SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - COACHES Care the 15 year old charity formed to assist sick children, has scheduled three separate fundraisers this week.  On Saturday June 13th, they held their 12th annual sold out golf tournament at Heron Glen Golf Course.   Last Friday, they officially opened up the COACHES Care playground at the JFK Medical Center Rehabilitation Center.  The playground will assist children with traumatic brain injuries in their diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.  Additionally, the playground will also serve the needs of children with autism.  The structures are all made of a safe plastic material and the flooring is an all-weather rubber composite soft substance which makes the playground safer for the children’s use. The funds raised this year will be donated to improve the COACHES Care Therapeutic Learning Center that was opened in 2011.

Finally, on Saturday June 20th COACHES Care is sponsoring “Wheeling for Bri”, which will be a Wheelchair basketball marathon taking place at the high school from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Teams of 5 or more can sign up to play in one hour or half hour time slots.  There will also be commemorative T-shirts for sale as well as a tricky tray and food being cooked by the Top Chefs of the Lions Club.  All of the proceeds will go directly towards the purchase of a handicapped accessible van for Brianna Feeney, the six year old South Plainfield resident stricken with Pallister Killian Syndrome, an extremely rare genetic disorder that causes diffused brain damage rendering her blind and unable to talk, sit up without support or walk.   To reserve a team spot, make a donation, or any general inquiries please contact the PAL @ (908) 226-7713 or COACHES Care @ (908) 755-8468.