Monday, March 25, 2013
Event features live bands and prizes at Jenk's Club, Point Beach, April 21
Nine of the Jersey Shore’s top musicians will come together on April 21 at Jenks Club, Point Beach, to help the Monmouth and Ocean victims of Hurricane Sandy and the nurses of Ocean Medical Center. “Rock for the Nurses – Rock for the Shore” will start at 11 a.m. at Jenks Club at Jenkinson's, 300 Ocean Avenue on the boardwalk. Tickets are $30 per person (kids under 12 are free) and are available for advance purchase at Jenks Club, Bow-Kay Florist, Brick, and Ocean Medical Center, Brick. Tickets will also be available for purchase the day of the event at the door. All proceeds from the event will be divided among the Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund, which annually benefits the nurses of Ocean Medical Center by providing nursing …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Flying Fish to give 100% proceeds to NJ Sandy victims
Wednesday, January 23
Huffington Post reports that Flying Fish Brewery Company is ready to give Hurricane Sandy a big F.U. with "F. U. Sandy," a hybrid wheat-pale ale inspired by the storm. (The F.U. stands for "Forever Unloved.") One hundred percent of the proceeds from the beer will go to New Jersey Sandy victims, according to the Huffington Post story. For the full story, click here.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Seven homes along north LBI were open to the public to show off their designs.
Want to see what was on display at the 46th Annual Seashore Open House Tour fundraiser that took place on Wednesday, Aug. 1, along the northern part of LBI? Patch journalist Shawn Smith put together a photo gallery of the show's highlights. Chair members from the Long Beach Island Foundation of Arts and Sciences selected seven homes, stretching from Surf City up to Barnegat Light. According to co-chair Carin Kirkpatrick, homes are selected a few different ways. Some homes are approached by the LBIF, and others ask them to come and see if they would be able to participate. “This tour helps to fund the foundations programs because we are a non-profit organization,” Kirkpatrick said. “Other than the arts and crafts fair, this is the biggest …
Monday, July 16, 2012
Owners of classic and new muscle cars and motorcycles came out to show their support for Daniel Inglis, as well as a chance to show off their vehicles.
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Monday, July 16, 2012
Classic cars, older fire trucks and motorcycles lined the inside of Gille Park on Sunday afternoon. The car show was a fundraiser for Lacey firefighter, Daniel Inglis, who was injured in a car accident last December. The community showed their support for Inglis when he arrived around 1 p.m. by gathering around his van and cheering as he came out. Inglis, who had not seen many of his friends since before his accident, was grinning from ear to ear the entire time he was at the show. As his wheelchair was pushed away from the van, friends and family took turns greeting him and welcoming him back into town. “I think he has progressed really well,” Anthony Olivera, president of the motorcycle club Insane Riders, said. “He has always been true …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
The fundraiser will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday at the Forked River Firehouse
A fundraiser will be held at the Forked River Firehouse on Saturday, June 9 to benefit a 10-year-old Bayville boy who suffers from a terminal illness. Four years ago, Aiden, son of Jackson teacher Tracy Boudreau, was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The disease, which involves progressive muscle weakness, is transitioning into its next phase. Aiden is expected to be confined to a wheelchair within the next three months. “He’ll continue to deteriorate. His muscles get tired,” said Aiden’s grandfather and longtime Lacey resident Joseph Boudreau. Aiden’s grandmother Shirley Boudreau is the former Lacey Township Assistant Superintendent. Aiden has gained 20 pounds because he’s unable to exercise, Boudreau said. Sometimes, he can be …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Variety of activities will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday with a benefit soccer game at 6 p.m.; all funds will help a Lacey family cover medical expenses
A fundraising event hosted by the Lacey Soccer Club will be held on Saturday, June 2 in support of Ana Kopack, a Lanoka Harbor School fourth-grader who was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. “I had Ana Kopack in pre-school and her three older brothers,” said event organizer Karen Vincentini of Forever Young Nursery School. “I have a spot in my heart for kids who have something like this.” Ana Kopack was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a type of muscle cancer, in March 2011. She travels to St. Christopher’s hospital in Philadelphia often for treatments and is currently being homeschooled. “She’s an amazing kid,” her father Robert Kopack previously said. “She has a great smile. She’s strong and has a great attitude. She just wants to get…
Saturday, May 19, 2012
A Lacey barber shop will host a fundraiser for other kids with cancer next Sunday.
Get Buzzed, a barber shop in Lanoka Harbor is asking area residents to "get buzzed for a cause" from May 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Stylists from this shop and others in the area will volunteer their time, giving haircuts to men, women and children who stop by the salon during the designated 7 hours, and Get Buzzed will donate 50 percent of all proceeds to "Courage From Kyle," an organization that started off as "Courage For Kyle," a support network for Kyle McGetrick, who was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 5 and died last week at the age of 12. The organization, which had changed its name, upon one of Kyle's last requests, to "Courage From Kyle," offers scholarships, help and support to other local kids with cancer, which, the …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Local trio plays at fundraisers
It's not unusual to find the Brother Pete Band playing at a fundraising event in and around Lacey Township—their contribution to the effort. They will again take the stage 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at Kickboxing for a Cause at Gille Park on Manchester Avenue, a fundraiser for the Ashley Lauren Foundation, which assists New Jersey children diagnosed with cancer. "We do a lot of benefits," said Pete Gebhart, Brother Pete Band singer and bassist. "It's part of who we are for real—we really care and we want to help if we can." Gebhart, a Lacey resident who grew up in Seaside Heights, Art Hinkelbein, band drummer and owner of Art Hinkelbein Martial Arts Academy in Forked River, and Bobby Lame, singer and guitarist, who lives in Brick, make up …
Friday, April 6, 2012
Proceeds from $10 hair cuts will go to the Inglis family
Getting a hair cut this Saturday could help out a worthy cause. Style in Action Salon in Manchester will donate 100 percent of the proceeds made on April 7 to the family of Daniel Inglis, a 24-year-old Lacey native who was paralyzed after a car accident on Christmas Eve. Hair cuts will be offered for $10 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the salon, located at 1980 Route 37 West. Inglis is a Lanoka Harbor volunteer firefighter and a Union City police officer. He graduated from Lacey Township High School in 2006. Surviving the accident was a miracle, his father Daniel Inglis Sr. told Lacey Patch in March as his son recovered at the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. “There is a reason why he is still here with us,” …