Opportunity Project Tees off for the Annual Golf Classic!

May 21, 2020 by  
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Opportunity Project is getting ready for this year’s Annual Golf Classic. The event will be held on September 21, 2020 at Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park, NJ.  Co-Chairs of the event are Marc E. Berson, Jacob S. Buurma, Sal Davino, Chris Johnson, Murray Kushner, Jared Levine, Warren E. Moore, Jonathan Sobel and Eileen Sudler.

This year’s all-outdoor event will feature a golf scramble, multiple on-course contests such as taking mulligan shots, Beat the Pro and a chance to win two hole-in-one cars. There will be plenty of specialty food and spirits including a Lobster Roll and Rosé Stand, an authentic Biergarten, spiked milkshakes with carnival snacks, food trucks and more.

Cocktails on the patio and a raffle featuring items such as Disney Hopper tickets and unique gift baskets will conclude the evening with a live-streamed virtual program, hosted by noted broadcaster, author and motivational speaker, Steve Adubato Jr., Ph.D. Together with our venue, Brooklake Country Club, we are prioritizing the safety of our guests and staff. We are complying with all COVID-19 local state and federal policies.

Our mission remains stronger than ever, having seamlessly transitioned the Clubhouse programs and services into a successful, fully functioning remote program due to the global health crisis. This year we celebrate our 26th anniversary of providing programs and services to people who have sustained a brain injury and their families, as well as providing local, regional and national awareness initiatives for communities, schools and corporations. Brain injury is a lifelong injury. Unfortunately, it remains the leading cause of death and disability in America’s children and adults ages 1 to 44. Prevention is the only cure.

More than 5 million people in the U.S. live with the after-effects of brain injury. The Opportunity Project Clubhouse is and always has been a pioneer in the brain injury field offering stellar programs and services, a universally accessible state-of-the-art facility and highly dedicated and qualified staff. We provide survivors of brain injury with opportunities to build cognitive skills, vocational skills, self-esteem and confidence in their ability to accomplish productive activities and to lead fulfilling lives – and have continued to do so throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic. Feelings of loneliness and anxiety are typical for those living with brain injury and ensuring our Members continue to have access to vital resources is critical throughout this pandemic. Members are continuing to achieve independence at home and to reach individual goals by participating in online programs, gaining new technological skills through the use of phone and video conferencing and by engaging in our social media platforms. They are meeting wellness goals through nutrition education and cooking groups with our Nutrition Counselor and successfully navigating vocational challenges with Vocational Program Counselors.

Opportunity Project has grown from a 1 day a week program in 1994 with 15-20 members to a 5 day a week program in our own beautiful Clubhouse, serving over 625 Members and their families. We turn no one away, yet we receive little public funding.

Your support will enable OP to continue its work on behalf of individuals with brain injury.

For more information please email golfclassic@opportunityproject.org or call Kerri Levine at 973.467.4300 x3113.

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