This summer, supporters of Holiday Express – the incomparable volunteer organization whose mission, for more than two decades, has been to deliver music, food, gifts, financial support, and friendship to those with the greatest need for the gift of human kindness during the holiday season and throughout the year – are invited to enjoy two fabulous fundraisers to benefit the organization and its mission. While nearly all of the Holiday Express events are private visits to homeless shelters, soup kitchens, children’s hospitals, nursing homes, developmental centers, veterans’ homes, and more, there are a few opportunities each year for the public to lend their support while enjoying the kind of uniquely fun and festive day that only Holiday Express can provide. Besides the annual benefit concerts performed during the holiday season, two of those events are the annual Holiday Express Golf Classic and the Sunset Benefit Clambake.
The 14th Annual Holiday Express Golf Classic will be held on Monday, July 18 at the lovely Manasquan River Golf Club in Brielle, NJ. The cost is $450 per player, which includes green fees, cart, golfer’s gift, on-course refreshments, special gourmet treats at the halfway house, lunch, cocktail reception and awards dinner, gift auction, and entertainment. A forecaddie will be provided for each foursome. For non-golfers who would like to attend only the cocktail reception and dinner, the cost is $75 per person. Sponsorship opportunities, at various price points and with assorted amenities, are also available and greatly appreciated to help make the event a success. What could be better than the chance the capture the holiday spirit in the middle of summer?
The 9th Annual Holiday Express Sunset Benefit Clambake will take place on Sunday, September 18. Look for the enormous tent on the beach at McLoone’s Pier House in Long Branch, NJ, where hundreds of guests will gather for this incomparable celebration to bring the summer season to a close. The wildly popular annual clambake is considered one of the best fundraising events in the area, where guests are invited to kick off their shoes and party on the sand in a beautiful oceanfront setting. Ditch the tuxedos and gowns, because sandals, shorts, and sundresses are the order of the day for this casual yet lavish event. Watch the sunset while feasting upon a delectable buffet of lobster, filet mignon, raw bar, and much more. There will be a premium open bar and dancing to outstanding musical entertainment by the many talented musicians of the Holiday Express Band. Attendees will also enjoy vying for a remarkable assortment of live and silent auction items – all available via online bidding both prior to and during the event – and a generous 50/50 raffle. Upon arrival, just step out of your car and join the fun – there will be convenient valet parking, too. Tickets for this gala event are $250 per person. Various sponsorship opportunities for the clambake are available, as well as ad space in the event journal. Donations for the live and silent auctions are gratefully welcomed. Don’t miss this wonderful end-of-summer soiree!
Please contact Holiday Express at (732) 544-8010 or visit www.holidayexpress.org for information on reservations, sponsorships, donations, and other ways to help.