MORRISTOWN, N.J. – Some 150 golfers and supporters didn’t let the rain and chilly temperatures stop them from attending the 17th annual United Way Chili Open Golf Classic on January 25 at the Sussex County Fairgrounds. Held in any kind of weather, the family-friendly golf event and chili sampling fest in Sussex County combines a spirited 18-hole golf outing with the serious work of raising money to support area residents struggling to make ends meet. The event raised more than $20,000 to help ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) families who, despite working and paying taxes, are struggling to afford the basics. Pictured from left are Milford, Pa., residents Connie Maillet, Dawn Lynch, Julie Dye and Allison Paulson. The event was made possible in part by Name a Nine sponsors Franklin Mutual Insurance, New Jersey Herald, Selective and Thorlabs and Habanero sponsors Homebridge Financial Services, Lakeland Bank, navitend and Newton Medical Center Foundation.

Photo credit: United Way of Northern New Jersey 

About United Way of Northern New Jersey 
United Way of Northern New Jersey is a nonprofit organization fighting to improve life for families and individuals in our five-county footprint who are ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) or in poverty. We believe when those who are struggling to afford the basics can succeed, all communities win. By focusing on Education, Financial Stability, and Health, we are helping ALICE now and in the long term. We do this through our initiatives that fill gaps in services, community partnerships, public policy work, and volunteer efforts. United Way of Northern New Jersey serves Morris, Somerset, Sussex, and Warren counties as well as portions of suburban Essex County including the Caldwells, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Glen Ridge, Livingston, Millburn-Short Hills, Montclair, Roseland, and Verona. To learn more, call 973.993.1160 or visit