JFS vs. JCC Golf Tournament Raises $45,000 for Agencies’ Programs

Co-Chairs(Margate, NJ – June 6, 2014) – The JFS vs JCC Golf Tournament, a collaborative fundraising event between Jewish Family Service and the Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center raised more than $45,000 to benefit the agencies’ missions to provide programs and services that enhance and enrich the lives of individuals and families in Atlantic County. On Thursday, May 29th at Linwood Country Club, more than 120 golfers teed off to represent their agency.

“The competition style tournament really made for a fun and interesting day of golf,” said Fran Goldstein, co-chair of the tournament. “It was a great opportunity for the community to come together and enjoy the day to benefit both of these great organizations.”

IMG_6145While Team JCC walked away with the sought-after winner’s trophy, it was a great day had by all attendees. The trophy will be displayed in the JCC lobby until next year’s rematch golf tournament.

In addition to friendly competition, the JFS vs JCC Golf Tournament featured many exciting on-course contests such as closest to the pin, a putting contest and chip off the back deck. Many holes also featured fun activities including beer and liquor tastings and snacks. Golfers walked away with great prizes such as Phillies tickets, foursomes to area golf courses and free lawn care. David & Sherri Anapolle claimed the “Dine Around for a Year” raffle grand prize which included twelve $100 gift certificates to local restaurants. Other attendees won prizes such as a Katz JCC membership and Summer Series package, tickets to the Bay Atlantic Symphony, overnight stays at local casinos and car washes for a year.

IMG_6517“The committee was gratified by the fact that every golfer walked away stating that they had a wonderful day and a lot of fun,” said Rob Lang, co-chair. “This type of event shows how successful local Agencies can be with a little cooperation”

For more information on Jewish Family Service or the Katz Jewish Community Center, please visit www.jfsatlantic.org or www.jccatlantic.org

About Jewish Family Service

Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties is a multi-service family counseling agency dedicated to promoting, strengthening and preserving individual, family, and community well-being in a manner consistent with Jewish philosophy and values. For more information regarding Jewish Family Service contact 609-822-1108 or visit www.jfsatlantic.org.

About Katz JCC

The mission of the Milton & Betty Katz JCC of Atlantic County is to foster an appreciation of Jewish identity, values and culture, to promote health, education and welfare of our members, to strengthen Jewish family life, to build a sense of community and ensure Jewish continuity for our children, our children’s children and ourselves.