Over 80 golfers participated in 18 holes of scramble golf at Crystal Springs Wild Turkey Course, raising funds for children with special learning needs.

The Calais Foundation hosted its fourth Annual Golf Classic in Sussex County, NJ on Thurs., June 27. Approximately $77,000 was raised to support programs and resources for children with special needs and their families. To date, The Calais Foundation has provided grant funding to hundreds of children with special needs across Northern New Jersey. Funding has also benefited The Calais School, providing Animal Assisted Interventions, after school programing, learn n’ earn stipends for students in the structured learning experience transition program, and more.

“The 2019 Golf Classic was a huge success this year! The weather was perfect, the venue was beautiful and the participants had a great time. Thank you to our amazing volunteers who worked really hard to put the event together. We couldn’t have done it without you” said Trevor Jones, Calais Foundation Treasurer.

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In addition to 18 holes of scramble golf, participants enjoyed welcome gifts, raffles, silent auction and variety of competitions. On-course contests, presented by RTI IMI and T.G. Nickel, included men’s and women’s longest drive and closest to pin. A cash prize of $10,000 was also up for grabs in the hole in one competition, though no one took it home this year!

“It is such an honor to host members of the local community and supporters of The Calais Foundation in our annual golf outing” says David Leitner, Executive Director of The Calais School. “Together we not only played golf, we made a difference in the lives of very deserving children.”

A huge thank you goes out to the sponsors and golfers who helped make the 2019 Golf Classic an exciting and successful fundraising event.

About The Calais Foundation

The Calais Foundation helps support The Calais School in their mission to empower children with serious learning and behavioral problems to overcome their disabilities and reach their fullest potential. This is accomplished through innovative programming, information, education, grants, awareness and support. A special interest is also placed on helping parents overcome and cope with the unique challenges of raising a child with special needs. To learn more visit http://www.calaisfoundation.org.

About The Calais School

The Calais School is a state-approved provider of special education for students in grades K through 12 Plus with multiple learning disabilities including ADHD, reading and math weaknesses, and anxiety, mood, behavior, and autism spectrum disorders. The Calais School provides a safe, nurturing and academically challenging environment for students requiring new behavioral and academic strategies in a non-judgmental atmosphere. For more information visit www.thecalaisschool.org.