Charles Lafitte Foundation Hosts Charity Golf Tournament Benefiting Comfort Zone Camp

THE CHARLES LAFITTE FOUNDATION HOSTS CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT BENEFITING COMFORT ZONE CAMP

June 21, 2012 (Brielle, NJ) — The Charles Lafitte Foundation (CLF) will host its Ninth Annual Charity Golf Classic on June 25, 2012 at the prestigious Trump National Golf Club in Colts Neck, NJ.  This spectacular, one-of-a-kind, 19-hole course, designed by United States Open Champion, Jerry Pate, provides compelling shot options, considerable water play and varying topographical challenges.  To date, the CLF Golf Classics have raised over four million dollars to improve the lives of countless individuals.

This year, all proceeds will benefit the Comfort Zone Camp.  Suzanne and Jeffrey Citron, founders of CLF, are passionate about this charity and are matching each donation, dollar for dollar.  CLF is honored to announce its 2012 Golf Classic Title Sponsor, The New York Life Foundation.

The CLF Golf Classic will include a shotgun start and cocktail reception.  Additionally, there will be a luncheon and awards ceremony, sponsored by The Jill & Erik Maschler Family Foundation, dedicated to improving quality of life through community development and professional guidance; and The Krupka Family, The Boston Foundation, one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the nation.  Hole sponsors include Tony and Karen Domiano, Tony Domiano Auto Dealership; Peter and Kristen Gerhard, The Gerhard Foundation; Joan Mintz and Robinson Markel, and; Anthony and Pam Diaco.

Individual player registration is $2,000 dollars.  Tickets for those wishing to attend only the luncheon and awards ceremony are $250 dollars.  Varying levels of sponsorship opportunities for individuals, groups and companies are being offered.  Donations of any amount are welcome and will be matched by CLF.  For more information, to make a donation or to purchase tickets, please visit https://charleslafitte.org/events/register; or, contact Jennifer Vertetis, CLF President, via the form here.

About the Comfort Zone Camp

The Comfort Zone Camp is a non-profit camp that helps to change the lives of children mourning the loss of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver.  The free camps provide the children with an opportunity for remembrance, and an experience unparalleled in its dedication to understanding and healing.  The belief that community support and emotional restoration will help the children to realize and achieve their full potential is reflected in the smiles on the campers’ faces as they work together to navigate through the grieving process.

About The Charles Lafitte Foundation

The Charles Lafitte Foundation (CLF) supports innovative and effective ways of helping people help themselves and others around them to achieve healthy, satisfying and enriched lives.  The Foundation supports organizations working in four main areas: education, children’s advocacy, medical research and issues and the arts.  The Foundation underwrites programs that can become self-sustaining with long-term commitment and measurable impact.  In determining grants, CLF looks for solutions that lead to independence and self-empowerment for individuals, and to the establishment of effective, long-standing programs and organizations.

About The New York Life Foundation

 

Inspired by New York Life’s tradition of service and humanity, the New York Life Foundation has, since its founding in 1979, provided more than $155 million in charitable contributions to national and local nonprofit organizations. Through its focus on “Nurturing the Children,” the Foundation supports programs that benefit young people, particularly in the areas of educational enhancement and childhood bereavement. The Foundation also encourages and facilitates the community involvement of employees, agents, and retirees of New York Life through its Volunteers for Life program. To learn more, please visit the Foundation’s Web site at www.newyorklifefoundation.org.

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