Coaches Care, Inc.
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Board Of Directors

Tony Cassano
Charles Decker
Bill DeNitzio
Keith Heckel
Chris Hubner
Tom Lanza
Rich Little
Tom McCreesh
Ted Tucker
Kurt Ullom

Save the Date:

16th Annual Golf Outing SATURDAY
JUNE 8th, 2019  
Heron Glen
Ringoes, NJ

Outing Event Schedule:

8:00 - 9:45 
Putting and
Chipping Contests

10:00 am
Shotgun Start
Dinner and Prize Awards immediately after

           COACHES CARE, INC.

Tax Exempt Status under section 501 (c) (3) of Internal Revenue Code
Coaches Offering Assistance for Children’s Health)

Mission Statement:
To raise funds for sick children with an emphasis on children with cancer.

On Satun     June 8, 2019 Heron Glen Golf Course

As the calendar turns to 2019 Coaches Care has much to be thankful for.  In 2000, in the boardroom of the South Plainfield Junior Baseball Club, we talked about giving back and how we could positively affect the sick children in our community.  We came up with acronym C.O.A.C.Hes Care, which stands for Coaches Offering Assistance for Children’s Health.  Under the leadership of Tony Cassano, we made plans for a 12 hour softball marathon on our little league field, playing against various town organizations.  We had the support of all the other youth organizations in town, along with the Police and Fire departments and the Mayor and council.  The monies raised in the early years helped establish The Children’s Fund at JFK Medical Center.  The fund ensured that each child that had a stay in the hospital would receive a gift helping ease their anxieties.  We donated children’s hospital beds in the shape of a race car and a doll along with laptop computers allowing the children a different form of entertainment.  From 2001-2003 we played the marathons and realized after multiple participants were injured, we had to transition to a safer venture if the charity were to continue.

In 2004 we partnered with the Heron Glen Golf Course in Ringoes, and scheduled our first golf outing.  We were overwhelmed by the support we received in that first year (we sold out), and realized that we may be onto something big.  For the past 15 years we have sold out the event and have had the great fortune to be affiliated with many great friends that have allowed us to make the lives of sick children better.  Ultimately we have partnered with JFK Medical Center and created a lasting footprint that will hopefully resonate for years.  We have opened up the COACHES CARE Pediatric Therapeutic  Learning Center and COACHES CARE Playground.  Each of those facilities was designed to treat children with brain tumors, in their diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.  Additionally, the multi dimensionality of the Center and Playground allow many other children the ability to aid in their treatments.  Currently we are working on donating funds to open up the Jacob McCreesh Pediatric Rehabilitation Center. The center which will work in connection with our learning center, will be named after Jake McCreesh, my 20 year old nephew who tragically passed away in 2017 at the age of 20. 

In our 18 years of existence, we have never made a dollar figure our lasting goal, but we are at a point where it is worth mentioning.  As a 100% volunteer organization, we have our challenges, but if we achieve next year, what we did this year, we will have raised over $1 million dollars.  To Thom Lanza, Tony Cassano, Kurt Ullom, Keith Heckel, Bill DeNitzio, Charlie Decker, Chris Hubner, Ted Tucker and Rich Little, none of this would have been possible without your vision and hard work.  Many charities have come and gone over the years but your dedication has enabled COACHES Care to become a staple in the local community.  It was Jackie Robinson who said, “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.”, and you all embody that to the fullest degree.  It is our hope in 2019 to say ‘Thanks a Million”.   Tom McCreesh     

We have a saying:
“Youth is our greatest asset”; and our goal is to protect that asset.

Common People Doing Uncommon Good