Michael Rosenberg of Chatham, co-founder of the Tetragon Financial Group, has received the Chairman's Award, which is presented "to an individual who works tirelessly behind the scenes to support the NJGF’s programs and initiatives."
The New Jersey Golf Foundation (NJGF), the charitable arm of the New Jersey Section, PGA of America (NJPGA), reported Wednesday that it raised $250,000 through the 13th annual NJGF Classic golf tournament to fund golf programming for youth, military and individuals with special needs.
The NJGF was created in 2004 to positively impact lives and communities through the game of golf, with a focus on three core pillars; youth, military, and special needs.
Under the guidance of PGA Professionals, programming is designed to provide individuals from all backgrounds with an opportunity to experience the game of golf in a welcoming environment. One of the highlights of the day was a Special Olympics NJ-YAP Clinic (Young Athletes Program) hosted by NJPGA Professionals, where a group of boys and girls ages 3-7 were introduced to the game of golf.
The beneficiaries of the 2019 NJGF Golf Classic include “Golf in Schools,” an initiative that introduces the game of golf to children (K-8) by incorporating the sport into the physical education curriculum at elementary and middle schools throughout the state. New Jersey is home to one of the most prolific Golf in Schools programs in the country, impacting more than 110,000 boys and girls at more than 200 schools.
“Teeing it up at Baltusrol GC is a treat for so many, and thanks to the incredible support from partners and donors, we have a unique opportunity to enhance our golf programming, while making a more meaningful impact in communities across the state,” said Chris Hunt, Executive Director, NJ Golf Foundation.