28th ANNUAL SOMERSET COUNTY GOLF CLASSIC Roxiticus Golf Club, Mendham, NJ
On Monday, July 9, Somerset County YMCA held its 28th annual Golf Classic at Roxiticus Golf Club. The signature fundraiser contributes to the Y’s ability to provide financial assistance to individuals and families in the community who struggle financially, physically and emotionally, so they have access to vital programs and services.
Returning this year as the event’s platinum level sponsor was the Gagnon Family Foundation, established by Lois and Neil Gagnon, longstanding supporters of the Y cause. Additional sponsors included gold level sponsors Atlantic Health System, Fellowship Senior Living, The Larini Family and Massey Quick Simon. Silver level sponsors Franklin Mutual Insurance Company, The Olde Mill Inn and Peapack Gladstone Bank and Tri-County Orthopedics.
HONORING SYLVESTER L. SULLIVAN
The Golf Classic honored, in memoriam, Sylvester L. Sullivan. Mr. Sullivan was a self-made businessman who achieved professional success as the retired founder of the country’s largest Avis franchise, founder and former chairman of Hillsborough Bank and a real estate entrepreneur. Beyond strengthening the community through business, Mr. Sullivan’s philanthropic support of the community was noteworthy. In particular, he had a passion for providing all children, especially those facing difficulties, with opportunities to flourish. As a young boy, his experience at the YMCA became a turning point for Sully where he found a sense of belonging and strong community.