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At the 4th annual “Holes for Hope” golf marathon, Keith Stewart, golf professional at Springdale Golf Club in Princeton, played 150 holes of golf yesterday to raise money for Christine’s Hope for Kids (“CHFK”), a local non-profit supporting less fortunate children. 

kj andA majority of the money raised by the marathon for CHFK will go toward New Jersey Golf Foundation’s “Golf in Schools” program. CHFKs funding will provide equipment to schools where the the New Jersey Golf Foundation offers the opportunity for underprivileged children to learn how to play golf. The program reaches over 100,000 kids in New Jersey.

“It is a way I can give back to the game which has given so much to me,” shared Stewart.

Stewart played 8 full 18-hole rounds with 6 extra holes throughout the day finishing in less than 10 hours. Also playing 36 holes each were Stewart’s assistant professionals Darren Bolton, Anthony Sama, Ryan Jones, Dan Caskey and Bryan Poole. They all played the last hole together and, with luck on his side, Stewart birdied!

Stewart shared that when playing, club members let them play through and gave so much support. “The members cheered us on. It was a really great community building day at the club — very fulfilling,” said Stewart.

The group raised over $10,000, so far, through pledges and are still accepting donations until Monday September 8th, at Christine’s Hope for Kids golf outing at Springdale Golf Club. You can donate by signing on the pledge sheet at the Springdale professional shop or by pledging online on the Christine’s Hope for Kids website.

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe, and a lawyer. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, photographing mushrooms, and misguided adventures in random hobbies. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), serves on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance, and holds the elected position as the Hopewell Borough Democratic Committee Municipal Chairwoman.

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