It was one amazing day as 87 golfers and scores of sponsors and donors helped Kelly’s Heroes raise more than $7,500 for pancreatic cancer research at its 2nd annual Teed Off! golf outing Oct. 14 at Mercer Oaks in Princeton Junction, N.J.
The proceeds will support the Bloomberg-Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Research at Johns Hopkins, where Kelly’s Heroes inspiration Steve Kelly participated in an immunotherapy clinical trial.
The day kicked off with the presentation of a special proclamation by New Jersey Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling, a longtime advocate for those with pancreatic cancer and sponsor of the resolution that officially designated November as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in New Jersey. The proclamation praised Kelly’s Heroes, saying “this admired nonprofit organization has continued to uphold its praiseworthy mission of uniting people for the worthy cause of raising funds for cancer research.”
Out on the course, the foursome of Ryan Zerpa, Greg Rimenyder, Glen Roetman and Tyler Roetman turned in the lowest gross score at 12 under. A close second, at 11 under, was the team of Bob Sobkowiak, Jim McNamara, Mike Reardon and Richie Puntillo.
Major sponsors for the event were Blue Rock Construction, Pennsylvania Steel Company, NEPCO Nuclear Energy Products and Habib Law, along with hole sponsors Accent Construction, Cedar Hill Landscaping, The Clarke Family, Bev and Patrick Lynch, Oliver’s Bistro, Patriot Air, A Room with a View, Rosina Construction, V.J. Scozzari and Sons and Underground Graphics.