After getting married 3 years ago, Ryan Pirchio and Sara Caldwell wanted to give back to their community, together. After doing research around the community, Ryan told Sara “There is a really great organization I want to get involved with called Good Grief.” Good Grief’s mission is to provide unlimited and free support to children, teens, young adults, and families after the death of a mother, father, sister, or brother through peer support programs, education, and advocacy.
Ryan now sits on the Golf Committee for Good Grief’s annual Golf Fore the Kids event at TPC Jasna Polana in Princeton. Ryan’s company, Terabyte Consulting, is also proudly sponsoring the event that will take place on Monday, May 6, 2019.
Ryan and Sara both had losses when they were younger. By the age of 15, Ryan had lost both of his parents. “I had always wished there was something like Good Grief that could help me cope with the passing of both of my parents. This organization is near and dear to my heart, I want to help it expand across New Jersey so that no other child has to experience the isolation I felt,” explained Ryan.
Good Grief families come from over 200 towns throughout New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. There are over 900 individuals enrolled in Good Grief’s programs, and each year enrollment continues to grow. All proceeds from Golf Fore the Kids will go toward providing grieving families with free support, and for education and advocacy programs throughout the state.
Good Grief’s Golf Fore the Kids outing begins with registration at 10:00 a.m. Shotgun start is at 12:00 p.m. with an on-course box lunch. Following the 18 holes of golf, there will be a cocktails and dinner in the picturesque circular-shaped Travertine Room, which overlooks the 18th fairway and offers panoramic views of the estate. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase throughout the day and there will be on course contests including “Closest to the Pin” and “Longest Drive.” Mulligans will be sold prior to the shotgun start! During dinner there will be a short program emceed by Good Grief participants, as well as a silent auction.
As new parents, Ryan and Sara feel proud to support an organization that gives kids a chance after devastating loss. “The grieving process is long and it never actually leaves you. Building up a community and coping mechanisms to help you along the way is the greatest thing you can give somebody that loses someone at a young age,” reflected Sara. Good Grief’s services are made possible by caring community members like Ryan and Sara.
To R.S.V.P., become a sponsor, or volunteer for Good Grief’s Golf Fore the Kids you can register online http://tinyurl.com/GgGolf19, contact Katie Comerford, 609-498-6674 ext. 8002, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Please note, your spot in the outing will be confirmed once payment is secured.
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, Princeton, Jersey City, and Newark. For more information about Good Grief, please visit our web site www.good-grief.org.