Ron Jaworksi Golf Tournament Benefits South Jersey Eye Center
NFL great Ron “Jaws” Jaworski hosted his annual, Fall Golf Classic on October 6 at the Valleybrook Country Club in Blackwood, NJ. Jaws hosts this charity golf tournament every October to benefit a special United Way program. This year, the Jaws Youth Fund partnered with Wal-Mart and A&A Optical to support the featured recipient – South Jersey Eye Center’s “Sight First for Kids” program, which provides eye exams and eyewear to uninsured and under-insured children. A&A Optical helped make the dream of corrected vision a reality by donating frames to South Jersey Eye Center.
It was a great day of golf alongside celebrities, endless prizes and contests. Jaworksi was joined by celebrity friends: Former Flyers players, Dave Schultz and Brian Propp; Former Sixers player, Gerold Henderson; Former Eagles players, Mike Chalenski, Mike Mamula, and Joe Pagliei.
The South Jersey Eye Center held its own Ninth Annual Charity Golf Classic on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at the Pennsauken Country Club in Pennsauken, New Jersey. The event was a huge success thanks again to our 94 golfers and our numerous event sponsors for their support of the event. This year, the South Jersey Eye Center began a new tradition; the Richard Indiveri Memorial Cup, dedicated to the memory of Past District Governor and SJEC Board Member Dick Indiveri who sadly passed away this year. The cup is awarded to the team of Lions with the best score in a friendly competition on the course. This year, the Cherry Hill Lions captured the inaugural award.
The South Jersey Eye Center is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to the Board of Trustees: Joseph P. Tredinnick, Regional Vice President, T.D. Bank, and Monsignor Michael Mannion, Director of Communications, Diocese of Camden.
Since Spring 2010, the South Jersey Eye Center has been providing eye care services for the Camden County Health Services Center in Blackwood, NJ. Comprised of a nursing home and adjacent Behavioral Health Center, together approximately 450 residents are housed at this facility. The Center also deploys the Mobile Vision Clinic to LIFE at Lourdes in Pennsauken, a unique program that can assist elders to live safely at home while being helped by a team of healthcare experts. The SJEC recently collaborated with the West Milford Lions to bring examination services and corrective eye wear to the Rescue Mission in Trenton.
The Preschool Amblyopia screening is back underway and we are looking forward to working with the Lion volunteers to continue providing this extremely important service to the community. Nationwide, Lions have screened over 1 million children since the program’s inception in 2009. In the South Jersey Eye Center / Lions District 16C program, 19,000 pre-school children have been screened in our area.
The South Jersey Eye Center is very happy to have received new and continuing support from various funding partners and collaborators in the second half of 2010. Through contributions totaling $82,000, the Center is able to expand and continue its vital eye care services for children in Sight First for Kids Program and adults in the Sight for Senior Program. Thanks to Danellie Foundation, CVS/Caremark, United Way, JAWS Youth Fund, and the Lions of District 16C. A Special thank you to the Walmart Foundation for a $30,000 grant for the Mobile Sight Saving and Eye Health Education Program.
We hope that you can join us again for our 2nd Annual Wine Tasting Experience at Currents Ballroom in Adventure Aquarium on Friday, May 6, 2011. You are invited to an exceptional night of great wine, beers, and scotch as well as delicious cuisine, raffles, giveaways, and more. For more information please visit www.Sjeyecenter.org