Hollister Foundation and United Way of Northern New Jersey Raise Over $130,000 for Local Children During Annual Golf Classic
PARSIPPANY, NJ, October 22, 2014 — The Hollister Foundation and United Way of Northern New Jersey raised more than $130,000 for local children in need during their annual Help for Children Classic at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, NJ, on Monday, October 20.
Nearly 200 community-minded business leaders from a broad range of corporate, construction and real estate-related firms gathered at the world-renowned venue to participate in a spectacular day of golf to raise money and provide much-needed resources to underserved children across New Jersey.
Baltusrol Golf Club, which will host the PGA Championship in 2016, was an idyllic backdrop for an event that included thought-provoking signage throughout the course stating poignant facts about New Jersey’s children in need to highlight the importance of participating in the event.
As part of the event, two celebrity golf pros, Holly Sonders, of Golf Channel, and Charlie Rymer, of Golf Central, participated in a raffle in which they each joined a foursome for the golf experience.
“Hollister deeply believes that corporate commitment is the key to a strong community for all,” said Christopher A. Johnson, CEO of Hollister Construction Services and Vice President of The Hollister Foundation. “It is gratifying to see so many community and business leaders come together on behalf of local children.”
The Hollister Foundation also partnered with GlassRoots, a community organization based in Newark, New Jersey that fosters life-long learning and creative self-expression through the wonder of glassmaking. GlassRoots produced unique glass awards for the event that were designed and fabricated by Newark children.
For more information about The Hollister Foundation, please contact Mark Faris at Shea Communications at 212 627-5766, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Hollister Foundation
The Hollister Foundationwas created in 2009 as a philanthropic vehicle to mobilize, energize and inspire professionals in the real estate and construction industries to support and fund children’s education and health programs. As the future leaders of our society, children must be provided every possible opportunity for development and growth. The mission of The Hollister Foundation is to raise and distribute funds and promote awareness for organizations and initiatives that foster children’s advancement through education and health. The Hollister Foundation: equipping children with the tools they need for a healthy and successful life.