Breeder's Tim Cup Team Challenge

Bluegrass Mini Golf Course
Bluegrass Mini Golf Course
Bluegrass Mini Golf Course
Bluegrass Mini Golf Course

Neither cold or wind could keep our golfers from hitting the course….the mini-golf course that is, at BlueGrass Mini-Golf of Oceanport on October 24, 2018 for the 2nd Annual Breeders “Tin Cup” Team Challenge for Charity!!! With a pre-event and post-event networking cocktail party at BluGrotto Outdoor Biergarten (equipt with heaters) who could resist!!! Over $15,000 was raised for MPCF agency grants program. Special thanks to our Event Sponsor, Asbury Park Press; Cocktail Sponsors Hackensack Meridian Health, Local 400 IBEW, Maureen & John Lloyd and Anita & Joseph Roselle; Putter Sponsors George Harms Construction, New Jersey Natural Gas, Two River Community Bank and Wilmington Trust.

This very successful business after-hours event included a friendly competition of mini-golf with prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place low gross, most holes in one, and most creative team theme. Gift auction and 50-50 cash raffle rounded out this evening of fun and libation!

 

Kentucky Derby Celebration

2018 KY Derby Party
Maureen Lloyd and Maria Tanzola
2018 KY Derby Party
Ruth Harms
2018 KY Derby Party
Tom Hayes, Honoree , Maria Tanzola, Event Co-Chair, Joe Roselle, Honoree, Maureen Lloyd, Event Chair, Matt and Michael Duru, Honorees

The Monmouth Park Charity Fund hosted its 15th Annual Kentucky Derby Celebration on Saturday May 5, 2018 under the tents at Blu Grotto’s beautiful outdoor garden on the historic grounds of Monmouth Park Racetrack, Oceanport, NJ.  This premier social event was sponsored by Ray Catena Auto Group welcoming a sold-out crowd of over 400 guests and raising a record $236,365 to support their seventy-two-year legacy of raising funds to give back to the local community.  The party exemplified a true Derby Celebration, complete with simulcast wagering throughout the afternoon and Horseshoe Raffle for the Kentucky Derby Race.

The Blu Grotto chef prepared specialty foods and hors d’oeuvres and the open bars featured specialty mint juleps, famous Kentucky bourbon’s and Kentucky Race Day Ale’s.  Shoppers enjoyed a live auction emceed by Big Joe Henry that included a trip to Cabo, Mexico, NYC trip including tickets to “Hello Dolly, starring the Bernadette Peters, four-course dinner and wine pairings for 10 at Blu Grotto’s wine cellar and a Michael Duru Clothiers Custom Men’s Suit!  Maria Tanzola, event co-chair was pleased to lead the traditional male and female hat parade that was judged by Lauren Krieg-Harms, Warren Diamond and Phil Villapiano.

The event honored Michael Duru Clothiers for contributing time, talent and treasure to support many local charities; Thomas Hayes, Director of Customer and Community Relations at New Jersey Natural Gas, for his commitment and leadership, serving on over 20 local charity boards and assisting countless others, where his hard work and dedication strengthens partnerships between charities and the corporate community: and Joseph Roselle as a recognized and beloved philanthropic leader and personal champion in our community.

2018 KY Derby Party
John Lloyd, CEO Meridian Health, Jane Nagel, Phil Villapiano, Honorary Chair

In gratitude for their selfless service, our Military Hero Sponsors underwrite a table of local military and veteran heroes to come as our guests.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Monmouth Park Charity Fund whose mission it is to raise and distribute funds to non-profit agencies throughout Monmouth County.  These agencies provide services for health care, those at risk in the community, and those in need of special services.   Since its inception in 1946, Monmouth Park Charity Fund has distributed over $9,400,000 to over 100 local charities in Monmouth County.

"Monmouth Park Charity Fund's Kentucky Derby Celebration, hosted at Monmouth Park Racetrack, is an exciting way to enjoy the Kentucky Derby while helping to raise funds for the many charities of Monmouth County who care for those in need in our community", stated Maureen Lloyd, Event Chair and President of Monmouth Park Charity Fund Board of Trustees.