EDISON, NJ – Everything was up to par! It was an evening with good food, fun and drinks and most importantly a good cause. The South Plainfield Education Foundation held its 3rd annual fundraising event on March 31st at Top Golf in Edison. Not even the cool weather could illicit a bogey. The fancy driving range brought out South Plainfield golfers and duffers of all ages.
The event raises funds for local scholarships.The SP Education Foundation is a 501c(3) organization, classified as a Public Charity, and operate solely on donations. SPEF is not funded by tax dollars and helps our schools and students with programs not budgeted for by the Board of Education. Some of the programs include the annual SPHS Gold Card Picnic, Jr. Journalist award program, beautification of our school grounds with our Buy a Brick or Bench initiative, and hours of grant application writing which secured the purchase and installation of three new scoreboards for our Football, Softball and Baseball fields. SPEF is also the scholarship administrator for over 30 local organizations, gifting awards in excess of $100,000.00 annually.
Members in attendance volunteering their time were: Linda Kelly, Shannon Jefferys, Sandy Cassio, Debbie Boyle and Jimmy Gustafson. “A special thank you to Jimmy, as he was instrumental in the arrangements with Top Golf staff and our great attendance this year,” said Ms. Jefferys. The SPEF thanked and recognized with deepest appreciation the Platinum Sponsors: McCriskin-Gustafson Family of Funeral Homes, Twin City Pharmacy, SP PBA Local #100, Italian American Club, and CBIZ (donated the use of their sponsorship to our SPHS Golf Team). The Gold Sponsors: Wealth Management Group, Columbia Bank, TAPinto South Plainfield, One Call Electric, Unity Bank, and NJ State Troopers. The Tee and Media Sponsors: Penyak Roofing, Rodolfo’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, Southside Restaurant, Carco, The Boyle Memorial Foundation, Cornerstone Architectural Group and The Lacerda Team at BHHS NJ Properties. Please patronize these businesses who have proven to be an asset to our community.
"Thank you to our many benefactors for your continued support of our town, our future and our youth," said Gustafson.