2018 Katz JCC Pro-Am golf tournament approaching

Registration is now open for the tournament, which is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 6.

On Monday, Aug. 6, the Katz JCC will host its annual Pro-Am golf tournament at Galloway National Golf Club. Players will enjoy a day of golf alongside a professional golfer from the tri-state area on the picturesque course overlooking Reeds Bay and the Atlantic City skyline. Proceeds from the JCC’s Pro-Am ensures a child with special needs attends the JCC Camps at Medford or Early Childhood Camps at the Katz JCC’s Open Hearts/Open Doors Inclusion Program through the financial assistance fund.

The JCC Camps at Medford, an award-winning and American Camp Association accredited day camp, provides children ages 3 to 14 an ultimate summer experience enriched by Jewish values and experiences. JCC Camps at Medford offers a variety of unique programming including a teen travel camp, a Leadership In Training program for teens entering ninth grade and Open Hearts/Open Doors, a special needs inclusion program which allows campers to experience camp alongside their typical peers.

Fred Ruttenberg, of blessed memory, is the recipient of this year’s Roger Davis Memorial Community Service Award. Named in memory of Roger Davis, a pioneer in South Jersey’s Jewish Community, this award is presented to a person or group of people who exemplify exceptional commitment to their community through volunteerism, activism and participation.

Ruttenberg, who passed away in 2016, was an accomplished corporate and securities lawyer. An avid golfer, he served as counsel to the Golf Association of Philadelphia where he was an active member, volunteer and served on GAP’s executive committee for 20 years.

“It’s an honor to be a part of the JCC’s Pro-Am and know that the proceeds raised provide vital funds for the camp financial assistance fund. It is also a privilege to honor the Ruttenberg Family and to recognize Fred, a lifelong South Jersey resident, for his impact on our community,” said Donna Bell, Pro-Am co-chair and JCC past president.

“We are so proud that the financial assistance fund provides families with the gift of camp for their children. Every child should be able to run around outdoors, make lifelong friendships and look back on their childhood fondly knowing they had the unforgettable experience of summer camp,” said Marcy Dash Friedman, Pro-Am co-chair and JCC board member.

The JCC Pro-Am offers a barbecue lunch buffet that kicks off the day starting at 11 a.m., followed by a 12:30 p.m. shotgun tee time. Golfers will receive gifts for their participation, snacks on the course and hole in one prizes. The day concludes with a cocktail hour and lavish hors d’oeuvres, followed by dinner at 6 p.m., which will include the award presentation to the Ruttenberg Family. Participation for individual golfers is $500 and sponsorship opportunities are also available.

To register for the JCC Pro-Am or to learn more about sponsorship, please contact Brian Adler at badler@jfedsnj.org or call (856) 424–4444 ext. 1283.