The Parker Family Health Center in Red Bank is the recipient of $400,000 in proceeds from the eighth annual Charles Lafitte Foundation (CLF) Golf Classic, which took place on June 20 at the Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, NJ.
Since its first golf event in 2003, the foundation has dedicated the tournament’s proceeds to a single non-profit organization that works to improve quality of life issues. The funds from this year’s golf classic, hosted by CLF co-founders and board members Suzanne and Jeffrey Citron, were earmarked for the Parker Center because of its status as a free, non-profit, volunteer-based, healthcare facility where Monmouth County residents who lack medical insurance coverage or the ability to pay for medical care can receive health services at the same quality level as patients in the private sector.
Every dollar raised for the golf event was matched by the CLF.
The annual golf classic reflects the CLF philosophy, which is that organizations can come together and inspire each other to achieve common goals. Since the first 2003 tournament, more than $3 million has been raised as a result of the event.
“I’m overwhelmed at the foundation’s generosity,” said Gene Cheslock the center’s president. “Receiving this grant was like celebrating Christmas in June with wonderful, engaging people. The funding meant the world to the Parker Family Health Center and will mean the world to those who need our services. Our patients will get the best we have to offer.”
Parker Family Health Center