KidsPeace's 25th Annual Golf Classic on June 21 was a huge success that netted more than $54,000 for the KidsPeace Children's Fund, which provides a variety of necessities and gifts for the children in care. This year, there was a huge auction that gave away wonderful prizes to four lucky winners: Mike Marzo of Ambler won both the MINI Cooper and the diamond necklace; Ed
Jocham of Annville, won the trip to Rome, Italy; Ernie Stiegler of Orefield won a
screen television; and Betty Kerber of Allentown won a spa getaway package
Bear Creek. These wonderful prizes were just part of the full day of golf and great food.
The winning foursome scored 61 and included Joe Lennert, Caruso Benefits; Rich Kovacs, Kovacs
Benefits Group; Doug Leonzi, National Penn Investments Services; and
Burgess, KidsPeace. There were 144 golfers, but the raffle tickets were sold across the area. The awards dinner was great fun but became very touching when a KidsPeace Foster Care client addressed the group and told his story and warmed everyone's heart with his description of how KidsPeace had changed his life and helped him become the fine young man he is today.
Highmark Blue Shield was the tournament's premier sponsor, and event
title sponsors were PrintConcepts
and Tallman, Hudders & Sorrentino.