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SBOANJ fundraising golf outing held

July 11, 2012

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The 17th annual SBOANJ Golf Outing raised funds to benefit horsemen and produced a fun day for 117 golfers on July 9, 2012 at Gambler Ridge Golf Course in Cream Ridge, NJ.

It was a bright, sunny day for the 135 golfers and guests who capped their round with a prime rib dinner, famous for its brontosaurus-sized slices. Berman, Gara and Rutsky Group of UBS Financial Services sponsored the desserts.

Numerous door prizes were distributed along with honors for golfing. The best foursome award went to Gary McCandless, George Green, Mike Green and Kevin Dallington. The "most honest” was the duo of Frank Van Wie and Walter Krowokski.

Nick Triano won the longest drive contest, unseating two-time winner Jeff Webster. Beth Hilliard was a repeat winner in the longest drive by a woman. Closest to the pin went to Kyle Turns who landed 23 inches from the pin.

Eugene Landy won the drawing for the Sport Jog Cart, courtesy of Allen Eggert of Pennsbury Enterprises.

The Hole in One prize, a 2012 Mercedes from Prestige Motors in Paramus, went unclaimed.

The 50-50 winner, Michael Jordan, collected $785.

Additional fundraising was accomplished through a silent auction of sports memorabilia courtesy of horse owner Peter Grandich, Yankees game tickets donated by Bob Boni of Northwood Bloodstock, Mitchel Skolnick of Bluestone Farms and Peter Roselle of Meadowbrook Industries as well as items from other generous donors.

Sponsorships, key to the fund raising effort which benefits New Jersey's standardbred horsemen in need, were provided at several levels. Platinum Level sponsorship was provided by the SBOANJ's health benefits consultant Shay Cowan of Katz/Pierz Inc. of Marlton.

At the Gold Level, the donors were the Meadowlands Racetrack, Drucker, Math & Whitman CPAs and UBS Financial Services of Princeton,

At the Silver Level, the donors were Peter Grandich's Trinity Financial, Mid-Atlantic Equine Center, Showplace Farms, Gaitway Farms, AJ Sabath's Advocacy & Management Group, Federico's Landscape Design, Santoro & Santoro [Dennis Dowd], Superior Data Corp, Walnridge Equine Clinic, La Ferla Group-UBS Financial Services Inc., Valley High Stables, Newport Graphics Inc., Clarksburg Inn; New Jersey Community Bank, Freehold Raceway, Joie De Vie Farm, Eposimato Stable and the Mark Ford Training Stable.

Bronze sponsors included the Hambletonian Society, Gateway Pine Shavings, Northwood Bloodstock and Bluestone Farms, Loomis Insurance Brokers & Consultants, United Labor Benefits Inc., Mangacare, Energy Plus and Peter Roselle's Meadowbrook Industries.

Additional sponsors included British Betty Racing Stable LLC, Electric Battery Company LLC, Dino Miliucci of My Buddy Stables, John and Paula Campbell, Nick Salenetri and Marc and Marcia Goldberg.

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