United Way’s Winter Golf Tradition Raises Funds for Struggling Families

Anthony Coiro of Andover, Ray Farrell of Sparta, Michael Shadis of Hampton and Mario Rodriguez of Byram were among the 130 golfers and supporters who attended the annual United Way Chili Open Golf Classic on February 5. The golf event, which raised nearly $40,000, was focused on helping struggling area residents

MORRIS COUNTY — Held in any kind of weather, the family-friendly golf event and chili sampling raised nearly $40,000 to help ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) and households in poverty — those struggling to afford the basics even before the pandemic hit. 

Hosted by United Way of Northern New Jersey in partnership with the Rotary Clubs of Branchville, Newton, and Wallkill Valley, the event also featured food from local restaurants, raffle prizes from local businesses and community members, and live music by Sussex County band R.E.NO.   

The event was made possible in part by Name a Nine sponsors Franklin Mutual Insurance and Thorlabs and Habanero Sponsors ADP TotalSource, Edem Title Agency, Homebridge Financial Services, Lakeland Bank, navitend, Newton Medical Center Foundation, and Selective Insurance.