Corporate Community Partners Pledge Major Support to help raise $50,000.

EAST ORANGE, NJ — A veritable ‘who’s who’ of Newark’s and greater Newark’s corporate and civic luminaries are planning to tee it up and to help raise $50,000 to benefit grassroots programs in Newark’s South Ward at the Inaugural John Sharpe James South Ward Civic Association Golf Outing.

The event is being held on Thursday, October 3, 2019, at the historic, challenging, and beautiful Weequahic Golf Course located at 1 Thomas Carmichael Drive, Newark, N.J. Registration and breakfast begins at 8:00 a.m. followed by a 10:00 a.m. shotgun start tee time. The event features breakfast,18 holes of golf and an awards' luncheon at 4:00 p.m.

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Winning teams and participants receive merchandise, door prizes and try their luck at winning a hole- in-one luxury car. The Inaugural “JSJSWCA“ charity golf outing is an event whose time has come to celebrate Newark’s renaissance and because John Sharpe James has been an outspoken advocate   for the issues that impact the quality of life; to foster revitalization efforts for the residents of the South Ward; and, for the Citizens of Newark. “We are pleased our corporate and community partners have ‘stepped up to the plate’ to help make this Inaugural John Sharpe James Civic Association Inaugural Golf Outing a resounding success. This is an event designed to encourage participation of the business community and the community – at - large. Most importantly, the proceeds from this effort will help speed up the day when we can create greater sustainability for grassroots civic community organizations, tournament chairman John Sharpe James stated. Honorary Co-Chairs include: Ras Baraka, Mayor, City of Newark, NJ, Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive, Donald M. Payne, Jr., US Congressman, Ronald L. Rice, New Jersey State Senator, Teresa Ruiz, New Jersey State Senator, and Tony Vauss, Mayor, City of Irvington, NJ.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the corporate and business community. Interested parties may visit