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Clark's 15th Annual Mayor's Golf Outing Raises Funds for Community Events

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Clark Mayor Sal Bonaccorso and Clark Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo. Click to view larger images. Use the arrows to scroll through the photo bank.  Credits: Susan Roselli Bonnell
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WESTFIELD, NJ - An informal barbecue and lots of raffles and prizes topped off a day of golf at the Mayor’s 15th Annual Golf Outing, held at Echo Lake Country Club on Monday.  Clark Mayor Sal Bonaccorso pulled the names of the prize winners and kibitzed with the more than 120 people who attended the dinner. 

Threatening weather that had been predicted for the day failed to materialize and 86 Clark residents, business owners, government officials and friends had played golf during the day under sunny skies.

“It’s a real Clark day,” Bonaccorso said. “I’ve seen some of the same faces for 15 years and I see some new faces.  It’s a chance to play at a top-rated country club.”

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Money raised during the day, on participation fees and on the baskets and raffles, is used to fund free community events sponsored through the recreation department.  Breakfast with Santa, the annual Christmas tree lighting, the Easter Egg Hunt and the Fourth of July fireworks are just a few of the township events that are underwritten by the outing’s proceeds, Bonaccorso said.

“We really depend on donations and the generosity of businesses and individuals,” he said.

The following businesses contributed to the golf outing either through financial sponsorship or gift basket donations:

  • 24 Hour Fitness
  • A&P of Clark
  • Ace Town Hardware
  • AM Jewelers
  • ASC Enterprises
  • Bistro 1051
  • Bowco
  • Budget Printing
  • Clark UNICO
  • Columbia Bank
  • Dunkin Donuts (NATC, Inc.)
  • Friendly’s
  • Golf Cave
  • Grotto Engineering
  • Holiday Inn
  • Hyatt Hills
  • J & E Auto Body
  • Jack of Clubs
  • Loreal
  • Manny’s Diner
  • Miller Buick GMC
  • Oh’ Brian’s on the Green
  • Paragon Tap & Table
  • Party City
  • Personally Yours Gift Baskets
  • Retro Fitness
  • Shoprite
  • Target of Clark
  • Wine Anthology

TEE SPONSORS

  1. Village Insurance Agency, Inc.
  2. Molly Maguires
  3. Tarantellas
  4. Clark UNICO
  5. Wiss & Company
  6. Clark Commons/Krame Development
  7. Rogut McCarthy LLC
  8. Grotto Engineering Associates, LLC
  9. Whole Food Market
  10. Century 21 JRS Realty
  11. Applebee’s
  12. Manny’s Diner
  13. Hehl & Hehl, Counselors at Law
  14. Clark PBA #125
  15. Giordano
  16. Ken Drake – UBS Financial Services Warren, NJ
  17. Mobile Techtronic’s, Inc.
  18. Daunno Development Company, LLC

The game results from the outing are:

First Place Gross (63): Matthew Perlmutter, Steve Kulbaba, James Argast, Rick Donafrio

First Place Net (67): Richard Colucci, Rick Yurick, Carlos Garay, John Bridgeman

Second Place Net (68): Stephen Hehl, Anthony D’Amore, Richard Malanda, Joe Paparo

Third Place Net (69): Chris English, Kevin English, Humberto Campos, Brian Jones

Closest to Pin #7: Michael Martello, 3’

Closest to Pin #17: Dave Molinaro, 13’1”

Longest Drive, Men: Matthew Perlmutter

Longest Drive, Women: Nora Cancalosi

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