On June 23rd, a magnificent summer day, complete with white, puffy clouds and a cerulean blue sky, the luxurious emerald fairways of Beacon Hill Country Club in Atlantic Highlands welcomed a field of valiant golfers, rallying support for the Parker Family Health Center. Amid lush foliage and flowers bursting with color, loyal supporters of the Parker effort enjoyed a delicious lunch, a round of golf, cocktails and dinner in the plush setting that Beacon Hill offers, complete with a spectacular view of the New York skyline over Sandy Hook Bay.
Led by Parker President Dr. Eugene Cheslock, and fund raising chair Gina Petillo, event organizers hoped to raise much needed funds for the health center whose mission is to operate a health care facility that provides treatment free of charge for Monmouth County residents who do not have medical insurance or the ability to pay for medical care. This year’s outing honored the late R. James Annarella (Shore Point Distributors), a long time friend and contributor to the Parker Family. Through the generosity of golfers, sponsors, and supporters, the event was a rousing success.
Topping the field in the golf competition was the formidable team of Doug Douty, Bill Barham, Chick Cunningham, and Ben Torcivia. First place for the women was Dot Cosgrove, Kitty Elliott, Thea Lucarelli, and Margaux Lucarelli. Men’s low net winners were Kevin Ryan, Matt Cheslock, Keith Ryan, and Ron Bird.
Special event winners include Keith Ryan for the men’s longest drive, and Margaux Lucarelli for the women’s longest drive. Closest to the pin was won by Margaret O’Meara and Larry Havens. Closest to the line was Kevin Ryan and Barbara Ward, whose drive came to rest on the line.
The Parker Family Health Center’s benevolent service to Monmouth County residents in need cannot happen without the support of generous benefactors. Since opening in 2000, Parker has logged over 114,819 patient visits. Clinic volunteers, with the assistance of Parker’s professional staff, donate over 10,000 hours yearly to help patients receive free medical care. Those participating in the golf outing at Beacon Hill Country Club can be proud of their role in Parker’s success.