Rain may have forced the cancellation of Fedcap’s Fifth Annual Golf Tournament, but it did not dampen the enthusiasm commitment of our supporters, who came out to Quaker Ridge Golf Club to help young people who are at risk for dropping out of high school, living on the streets, or gang involvement.
These young people need adult champions and mentors who believe in them and can provide resources and opportunities to help them succeed. Fedcap is providing those champions—helping to close the opportunity gap. In Florida, our Success Mentors work one-on-one with kids in local high schools in a truancy intervention and dropout prevention program. Throughout New England, Fedcap’s innovative Connect2Careers™ and Networking By Design™ programs connect youth with employers and professionals who provide a listening ear, career guidance and High Impact Internships. In New York City, Ohio and Los Angeles, PrepNOW! ™ helps youth transitioning from foster care to graduate from high school, go to college and succeed.
When it comes to numbers, this was our most successful golf tournament ever. We had more golfers this year (104) compared to last year (80), and raised 30 percent more funds to help disadvantaged youth. Special thanks are due to Golf Tournament sponsors Phil Caprio and ABFS, and Mike Turpin and USI, and to Fedcap board members Ken Raisler (and his wife Kim) and John Mascilino who lent their generous support to this event. Thanks also to Quaker Ridge Golf Club, which hosted the event for the fourth time.