OHEL â€śFuture Leadersâ€ť Golf Event
Campers of Avnet Country Day School participate in golf eventÂ to benefit the children and families of OHEL
On Friday, August 1st, HALB's Avnet Country Day School--the Woodmere Campusâ€”joined with OHEL Childrenâ€™s Home & Family Services at the Lawrence Yacht and Golf Club for the first â€śFuture Leadersâ€ť OHEL golf event.
The money raised from the golf event will go to OHELâ€™s Simcha Fund, which provides funding to help OHEL foster children and children with disabilities to have a Bar or Bat Mitzvah like everyone else in the community! An immediate need is for an OHEL foster child who is having his Bar Mitzvah, and requires a new pair of tefillin. The support will also help his parents buy him a new suit, and it will enable them to make a Kiddush.
Avnet's Woodmere Campus was looking for a unique and different chesed program to engage their boys this summer, and under the leadership of Director Jack Tarzik, Associate Director Rabbi Jeremy Fine, and OHEL's Laurie Szenicer, the OHEL â€śFuture Leadersâ€ť golf event was created.Â
The golf event included various contests, including a chipping, driving and closest to the pin competition, with great prizes and delicious food being served throughout the event. Michelle Sulzberger, Golf Co-Chair of the OHEL OMNI Golf Tournament, attended as well, to present the awards to the â€śfutureâ€ť OHEL golf committee.
â€śItâ€™s great to see the campers of Avnet Country Day School so eager to support the children and families of OHELâ€ť said Laurie Szenicer, OHELâ€™s Senior Development Associate. She continued â€śOHELâ€™s â€śFuture Leadersâ€ť golf event is a great way to introduce children to the amazing work that OHEL doesâ€ť. Avnet's Director, Jack Tarzik, seemed to sum up everyone's sentiments when he said, "We hope our future leaders will always lead with causes such as OHEL in mind."
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Since 1969, OHEL Childrenâ€™s Home and Family Services has served as a dependable haven of individual and family support, helping people of all ages effectively manage disability, surmount everyday challenges, heal from trauma, and manage with strength and dignity during times of crises