By Corinne Frankenfield
What a day for a golf tournament! September 13th provided blue skies and perfect weather for Spectrum360’s 6th Annual Fore the Kids Gold Tournament. This year’s event was held at the Montclair Golf Club, the 13th oldest club in America.
Thank you to the over 100 golfers, sponsors, donors and community partners who raised almost $90,000 to support programs at Spectrum360. We are especially grateful to Conti Construction and C.R. Bard who generously sponsor this event and so many of our other fundraising events throughout the year as well to Benjamin F. Edwards & Co., which joined us as this year’s Benefactor Sponsor.
Golfers enjoyed a fun-filled day complete with breakfast on the North Porch, remarks from our special guest, Academy360 student Jolie Conley, and a full afternoon on the greens. Our FilmAcademy360 students put their vocational training to good use by video taping the golfers in action – footage of their swings was played during the cocktail hour to golfers’ delight (or horror!)
Funds raised at this annual event support our FilmAcademy360 as well as many other vocational, social and academic opportunities we offer. The day concluded with an awards reception, cocktail hour, a lively golf-related auction, dinner, and remarks from Spectrum360 Executive Director, Dr. Bruce Ettinger, and Golf Committee Co-Chair Tom Releford.
Established in 2010 by Mike Conley, the Fore the Kids tournament has raised over $600,000 to support the success of our students and adults. Money raised at the tournament has allowed us to fulfill our promise to offer options across a lifetime.