Girl Scouts raise almost $65,000 dollars to support programs for girls in Monmouth and Ocean counties

The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore raised $64,700 during its May 15 Girl Scout Golf Classic at Manasquan River Golf Club, Brielle. Money raised during the event will help create additional opportunities for girls to become involved in the Girl Scout organization.

This year, State Senator Jennifer Beck (R – 11th District) returned as honorary chairperson for the event.  Serving as event co-chairs were Jan Kirsten, Ocean County College, and Phil Brilliant, Brilliant Environmental Services.

State Senator Jennifer Beck, honorary chairwomen of the Girl Scout Golf Classic speaks to golfers during the event’s evening program. Through the Girl Scout Golf Classic, the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore raised almost $65,000 to help Girl Scouts in Monmouth and Ocean counties become women of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

Participation in the Golf Classic provides opportunities for girls in Monmouth and Ocean counties to take part in Girl Scout programs, trips and activities. Support from sponsors allows girls facing financial barriers to participate in a range of Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore programs including robotics, archery, STEM, environmental awareness activities and more.

Jan Kirsten, Ocean County College, and Phil Brilliant, Brilliant Environmental Services, co-chairs of the Girl Scout Golf Classic, present Shawn Michaels, WOBM-FM, with a gift during the event’s evening program; Michaels served as master of ceremonies. Through the Girl Scout Golf Classic, the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore raised almost $65,000 to help Girl Scouts in Monmouth and Ocean counties become women of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore are more than 10,000 girl and 3,500 adult members in Monmouth and Ocean counties who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, and with programs for almost every developing interest, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.

Erin Foreman, a 10th grade Girl Scout from Lacey, speaks to golfers during the Girl Scout Golf Classic’s evening program. Foreman earned her Gold Award this year as a high school sophomore at MATES by creating the Lacey Lock Box Program. The program is a free community program directed to those age 55 years of age or older with potentially incapacitating medical conditions. It allows first responders access to a resident’s home in an emergency without costly property damage from forced entry.

For more information about the Girl Scout Golf Classic, visit www.girlscoutsjs.org/golf. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join Girl Scouts, visit www.jerseyshoregirlscouts.org.

Golfers had a great time at the May 15 Girl Scout Golf Classic at Manasquan River Country Club, Brielle. Through the event, the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore raised almost $65,000 to help Girl Scouts in Monmouth and Ocean counties become women of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

Cover Photo Caption:  Golfers had a great time at the May 15 Girl Scout Golf Classic at Manasquan River Country Club, Brielle. Through the event, the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore raised almost $65,000 to help Girl Scouts in Monmouth and Ocean counties become women of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.