RISMEDIA, Feb. 7, 2007-Prudential New Jersey Properties, the state's largest Prudential Real Estate Affiliate, is sponsoring their Fifth Annual Golf Invitational to benefit The Sunshine Kids Foundation on Monday, June 4, 2007, at Fiddler's Elbow Country Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. The Sunshine Kids Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing positive group activities and emotional support for children with cancer.
Former New Jersey Governor Christie Todd Whitman will be the first honorary chairperson of the tournament. Other notable attendees include Art Ryan, chairman and CEO of Prudential Financial; John Bolaris, WCBS-TV meteorologist; and television and movie star G.W. Bailey, who currently stars in the hit TNT television series, "The Closer," and serves as Executive Director of The Sunshine Kids Foundation.
"I have always been sensitive to causes that assist children with cancer," noted Whitman. "During the years I've attended Prudential New Jersey Properties' Golf Invitational, the Sunshine Kids committee has shown their energy and compassion with this wonderful event. I am excited about being their first honorary chairperson and I look forward to attending and doing my part to help this extremely worthy cause."
The first four Prudential New Jersey Properties/Sunshine Kids Foundation Golf Invitationals raised more than $150,000 for the non-profit organization. In 2006 alone, Prudential Real Estate's nationwide fundraising efforts for the Sunshine Kids exceeded $2.5 million.
"This annual golf tournament continues to be a great opportunity to raise awareness and money for a foundation that truly makes a difference in the lives of children with cancer," says William O. Keleher, Jr., chairman and CEO of Prudential New Jersey Properties. "Each year the event grows larger, thanks to the extraordinary efforts of Dillon Bryant and Courtney Orlando, our event founders, our dedicated team of volunteers and increasing support from local communities and businesses."
Prudential New Jersey Properties will welcome the 2007 Sunshine Kids Foundation Spokeskid as their honored guest at the Invitational. "I am excited to attend and bring this year's Spokeskid with me," said Bailey. "This golf invitational has grown into one of the finest charity events for The Sunshine Kids Foundation nationwide and we appreciate everything this wonderful company does for us and the kids. Prudential New Jersey Properties is more than just a real estate company. They are truly compassionate people."
The tournament welcomes golf enthusiasts of all ages and levels to participate. Player entry is $295 per person, which includes lunch, dinner, drinks, range balls, greens' fees, car prizes and a tax-deductible donation. Various sponsorship opportunities are also available, with corporate sponsorships ranging from $300 to $5,000 and hole and program sponsorship beginning at $300. The registration deadlines are May 4 for sponsors and May 28 for players.
Further information on sponsorships and player entry forms are available by contacting James "Dillon" Bryant or Courtney Orlando, at (732) 469-1516 ext. 356, (732) 921-1825.
For more information, visit http://www.PruNewJersey.com.