June 21, 2012
Saint Clare’s Foundation held its 35th annual Johnny Rizzo Golf Outing at Skyview Golf Club in Sparta, NJ, on June 13, raising $32,500 net for Saint Clare’s programs and services to benefit the Sussex community.
The exciting day of golf, sponsored by Nielson Automotive Group and Northeast Business Center of Chrysler Corporation, included a registration brunch, tournament schamble start, cocktail reception, and dinner, and awards ceremony. The event, which hosted 31 foursomes, also included men’s and women’s low gross and low net, longest drive, closest to the pin and a putting contests, and hole-in-one prizes including a 2012 Hyundai Sonata, sponsored by Franklin Sussex Hyundai, and a 2012 Jeep Wrangler, sponsored by Franklin Sussex Auto Mall. In addition to a 50/50 raffle which netted two winners more than $1,500, nearly a hundred other winners went home with raffle and door prizes.
A highlight of the event, Saint Clare’s Foundation proudly presented Eric Nielson, President of Nielsen Automotive Group, with this year’s Jack Rizzo Leadership Award – an award honoring those in the community that have given their all to making the lives of their family, friends, and neighbors better – in recognition of his dedication and generosity to the Johnny Rizzo Golf Outing, as well as his outstanding support of Saint Clare’s Health System.
“Over the years, the Johnny Rizzo Golf Outing has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in support of programs, services and projects to benefit the health of the Sussex Community,” said Rizzo Tournament Chair Bill Snouffer, General Manager of Franklin Sussex Automall and Franklin Sussex Hyundai, both located in Sussex, NJ. “I am proud to continue to be part of such a successful and landmark community event, helping to fund high-quality medical care to residents of Sussex County and the surrounding areas.”
All proceeds from the event support continued upgrades, enhancements and renovations to the services and programs at Saint Clare’s in Sussex. The Sussex campus offers a modern Emergency Department, staffed by board-certified physicians and specially trained nurses, as well as a new Women’s Health Center, which offers a variety of health services in one easy location, including Full-field Digital Mammography (FFDM) system – the “gold standard” in breast imaging and Bone Density Scanner for diagnosis of osteoporosis and other bone abnormalities.
For more information on Saint Clare’s Foundation or the Johnny Rizzo Golf Outing, visit www.saintclaresfoundation.org.