The Daniel Pearl Education Center (DPEC), an East Brunswick-based charitable organization that sponsors a wide range of community outreach programs, is hosting its fifth annual Golf Classic on Sunday, May 20 at the Cranbury Golf Club.
          In addition to the golf tournament, there will also be an afternoon of games, including mahjong, canasta and board games.
          “This is another opportunity to support a great cause and have an enjoyable day in the process,” said DPEC chairman Andy Boyarsky. “Our golf tournament is always very competitive and a lot of fun, and then we top it off with lunch, a great dinner and even a silent auction with some fantastic prizes donated by local merchants and friends of the DPEC.”
          The DPEC continues to welcome both sponsors and participants. On the sponsorship side, a number of platinum, gold, silver and bronze sponsorships are available, including meal and hole sponsorships. Golfers will compete for the Classic championship and will also vie for prizes, including an automobile for a hole in one, longest drive and closest to the pin. The $150 golf fee will include greens fees, electric cart, locker room facilities, lunch, beverages, dinner and awards.The $30 mahjong/canasta fee includes an afternoon of games, plus lunch, and participants may join the golfers for dinner for an additional $30.
          All proceeds from the event will support the DPEC’s annual multi-cultural trip to Washington, DC and other programs reinforcing its commitment to the ideals of understanding and community. Those principles are part of the legacy of the late Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who was kidnapped and murdered by extremists in Pakistan in 2002. The DPEC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.
           Additional information is available by emailing or calling 732-251-4300, ext. 222.