5th Annual Push to Walk Golf Outing Raises $42G

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Push to Walk, a non-profit specialized exercise gym that empowers people with spinal cord injuries, paralysis, and other neurological conditions to realize their individual potential, had a successful 5th Annual Charity Golf Outing raising a total of $42,000.

The Dennis Walters Golf Show

As every event passes I become more amazed at the generosity of our supporters!

On Monday, September 24, 2012 Push to Walk hosted its 5th Annual Charity Golf Outing at Wild Turkey, Crystal Springs Golf Resort, 1 Hamburg Way, Hamburg, NJ. The outing included entertainment, golf, food, raffles, auctions and prizes.

The outing began with check in for about 120 golfers, the biggest turnout in the outings’ 5 years! Golfers and guests of the resort were invited to enjoy The Dennis Walters Golf Show. Dennis, his co-host Super Dog Bucky, and his assistant Asher were delightfully entertaining. The one hour show featured tons of tips, tricks, jokes and an inspiring message that you are never too old to have a dream. After the show Dennis stayed to do a meet and greet for the Push to Walk group before tee off time. All the golfers went out in good spirits and played their round on a gorgeous fall day.

Around 6PM foursomes trickled into the Rotunda for cocktails and dinner. Darren Templeton, son of Push to Walk founders, was the MC for the evening and did a phenomenal job of reminding the audience of the cause. Darren started off with introducing a video made by the Honorary Chairperson of the event, Dr. Wise Young. Dr. Young is the Founding Director of the W.M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience and Richard H. Shindell Chair in Neuroscience. He is at the forefront of bringing clinical trials currently underway in China to the U.S. in the near future. Although Dr. Young could not be present at the event, he displayed his great support of Push to Walk in his video.

The evening also included a presentation of Scholarship Certificates to clients who participated with Team Push to Walk during the NJ Marathon. Excitement continued throughout the night, a 50/50 winner was drawn followed by the winner donating his winnings back to Push to Walk. Dinner came to a close with the announcement of 24 golfer prizes including recognition of a hole-in-one shot that was made during play, something so many golfers wish for!

“We could not have asked for the day to have gone any better” said Cynthia Templeton, President of Push to Walk. “It was hands down our best outing yet and are already thinking about ways to top it next year. As every event passes I become more amazed at the generosity of our supporters!”

Push to Walk is able to cover only about 75% of its operating costs through client fees, and relies on fundraising events to help make up the difference. “Our annual charity golf outing is our largest and most valuable event, raising us the funds to help cover operating costs, purchase new equipment, and create scholarship opportunities for clients in need,” explains Cynthia.

Donation opportunities are available on the Push to Walk website: http://www.pushtowalknj.org.

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About Push to Walk
Founded in 2007, Push to Walk is the only non-profit specialized exercise gym in the New York-New Jersey area that empowers people with spinal cord injuries to realize their individual potential. Push to Walk’s rigorous one-on-one workout approach challenges clients to reach their personal goals and achieve maximum independence, leading to greater success and fulfillment in their personal and professional lives.

A 501(C) 3 non-profit, Push to Walk is located in Riverdale, New Jersey. Visit http://www.pushtowalknj.org to learn more.

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