The Greater Lafayette Classic awarded a check in the amount of $1,000 to the Chatham Emergency Squad in recognition for its service to the Chatham community. This donation is the result of funds collected during the organization’s 26th annual golf tournament, held annually in the fall.

Started in 1992 by a group of friends and neighbors who enjoyed playing golf, the Greater Lafayette Classic has evolved into an annual tradition of fun, friendly
competition that aims to give back to the Chatham community. In addition to
competing for the coveted, if slightly worn, “green jacket” and trophy (which must be returned each year), all proceeds from the golf tournament are given to Chatham services and non-profits. Beneficiaries include the Chatham Emergency Squad, Chatham Borough and Township Fire Departments, the Senior Center of Chatham and scholarships to graduating Chatham High School students.

New players are welcomed and encouraged to join this year’s tournament, taking place at the Fox Hollow Country Club in Branchburg, NJ on October 4 at 9:00 a.m. Greens fees are due by Friday, September 13 and those interested should reach out to George Elston at goelston@yahoo.com for sign-up information.

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“Being awarded this donation is kind of like a hole in one,” said Evan Skinner, President of the Chatham Emergency Squad. “We are so appreciative of the many players and organizers of the Greater Lafayette Classic who participate in this terrific outing each year, supporting organizations such as ours.”

The Chatham Emergency Squad is an all-volunteer organization funded almost
exclusively by donations. CES never charges for its services. In 2018 they responded to over 1,200 emergency calls and provided free training in CPR to more than 400 residents, teachers, coaches and emergency personnel. To learn more, to donate or to volunteer, please visit www.chathamemergencysquad.or