXCEL program and Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School, a Children's Aid community school, who is now studying Organizational Psychology at Albertus Magnus College.
A very heartfelt thank you to our 2013 Golf Classic sponsors including Founding Sponsor, Accenture; Hole-in-One Sponsor, Audi of Bernardsville and Mendam; foursome supporters Buck Consultants, EmblemHealth, FXI, Russel Hamilton, Jon Harrington, High Point Wealth Management, Housen Financial Group, HUB International Northeast, MKP Capital Management, LVI Services, Merrill Lynch and UnitedHealthcare Oxford; and our dedicated Steering Committee.
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