CLINTON, N.J. – A star-studded lineup of sports celebrities is set to hit the links at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club in Bedminster on July 12th for the 26th annual Larry Grantham Charity Golf Classic, a fundraising event to benefit Freedom House, a local nonprofit  in northwest New Jersey which provides adults with substance use disorders treatment, transitional/sober living housing, outpatient and case management services.   The day’s events include brunch, golf, a post-golf reception, dinner, and an awards ceremony which will celebrate honoree, Ottis "O.J." Anderson, former running back for the New York Giants and MVP of Super Bowl XXV.

“We are very excited to be honoring Ottis Anderson with the Sportsman of the Year Award for his outstanding sportsmanship throughout his career” comments Steven Gross, Golf Committee Co-Chairman.  This year’s award will be presented by Bruce Harper, former running back and kick returner for the New York Jets.  Scott Clark, former Director of Sports at WABC-TV in New York City, will be emceeing the day/evening festivities.

            “A wide variety of sponsorship and participation opportunities are available to fit nearly every sports enthusiast”, says Dawn Knill, Freedom House director of marketing and development, “What a great way to enjoy a wonderful day of golf, rub elbows with some sports celebrities, all while helping to raise money for a great cause.”

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The event takes place at the newly-renovated and expanded Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club, conveniently located in Bedminster, N.J.  One of the state’s most prestigious golf clubs, Fiddler’s Elbow now boasts an array of changes, upgrades and enhancements that have made it a truly unforgettable experience. Space is limited.  For more information about the event or for registration info, please contact Tracy Moran at tmoran@freedomhousenj.org or call 908-617-5492.  Visit this link to download a brochure http://www.freedomhousenj.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-Golf-Brochure.pdf.  Freedom House is a 501(c)3 organization. 

 

Freedom House New Jersey, founded in 1986, provides four innovative model programs for those suffering from substance use and co-occurring disorders: long-term residential treatment in a halfway house setting to adult males; Transitional/sober living programs for men;  The Family Afterward a transitional program that provides intensive case management for women who are recovering from alcoholism and/or drug addiction and who are seeking reunification with their children; and the two outpatient locations for men and women who are in need of treatment, but also need to maintain their careers and family life during the recovery period.  Freedom House is committed to saving lives and reuniting families by keeping our doors and minds open, our staff engaged and our mission alive.  We have too many success stories over 31 years to stop now.  Our commitment to the future remains firm.  For more information, please call 908.617.5492 or visit www.freedomhousenj.org.