Princeton, New Jersey – On Monday, May 8, 2017 101 golfers participated in the Good Grief annual charity golf outing at TCP Jasna Polana, raising $125,770 to support its mission to help grieving families coping with loss through support programs, education, and advocacy.
A sunny day of golf concluded in TPC Jasna Polana’s beautiful clubhouse with dinner, cocktails, and a Good Grief teen participant speaker, Clara Huero. “Life is said to be one of the toughest teachers because it gives you the test first, and the lesson afterwards. I think losing a loved one is one of the hardest tests to learn from, and one we are never really prepared for, regardless of age.” Clara continued, “The grieving process is a very personal one and differs for each of us. Good Grief encourages us to dig deep inside ourselves to find the answers to our individual challenges.” The room was filled with emotion and a sense of pride, as the golfers reflected on the impact their participation was making on grieving kids, like Clara, throughout New Jersey.
“The Good Grief Golf Tournament has become both a fun and important annual event to support our children and families,” CEO, Joe Primo, said. “Thanks to the generosity of the many people who make it successful, we are able to make a significant difference in the ability to work towards a community where no child ever has to grieve alone. We couldn’t have done it without the support of our board, volunteers, and event sponsors.”
The event was a huge success due to the generous support of presenting sponsors Celgene and Private Advisors Group. Other local business and corporate supporters included: Abbvie, AmeriHealth NJ, Application Consulting Group Inc., Atlantic Health Systems, Audi Princeton, Bayer Healthcare, ConnectOne, Educational Services Group, GI Pathology, Hamilton Jewelers, Investor’s Bank, JBK Associates, New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance, Princeton Anesthesia Services, Princeton Gastroenterology Associates, Princeton Radiation Oncology, RBC Wealth Management, Strawn Arnold & Associates, The Ambriola Company, Inc., The Dahme Group – Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, and University Medical Center of Princeton.
To learn more about Good Grief, visit www.good-grief.org.
Clara Huergo, 16-year-old Good Grief participant, speaking at Good Grief’s Golf “Fore” the Kids Event
Good Grief is respected as a national leader in delivering grief services to children and their families. It is the leading provider of these services in New Jersey, serving over 1,000 children since its founding in 2004. Good Grief is a registered 501(c) (3) tax-exempt non-profit organization whose mission is to provide unlimited free support to children, teens and families after the death of a parent or sibling. Servicing more than 150 communities, we operate programs in Morristown and Princeton. For more information about Good Grief, please visit our web site www.good-grief.org.
For more information, contact:
Joseph Primo, CEO
908-522-1999 x 8011
Courtney Hodock, Director of Development
609-498-6674 x 8010