Proceeds This Year to Benefit Seton Hall Counseling & Psychological Services Department
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. — The 2nd Annual Aspiring Kindness Charity Golf Outing will be held Mon., July 28 at the Maplewood Country Club in Maplewood, N.J. The event is sponsored by the Aspiring Kindness Foundation which was created in response to the Jan. 2000 Seton Hall University dormitory fire that took the lives of three students – Aaron Karol, Frank Caltabilota, and John Giunta. This year, the foundation hopes to raise $10,000, with all proceeds to be donated to the Seton Hall Counseling & Psychological Services Department (CAPS), which played a large role in helping students heal emotionally and psychologically after the fire.
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CAPS Director Katherine Evans says the foundation’s generosity “means a great deal to us” and adds the money raised will go directly to help students.
“We plan to spend all of the money on outreach and prevention programs for students,” Evans said, “to open the discussion about mental health and to reduce the stigma associated with mental health treatment which can be a barrier for some people to seek help.”
The charity golf outing is a day-long event that includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and unlimited beer and wine at the Maplewood Country Club. Cart and green fees are also included, and all participants will receive a gift. In addition, there will be awards for 1st Place Scramble and 2nd Place Scramble, as well as for the winners of the Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin Contests.
Entry fees are $200 for an individual golfer, $750 for four players, and $75 dollars to attend the dinner at the clubhouse only. There are also sponsorship opportunities that range from sponsoring a hole for $200 to sponsoring the dinner for $1,000.
The Aspiring Kindness Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public corporation, was created in 2010 by childhood friends of Aaron Karol as a philanthropic tribute to him. The charity raises money to support emergency responders and service providers and their programs. The charity golf outing is the foundation’s biggest fundraiser each year.
Since its inception in 2010, the foundation has raised over $65,000 and has made donations to Saint Barnabas Burn Center, the South Orange Fire Department, the Blood Center of New Jersey, the South Orange Rescue Squad and other organizations.
“We have achieved a significant amount in a few short years,” said Jason Tarantino, foundation president and founder. “That speaks volumes to how much of a lasting impression Aaron left on everyone. Remembering Aaron is the driving force behind our charity and motivates us to strive for greater things. We think of it as getting a little help from the sky!”
For more information, visit www.aspiringkindess.org or email email@example.com.
ABOUT SETON HALL UNIVERSITY
One of the country’s leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall University has been a catalyst for leadership — developing students in mind, heart and spirit — since 1856. Home to nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and offering more than 80 rigorous majors, Seton Hall’s academic excellence has been singled out for distinction by The Princeton Review, US News & World Report and Bloomberg BusinessWeek.
Seton Hall, which embraces students of all religions, prepares its graduates to be exemplary servant leaders and caring global citizens. Its attractive main campus is located in suburban South Orange, New Jersey, and is only 14 miles by train, bus or car to New York City, offering a wealth of employment, internship, cultural and entertainment opportunities. The university’s nationally recognized School of Law is prominently located in downtown Newark.
For more information, visit www.shu.edu.