Springdale Golf Club hosts Community Day
Springdale Golf Club rolled out the red carpet, a green dragon, plus a ginormous pink hippopotamus for a Community Day event Sunday at the prestigious Princeton golf course.
Youth guests visited from Lawrenceville Special Olympics, First Tee of Greater Trenton and Princeton AST for a day of life instruction, a golf clinic and lunch for participants and their parents.
The day included Head Golf Professional Keith Stewart, Vince Ramagli, Robby Fenton and Darren Bolton combining for a “100 Holes of Hope” golf fundraiser to benefit efforts by local non-profit Christine’s Hope For Kids Foundation.
“It’s our first attempt in reaching out to the greater community to grow golf. I believe it is a good start and a concept that has a strong foundation to build upon for years to come,” Stewart said.
Rob Connelley, program director for The First Tee of Greater Trenton voiced praise for Springdale Golf Club’s community outreach.
“Springdale Golf Club did just great. They partnered with the New Jersey Golf Foundation which has a fantastic history of giving back to the community,” Connelley said.
“Our kids had a wonderful time as Springdale served lunch for our players and their families, treated our golfers to a clinic and then gave them some time on the range. We had a very nice time.”
Connelley said players enjoyed watching professional golfers complete their “100 Holes of Hope” as Stewart delivered the final leg of 25 holes. Ramagli kicked off the eighth annual event with a predawn drive down the first hole. Fenton followed. Bolton handled the third leg ahead of Stewart.
“In seven previous events we’ve raised over $85,000 for Christine’s Hope For Kids Foundation which they in turn use to positively impact thousands of kids lives throughout the area,” Stewart noted.
Chris Hunt, executive director of the New Jersey Golf Foundation has formed a formidable relationship with Jean and John Gianacaci of Christine’s Hope For Kids enjoy a partnership to support local Central Jersey kids and their golf expansion program.
Connelley thanked Springdale Golf Club members for extending an invitation to all guests.
“We can’t thank them enough,” Connelley said.
Springdale GC Community Day 2017 offered fun and games, food and lunch for youth guests.