2017 Holiday Express Golf Classic Raises $84,000

Left to right: Joe Racioppi of McLoone’s Pier House, Tim McLoone, founder of Holiday Express, Tim McMahon and Lauren Kotu both of McLoone’s Restaurants. Photo credit: Kate Beckett

Close to 150 golfers hit the links on July 17th at the Manasquan River Golf Club to raise a record setting $84,000 for the non-profit organization, Holiday Express. Saker Shoprite sponsored the event. Established by Tim McLoone in 1993, Holiday Express delivers music, food, gifts, financial support and friendship to those with the greatest need for the gift of human kindness during the holiday season and throughout the year.

Generous golfers and supporters came out to the world-class course on a beautiful and unusually cool, dry, summer day to help make the annual outing its greatest success to date. The day included breakfast, 18 holes on the private picturesque course, lunch, cocktail hour, and an awards dinner that was made possible by many generous sponsors, including the title sponsor, Saker Shoprite.

Proceeds from the Golf Classic will improve the quality of life for the 27,000 adults and children being served by Holiday Express at 100 charity events during the 2017 holiday season. Holiday Express helps individuals with mental and physical challenges, veterans, individuals in addiction programs, those facing financial difficulties, and children with serious illnesses. This year, Holiday Express is celebrating its 25th Anniversary of delivering the gift of human kindness.

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