United Way of Northern New Jersey invites winter sports enthusiasts to its one-of-a-kind, family-friendly golf event in Sussex County that takes place in any kind of weather at the Sussex County Fairgrounds on Saturday, January 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The 13th annual United Way Chili Open Golf Classic combines a spirited golf outing with the serious work of raising money to help area residents who are struggling to make ends meet.
Golfers can play 18 holes — sometimes in the snow and freezing temperatures — and warm up afterward with a chili sampling fest as well as a variety of other fare from local restaurants and caterers. Golfers also can take part in dozens of raffles featuring prizes from local businesses and community members. In addition, Sussex County band R.E.N.O. will be on hand to play its signature brand of acoustic rock music.
The event will help ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) families and individuals — those who are working and paying taxes but still unable to afford the basic necessities of housing, food, child care, health care and transportation. United Way research shows that more than 12,000 households or 23 percent of Sussex County households are ALICE.
“This winter golf event not only offers participants a unique and adventurous time, it also serves as a way to assist our neighbors in need,” said United Way Community Relations Manager Monica Lemperle. “Through the United Way Chili Open Golf Classic, we are helping area residents achieve financial stability.”
The event raises funds to help provide ALICE households with access to free tax preparation, financial education and other supports, putting ALICE on the path to financial independence.
To date, event sponsors include Name A Nine Sponsors Selective Insurance, Sussex Bank and Thorlabs. Additional sponsors include Ames Rubber, Coastal Financial, Eastern Propane, Intercar Mercedes-Benz, Kohler Distributing Company, Lakeland Bank, Newton Medical Center, and Title On Demand of NJ; and In-Kind Sponsors New Jersey Herald and New Jersey State Fair.
Tickets are $65.00 per golfer before January 11 and $75.00 per golfer after January 11. Tickets for lunch only are $10.00 per person.
For more information or to register, click here.
About United Way of Northern New Jersey
United Way of Northern New Jersey is a nonprofit organization working to improve people’s lives and strengthen communities by focusing on Education, Income, and Health. These are the building blocks for a good life – a quality education that leads to a stable job; the tools needed to achieve financial stability; and good health. We lead caring communities to create long-lasting changes that transform people’s lives. Together, united, we can inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow. United Way of Northern New Jersey serves Morris, Somerset, Sussex, and Warren counties as well as portions of suburban Essex County, including the Caldwells, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Glen Ridge, Livingston, Millburn-Short Hills, Montclair, Roseland, and Verona. Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED. To learn more, call 973.993.1160 or visit www.UnitedWayNNJ.org.