Friday, May 28, 2021

NY/NJ Event: "Fore The Kids" Golf Classic in River Vale July 12th Features NY Giant Carl Banks, NBA's Eric Murdock: Benefits CASA For Children of Bergen County - Online Silent Auction is LIVE

If you're making your plans to get out like before the pandemic, here's an outing with a good cause, in the fresh air and with lots of activities. Golfers will enjoy the beautiful course (located less than an hour from NYC) and others may enjoy the dinner at the club or a peruse of the Silent Auction. Here are the details:

To View the Silent Auction Items: Auction closed but inquire as some items are still available;

 "Fore The Kids’ Golf Classic" will be held on Monday, July 12, at 10am at the Edgewood Country Club in River Vale to benefit the non-profit organization Bergen County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).  Advocates provide one-on-one advocacy and support for abused and neglected children from Bergen County who are in foster care. The cost is $350 for an individual ticket and $1300 for a foursome. You can also purchase a special passport ticket for $75 which gets you participation in all on - course contests and five 50/50 raffles. One can also purchase dinner tickets for $150 which includes appetizers, buffet, drinks and dessert. All necessary COVID-19 safety procedures will be in place.   

 "Fore the Kids" is Bergen CASA's first ever golf classic and will be filled with lots of fun and excitement including 18 holes of golf, contests, a 50/50, giveaways, Track Man swing and ball analysis, lunch, cocktails and a scrumptious dinner. At this inaugural event at one of Bergen County's finest golf courses you may encounter some of our celebrity participants such as Carl Banks, former linebacker for the NY Giants and Eric Murdock, former point guard for the NJ Nets. Both Carl Banks and Eric Murdoch will be recognized for their support of Bergen CASA with a "Voices for CASA" award. 


Bergen CASA is grateful to its sponsors. Current sponsors already include: The Fidelis Group Inc, Columbia Bank, Bogota Savings Bank Charitable Foundation and Kundert Volvo Cars of Hasbrouck Heights. Sponsorships are still available, starting at $2500. Please contact Kevin Whelan at with any questions.  


Those unable to attend can still help abused and neglected children by donating to or bidding on our online silent auction. The auction will have many kinds of items and experiences, including jewelry, sports equipment, great themed baskets, electronics, trips and more. For details on the auction, prizes and the easy steps to register visit:  


Carl Banks, Zonie Le Sane, Bergen CASA
Carl Banks (Former NY Giants) to receive award at Bergen CASA Charity Event
from Zonie Le Sane, President

Zonie LeSane, President of Bergen CASA states, "We are also extremely proud to be holding this golf event to help support the work of our advocates. We have had a tough year as the pandemic presented unique challenges to children in foster care as well as our organization. I am happy to say that our advocates served every child removed from their parents during the pandemic. In all of 2020, 115 Advocates donated over 6800 hours of their time on behalf of 139 children and 95% of our recommendations to the family court were accepted. We do great work, and we are grateful for any support that comes our way. Even if you don't golf, please come to our dinner or bid online for our silent auction items. Bidding is easy to set up and fun!"


Eric Murdock (former NBA player) to be recognized by
Bergen CASA for Children at Golf Classis on July 12, 2021.

Bergen County CASA is a non-profit organization that supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy for children in the foster system. CASA volunteers are committed to changing children’s stories so that any child who has experienced abuse or neglect can be safe and have a permanent home and the opportunity to thrive. As part of a CASA’s work to secure the services and assistance these vulnerable children need, we train and supervise volunteers who are called to advocate for their best interests. 


Currently, there are more children in foster care from Bergen County than available Advocates. Our goal is to ensure that every child who has been abused or neglected has a CASA. In addition, the pandemic has caused additional heartache and isolation for these vulnerable children with the closure of schools and limited family visits. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a CASA or donating to this valuable cause, please visit  


Bergen County CASA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit located at: One Bergen County Plaza, Suite 334, Hackensack, NJ 07601. 



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