United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties (UWMOC) hosted its 20th annual Spring Tee-Off on June 26, 2017 at Hollywood Golf Club in Deal, NJ. Over 100 golfers enjoyed a round of golf at one of New Jersey’s premier courses, lunch, dinner, a 50/50 raffle, awards and the chance to win over 35 silent auction items. Thanks to the attendees and top sponsors of the event for helping UWMOC raise over $55,000: Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation, New Jersey Natural Gas, Asbury Park Press, Deloitte, OceanFirst Bank, Tait Weller and Hackensack Meridian Health. Proceeds from one of the organization’s largest fundraisers will benefit United Way’s work in education, health and financial stability—the building blocks for a good life and the foundation for a thriving, prosperous community. 

“This was the organization’s first Spring Tee-Off as a combined agency serving both Monmouth and Ocean counties, and we were happy to attract companies and individuals from our newly expanded region to participate,” says George Destafney of OceanFirst Bank, a United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties board member and Chair of the Spring Tee-Off Committee. “These funds will go a long way in furthering the important work we’re doing in our community.”

Currently, United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties’ work in education focuses on early grade reading and summer literacy, out-of-school time, kindergarten readiness, and preparing high school students to transition to college or career. The financial stability work includes supported employment for people with disabilities, food insecurity and housing instability, and the Financial Success Center in the Freehold Raceway Mall. In health, UWMOC focuses on safer kids and families, high-risk behaviors, residential support for people with disabilities, senior services, addiction and mental health, and programs for adults with impaired mobility. For more information on UWMOC’s work and how you can get involved, visit www.uwmoc.org.