Junior Achievement of NJ Hosts Liberty Mutual Invitational Amateur Golf Tournament in Morristown, NJ

Local amateur golfers will hit the green on Monday, October 3rd to raise some green in support of Junior Achievement's K-12 financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship programs for NJ youth that are offered at no cost to schools.
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Aug. 24, 2011 - PRLog -- Local amateur golfers will (once again have the chance to) compete at Spring Brook Country Club in Morristown on Monday, October 3rd in the Liberty Mutual Invitational hosted by Junior Achievement of New Jersey (JANJ) and sponsored locally by Peerless Insurance, a Liberty Mutual company.  Last year’s Liberty Mutual Invitational raised $34,000 for JANJ which helped fund critical K-12 financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness programs for NJ youth.

This annual event includes a BBQ lunch, various course contests, golfer gift bags, course refreshments, dinner and cocktails with the opportunity to network with community members who believe in JA’s mission of inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy.  The 18-hole tournament will feature a scramble format where men and women amateur golfers of all skill levels compete in teams.  Members of the winning foursome will receive great prizes from Liberty Mutual, Nike, Polaroid, Sports Vision Eyewear and Golf Digest at a dinner and awards ceremony for all participants.

The winning foursome will also earn an invitation to compete against other tournament winners from around the country for the Liberty Mutual Invitational National Finals played at Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, North Carolina, March 7th – 11th, 2012.

By focusing on education, economic and youth development, JA’s programs contribute to the vitality of our community and the availability of a well-educated poxyo workforce.  Event Director and JANJ Director of Development and Marketing, Amy Boroff said “The support Junior Achievement receives from the community, volunteers and amateur golfers has been fantastic.  Event co-chairs (and JANJ Board of Directors) John Cusano of Accenture and Peter Wallburg of BNY Mellon Wealth Management are passionate about the JA cause and looking forward to a fun and successful event”.  Event details and registration information can be found at www.janjevents.org

Carl Canales, Event Director and Marketing Vice President for Peerless Insurance said, “We are delighted to be the local sponsor of the Liberty Mutual Invitational on behalf of Junior Achievement of NJ. The community and business organizations and volunteers have done a tremendous job putting the tournament together.  Local amateur golfers are excited at the chance to play on the prestigious Spring Brook Country Club course while at the same time supporting the worthy activities of JANJ”.

JA is truly helping to give young people the skills they need to succeed in life by helping prepare them to be educated consumers and make smart choices about their future.  Proceeds from the golf outing will support JA’s K-12 programs (provided at no cost to schools) which are in such high demand, especially with the newly implemented 9.2 standard requiring High School students completion of 2.5 financial literacy credits prior to graduation.

Liberty Mutual projects that the more than 70 tournaments of the 2011 Liberty Mutual Invitational charity golf tour will raise in excess of $5 million to support national and local charities.   Foursome and sponsors can register online or by contacting Amy Boroff.

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Junior Achievement’s (JA) mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, JA provides in-school and after-school programs for students in grades K-12. JA offers work readiness programs that focus on seven key content areas: business, citizenship, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics/character, financial literacy, and career development. JA programs reach over 4 million students per year, in 124 markets in urban, rural and suburban areas in all 50 states across the US. In New Jersey, JA will reach more than 46,000 students this school year.
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