May 23, 2018

Princeton-Blairstown Center’s Golf Outing Helps Send Students to Summer Bridge Program

To the Editor:

On Friday, May 4th, the Princeton-Blairstown Center held its third annual Links to Youth Golf Outing at Fox Hollow Golf Club in Branchburg, N.J. The event raised more than $38,000, enough to send nearly 100 students from Trenton to the Center’s Summer Bridge Program, which addresses the “summer learning gap” for at-risk youth. The program is a week-long academic enrichment and leadership development program that is provided free of charge to young people from low-income communities at our 264-acre Blairstown Campus near the Delaware Water Gap.

Seventy-five golfers and dinner guests participated in the event which included lunch followed by 18 holes of golf, a cocktail hour, a silent auction, and dinner. The winning team included William Birch, John Cook, and Jotham Johnson. The second place team included Michael Chen, Carey Flaherty, Don Seitz, and Michael Seitz, and third place team included Lisa Balder, Evan Calvert, Tong Song, and Alan Wisk, all of whom work for NRG in Princeton.

Thanks to our sponsors: Cocktail Sponsor: Harris Rand Lusk; Lunch Sponsor: Brown & Brown/Sobel Affiliates; Beverage Cart Sponsors: Chris Van Buren and Michael Nissan & Yvette Lanneaux; Golf Ball Sponsor: Mark Antin; and our Tee Sign Sponsors: Gennett, Kallman, Antin, Sweetman & Nichols, Inside Edge Consulting Group, Inc., Kaduson, Strauss & Co., CPAs, Anne Nosnitsky – Gloria Nilson Realtors, Bruce Petersen, Pinneo Construction, Princeton-Blairstown Center Senior Leadership Team; Suman Rao & Kaushik Arunagiri, Small World Coffee Roasters, and Yorktel. Additional sponsors included: McCaffrey’s Food Markets, Northfield Bank, and Unlimited Silkscreens, Inc.

Without leaders and volunteers there would be no event. I extend a sincere thank you to our 2018 Links to Youth Golf Outing Co-Chairs: Don Seitz and Derek Simpkins, and our entire Golf Committee: Tyler Anthony, Mark Antin, Don Heilman, Travis Heilman, Margaret Johnson, Al Kaemmerlen, Bruce Petersen, Tim Stauning, Sarah Tantillo, Chris Van Buren, Meredith Murray, and Brynn Mosello for all their hard work and leadership surrounding the very successful event. Because of each of you and our sponsors, deserving young people will have a transformative experience this summer.

Pam Gregory

President and CEO

Princeton-Blairstown Center