“Be a HERO” Golf Tournament Supports HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers

first_imgMore than 130 golfers participated in The John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers’ 17th Annual “Be a HERO” golf tournament and dinner auction on Wednesday, May 17th at Sand Barrens Golf Club, hosted by MediLink Homecare, Inc. and sponsored by Applebee’s and Townsquare Media. Proceeds benefit the HERO Campaign’s mission to prevent drunk driving by promoting the use of safe and sober designated drivers.“We thank everyone who came out with us to golf and support designated driving,” said Bill Elliott, founder of the HERO Campaign. “All it takes is one person to stand up and be a designated driver to save a life.”The winning golfers were the Silver Coin Diner foursome: George Tzaferos, Aaron Bada, Gary Dornhoefer and Mike Donio.From left are Muriel and Bill Elliott, founders of the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers, the Elliotts’ daughter Jennifer Adamchak and granddaughter Anna Adamchak at the “Be a HERO” golf tournament on May 17.About the HERO Campaign:The HERO Campaign was established by the family of Navy Ensign John Elliott of Egg Harbor Township, NJ, who was killed in a July 2000 collision with a drunken driver two months after graduating from the United States Naval Academy. The Campaign is now saving lives in seven states in partnership with law enforcement; schools and colleges; federal and state highway safety organizations; the licensed beverage industry; professional sports teams including the Philadelphia Phillies, the New York Football Giants, and the New England Patriots; Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby; and Keeneland Race Course, home of the 2015 Breeder’s Cup. Since its inception in 2000, the HERO Campaign has grown into a major grassroots movement to prevent impaired driving that has received national recognition and awards. It has also helped to reduce alcohol-related fatalities and incidents, including a 35 percent reduction in DUI fatalities in New Jersey and other states over the past decade. For more information visit HEROcampaign.org or call 609-626-3880.last_img read more

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