Opportunity Project Tees off for the Annual Golf Classic!

July 14, 2021 by  
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Opportunity Project is getting ready for this year’s Annual Golf Classic. The event will be held on September 20, 2021 at Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park, NJ. Co-Chairs of the event are Marc E. Berson, Jacob S. Buurma, Marshall Freidus, 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 Beirgarten, spiked milkshakes with carnival snacks, food trucks and more.

Cocktails on the patio and a raffle featuring 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.

This year we celebrate our 27th 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. Our mission remains stronger than ever, having seamlessly transitioned the Clubhouse programs and services into a successful, fully functioning remote program with expanded evening and weekend sessions. Post- pandemic, Opportunity Project will transition to a hybrid model to include both remote and on-site programs, offering Members more flexibility and maximum support. Members will continue to increase their levels of participation as we eliminate long-standing barriers such as transportation and time commitments. Survivors of Brain Injury 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 including recent displacements through one-on-one and group Zoom sessions with our Vocational Program Counselor. Several Members recently secured their first apartment with assistance from our Social Worker, exemplifying the strength of our online community resources for healthcare and housing. In preparation for our post-pandemic hybrid model we have purchased iPads, laptops and smart TVs, a H.E.P.A filtration/UV germicidal light air purification systems and contact free equipment. With these enhancements Opportunity Project is well positioned to pivot to the combined remote and on-site hybrid model, maximizing the reach of our unique programs and services for survivors of brain injury.

Opportunity Project has grown from a 1 day a week program in 1994 with 15-20 to an expanded 6-day week program in our own beautiful Clubhouse, serving over 630 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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