18th Annual Golf Outing
The 18th annual Just for Joey charity golf outing will be held on Friday, June 25, 2021 at the Heron Glen Golf Course in Ringoes, NJ. The registration will be open soon. Details for golf play will also be coming soon.
Last year contributions totaled $15,000! Thank you all so much for your kind generosity and support.
Meet Joey - Just for Joey
The Just for Joey Golf Outing started in 2004 to benefit Eden Autism. Joey is a 29 year old with autism and the nephew Tom Bohen, the host of the event. Joey attended The Eden School from age 3 to 21, and now attends the Midland Adult Services in Branchburg, NJ, which receives all the proceeds of the Just for Joey Golf Outing!
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that severely affects social behavior, communication and learning. The result of a neurological disorder that interferes with the functioning of the brain, autism typically appears during the child's first three years. According to the CDC, the most recent estimate is 1 in 59 (16.8 per 1,000) school-aged children have been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and in New Jersey, 1 in 39 births. Autism is 3.7 times more common in boys than girls.
We are looking forward to seeing all of you at the 18th annual Just For Joey Golf Outing which will be held on Friday, June 25, 2021 at Heron Glen Golf Course in Ringoes, NJ.
We hope this letter finds you all healthy and safe during these unprecedented times.
The Just for Joey is on this year....although it may continue to look a bit different again this year.
To bring you up to date on the latest events in Joey's life, earlier this month Joey moved into a Midland group home after spending the past Covid altered year at home with his Mom and Dad. For someone who thrives on routine the changes have been hard on Joey, but he is managing well. His new residence is a 4 member/bedroom house versus the two-bedroom townhouse that was his former residence prior to the 13 months that he spent back home. The new residence gives Joey plenty of room to roam, as well as having additional staffing and supervision, which allows for far greater chances for activities and options for him. He is settling in well and enjoying his new "friends and family." Joey has also returned to his day program at Midland Explores which additionally brings a sense of normalcy to his day as it does for all of us.
If you cannot attend perhaps you will consider a small donation to The Midland Foundation. If not, we totally respect your decision and thank you for all your support always!
Tish & Tony Capawana and Tom Bohen
Please join us on Friday, June 25, 2021, at the Heron Glen Golf Course in Ringoes, NJ. The registration and format for play will be different this year. Details coming soon.
Midland's goal is to provide services and supports across the lifespan that help the people we serve reach their highest level of achievement and become contributing members of their communities. To meet this goal, Midland Adult Services (MAS) focuses on the transition from school to adult life by providing high quality residential living, community and life skills training, job training and placement, and day as well as social and recreational experiences to support and enrich the lives of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
All proceeds go to The Midland Foundation to help continue to provide specialized educational services and training for the students and clients. More importantly it will help Joey and other clients lead fulfilling and productive lives to the full extent of their abilities.