The golf outing was held on May 1st at Pine Barrens Golf Club in Jackson.
Toms River, NJ – HOPE Sheds Light, a family-focused, non-profit organization, recently hosted its 3rd Annual Golf Outing at Pine Barrens Golf Club in Jackson. The sold-out event was sponsored in part by Woodhaven Lumber and Manasquan Bank.
“The day was a huge success,” said Pamela Capaci, CEO of HOPE Sheds Light. “We would like to thank all of our sponsors, board members, volunteers and golfers for helping us spread the hope of recovery to the community.”
With over 124 golfers in attendance and bright blue skies above, the outing opened with registration, lunch and time on the driving range, followed by a Shotgun Start/Scramble Format. Dinner and awards immediately followed the outing. The event also featured a putting contest, longest drive contest, beat the pro contest and closest to the pin contest. All proceeds benefited the mission of HOPE Sheds Light.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, HSL continues to grow and evolve, raising awareness and educating individuals, families and the community about the impact of substance use disorder in Ocean and Monmouth Counties and beyond. Through peer-to-peer coaching and support groups, wellness programs and educational programs for the whole family, HSL strives to reduce stigma in order to make way for new outcomes.
Founded in 2012 after co-founder Ron Rosetto lost his son Marc to a hard-fought battle against substance abuse, HOPE Sheds Light acts as a voice of hope in a community in desperate need of knowing that recovery is possible. Along with Co-founders Arvo Prima and Stephen Willis, and a team of board members and volunteers, HSL aims to shed light into the shadows of stigma and fear.
“We believe that putting a familiar face to addiction through the sharing of our stories, we are sending a new message… one that hope carries to you and your family, which says: ‘You are not alone, and people can and do recover’,” said Capaci. “We are passionate about helping anyone in need, and we have created this organization to provide those individuals with the resources and education they need to find hope for a future free from substance use disorder.”
To learn more about HOPE Sheds Light, please visit HOPEShedsLight.org.
About HOPE Sheds Light, Inc.
HOPE Sheds Light, Inc. is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (Tax ID: 46-3910504) that is supported by friends and families directly affected by substance use disorder and found recovery through continuous love, support and understanding. The mission of HSL is to raise awareness and educate individuals, families and the community about the impact of substance use disorder by having the courage to share personal experiences and offer strength, wisdom, hope and resources that lead to positive community change and long-term recovery. To learn more or to donate, please visit http://www.HOPEShedsLight.org.