Assemblyman Craig J. Coughlin in partnership with the Middlesex Water Company, Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation and Woodbridge Metro Chamber of Commerce held the 8th Annual “Bowl for Hunger” last night, Thursday, July 27, 2017, at Majestic Lanes of Hopelawn. Since the event’s inception in 2010, more than $155,000 has been raised to feed the hungry. This year’s event once again featured a double session, 5:30 to 7:30 PM and 8:00 to 10:00 PM, where approximately 550 bowlers took part on 80 bowling lanes. Assemblyman Coughlin, Michael D’Agnes, President and CEO of Raritan Bay Medical Center, Dennis Doll, President and CEO of the Middlesex Water Company and Karen Barnes, President of the Woodbridge Metro Chamber of Commerce thanked event participants and sponsors for supporting the fun event and the area’s thirty two (32) food banks who help nourish the underserved. While all pledges and donations are still forthcoming, the 8th Bowl for Hunger has raised approximately $31,000.00. Interested community members or businesses still wishing to make a donation to the “Bowl for Hunger” should contact the Woodbridge Metro Chamber of Commerce at 732-636-4040. The grand total will be released in the coming weeks.
In total, 74 corporate, community and individual sponsors donated at least $100.00 to support the cause. Of the 74 sponsors, 29 individuals and organizations donated at the $500 level—Allegiance, Amerigroup, Bank of Woodbridge, BAYSHORE Recycling, Carpenter Contractor Trust, CME Associates, Elizabethtown Gas, Foundation Title, GEICO, GERDAU, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, James P. Nolan & Associates, JFK Medical Center, JJ Elek Realty Co., Metro Park A.G. Church, New Jersey Credit Union League, New Jersey Hospital Association, New Jersey Bankers Association, NJM Insurance Group, New Jersey Shares, Realty Advisory Group, Reliance Insurance Group, Middlesex County Surrogate Kevin J. Hoagland, Verizon, Wakefern Food Corp. and WellCare.
Assemblyman Coughlin, Presidents Barnes, D’Agnes and Doll thanked the combined 74 corporate and individual sponsors, including 45 sponsors who donated $100 or more: Almasi Companies, American Irish Association of Woodbridge, Berkeley College, Columbia Bank—Woodbridge, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr., Cultural Arts Commission of Woodbridge, D.B. Kelly Div. #1 of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Daniel Harris, First Presbyterian Church of South Amboy, Garden State Dispensary, Hatch Mott MacDonald LLC, Insurance Council of NJ, Investors Bank, James P. Durek, Esq., Katz Government Affairs, Kaufman Zita Group, Knot Just Bagels, Larry & Peggy Mayerowitz, MCDO LBGTQ Caucus, Metuchen Democratic Organization, Michael V. Testa, Architect, Michelson Family Foundation, Middlesex County Young Democrats, MMC Contractors, Middlesex & Somerset County AFL-CIO Labor Council, Middlesex County Building & Construction Trades Council, Middlesex County Democratic Organization, Middlesex County Federation of Democratic Women, Middlesex County Freeholder Charles Tomaro, Middlesex County Freeholder Leslie Koppel, Middlesex County Freeholder Shanti Narra, Middlesex County Surrogate Kevin Hoagland, Middlesex County Young Democrats, New Jersey Food Council, Our Lady of Fatima, Penna Consulting, Princeton Public Affairs Group, Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LPP, Senator Joseph Vitale, Shell Oil, The Club at Woodbridge, Trinity Episcopal Church of Woodbridge and Woodbridge Center LLC.