To the Editor:

It is with great excitement that we announce the date of the third annual Juniors Fore Goryeb event to benefit Goryeb Children’s Hospital. Mark your calendars for June 10, 2020, once again at Roxiticus Golf Club in Mendham.

This is the only event of its kind in the area where junior golfers play in a charity outing. It’s an example of philanthropy at its best where kids are learning to give back by helping other kids - while having a ton of fun. Our first year we raised $18,000 to renovate an outdoor pediatric playspace. In 2019, proceeds exceeded our expectations and just over $30,000 was donated to purchase gaming systems for pediatric distraction therapy and socialization throughout the hospital. We have our sights set high for 2020!

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This year, we will be raising funds for Calling All Kids which creates in-hospital original programming and production for the children’s channel that airs throughout Morristown Medical Center. Calling All Kids provides both pediatric patients and children visiting the hospital with an exciting visual in television programming including animation, music, comedy, and educational stories.

We offer our hearty gratitude for all of our golfers and individual donors. Praise goes to Roxiticus Golf Club for their excellent hospitality, and to Jennifer Lavelle Photography for capturing our day beautifully on film. In particular, we would like to acknowledge our corporate sponsors who generously supported our 2019 event.

Gold sponsors: Balitano Contracting, Carlson Family Foundation, Morgan Stanley, and NJ Golf Foundation. Silver sponsors: Advanced Dentistry, Alexandria Glass, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Kislak, Pave-Rite, Stifel, and Touchpoint Pediatrics.

Bronze sponsors: Acorn Financial Services, Alcorn and DeJianne Real Estate, Applegate, Quinn, and Magee, Ben Shear Golf, BH Security, Card My Yard Chatham, Chomps, Maggie Carroll/Coldwell Banker, Debbie Woerner Team/Coldwell Banker, Craig’s Plumbing & Heating, Dura-Lift, Erlich, Petriello, Gudin & Plaza, Embrace Tutoring and Educational Services, Fiji Water, Fulton Bank, Hand Surgery Specialists, Harbaugh Developers, Joy Ribbons, Dr. Howard Kotkin, Madison Area YMCA, Madison Medical Sports & Rehabilitation Center, McGookin Remodeling, Paul M. Noll & Sons, Suburban Chiropractic Center, Taylor Made Furnished Apartments, and Wilson Family Law.

On behalf of pediatric patients and their families at Goryeb Children’s Hospital, we thank you all so very much for supporting us. You’ve helped us make a huge impact in the lives of many patients! We hope to have even more community partners for 2020 and look forward to another great event. Please follow us on Facebook and contact us there should you need more information.

Cole and Samantha Ekert (Chatham)

Whitney, Sydney, and Melissa Lapper (Far Hills)