Bergenites support their neighbors while having fun - from touring helicopters to hitting holes-in-one.

New Jersey Golf Foundation

The NJGF’s 11th annual Golf Classic recently raised more than $187,000 for local youth, military and special needs programs, with its chosen primary beneficiary being Golf in Schools, an initiative that helps introduce the sport to young children.

Participants of the Special Olympics New Jersey and PGA professionals

 Dean T. Criares and Joe Abruzzo

Ridgewood County Club member Bill Rahal and his guests

National Night Out

Harrington Park residents had a chance to meet with local emergency service personnel during the annual event at Highland Field. Attendees were provided with free food, drinks and games, plus a bounce house and face painting for kids.

Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center’s AirMed team meets with residents

Members of the Harrington Park police and fire departments

Bergen United Way

The local chapter held two events at the Ridgewood Country Club. The Very Special Outing supported the development of community based affordable housing for individuals with special needs, and Women Fore Women was a conference that brought likeminded women together for an afternoon of golf lessons and conversation on leadership.

Thomas Toronto, Heather Liebchen, Wendy Preis, Erica West and Eamon Bencivengo

Thomas Toronto, Amelia Hill, Kay Fernandez and Michael Gaffney

Debbie O’Connell

NJ Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The group recently partnered with Subaru of America to support the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center. The hospital received 80 blankets, each with a message of hope, to distribute to patients. Subaru also donated 10 activity boxes containing coloring supplies for the children.

Back row: Lee Russeth, Miguel Angel Sanchez and Stella Kelly. Front row: James Foley, Donald Jay Allen, Ellen Goldring and Stacy Kreizman

Family Promise of Bergen County

The organization, which provides homeless working families with children access to hot meals and a safe place to stay, received a $7,500 donation from M&T Bank to cover miscellaneous costs and maintenance of its bus. The 14-seat vehicle transports families between the Family Promise headquarters and congregations across the county.

Kate Duggan, Michael Huxley, Shannon Lazare and Deborah Brim

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