Bedminster, N.J., May 12, 2020…The New Jersey Section of the PGA of America (NJPGA) and its charitable arm, the New Jersey Golf Foundation (NJGF), have teamed-up with the New Jersey State Golf Association and Greenside Experiences to host the “All In Challenge,” an online auction to support COVID-19 relief efforts.
The live auction, which takes place from Tuesday, May 12th through Tuesday May 19th at www.charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/new-jersey-pga-covid-19-relief-auction-11624 features rounds of golf at a selection of premier private golf clubs in NJ; lesson packages with accomplished PGA Teaching Professionals; golf equipment & merchandise; signed sports memorabilia and golf club membership packages, among others.
100% of the net proceeds will benefit the following charitable organizations: The Salvation Army of New Jersey, First Responders Children’s Foundation and the Father English Community Center in Paterson.
“We are committed to community support, and it’s refreshing to see so many PGA members step-up and participate in this initiative,” said Jason Fiore (Forest Hill Field Club) & Michael Holiday (Upper Montclair CC), Co-Chairs, NJPGA PR Committee. “This live auction reinforces that we are all in this together.”
“The NJGF’s mission is to positively impact lives and communities through the game of golf,” said Chris Hunt, Executive Director, New Jersey Golf Foundation. “In lieu of hosting programming for youth, military Veterans and individuals with special needs, due to COVID-19 social distancing measures, we recognize the need to pivot and support organizations within our community that could use our assistance during these unsettling times. This live auction is the perfect chance to raise funds and give back to those in need.”
About the NJPGA
Since its founding in 1916, The PGA of America has maintained a twofold mission: to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf. The NJPGA is one of 41 geographic sections throughout the country and has been in operation since 1925. In 2012 and 2015, the NJPGA was the recipient of the Herb Graffis Award, presented annually to a PGA Section that shows extraordinary or exemplary contributions in player development and growth of the game programming. For more information on the NJPGA please visit http://newjersey.pga.com/.
About The New Jersey Golf Foundation
Founded in 2004, the NJGF is the charitable arm of the New Jersey PGA Section. With a focus on three core pillars (youth, military, special needs), the NJGF is committed to impacting lives and communities through the game of golf. Led by PGA Professionals, the NJGF hosts a dynamic line-up of programming that provides access for individuals from all backgrounds to experience the game of golf. Signature programs include, Golf In Schools, which is run annually at more than 200 schools, impacting more than 110,000 boys and girls (K-8), PGA Junior League featuring more than 80 teams and 1,300 kids under the age of 13 throughout New Jersey, and PGA HOPE, the flagship military program that introduces golf to Veterans with disabilities. For more information, visit www.njgolffoundation.org.