PIANJ Golf Classic, PIANJ Women’s Leadership Alliance raises $93,000 for SONJ

October 20, 2023

PIANJ held its 40th Annual Golf Classic Oct. 2, 2023, to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey, at TPC Jasna Polana, in Princeton, N.J.

The PIANJ Golf Classic—in partnership with the PIANJ Women’s Leadership Alliance—was proud to present Special Olympics New Jersey with a donation check of over $93,000, which will support thousands of Special Olympic athletes in New Jersey. To date, the PIANJ Golf Classic, in conjunction with the NJYIP Fun Run, has raised more than $5 million for SONJ.

More than 120 golfers participated in this year’s event, which in addition to a round of golf included contests and a meet-and-greet with Special Olympics USA Games Champion, Ben Miller.

See photos from the event.

At the event, the PIANJ Women’s Leadership Alliance also supported Special Olympics New Jersey by raising over $4,000, which contributed to the total funds donated. Attendees took a tour of the neo-classical villa and grounds, and they had a chance to network with fellow industry colleagues at the awards dinner.

A special thank you to all the golfers and volunteers who help make this event a success! Plans are underway for next year’s event. Watch your PIANJ publications for details.

The winners circle

1st place: Kelly Sims, Edward Black, Phil Vilkri and Tim Latimer

2nd place: Ben Hoover, Todd Fought, Nick Steffey and Bill McMahon

3rd place: Michael Funk, Mark DiGiovanni, Kevin Faley and James Pannone

Longest Drive: Erika Muller and Ben Hoover

Closest to the Pin: Sandie Pardey and Ben Hoover

Putting Contest: Dan Wyrsch


It is the generous financial support of our sponsors—many of whom have been supporters of this event year after year—that help make the Golf Classic a success. We would like to thank you all.

Presenting sponsor: NJM Insurance 

Par sponsor: Chubb

Reception sponsor: FMI

Event sponsors:

BBSIKatz Government Affairs LLCProgressive Insurance
Cumberland MutualLiberty Mutual Insurance/SafecoQuaker Special Risk
Farmers of FlemingtonMcGowan RiskSelective Insurance
Hartford Steam BoilerMuller InsuranceThe Service Insurance Co.
Imperial Premium Finance SpecialistsNJM InsuranceShore One Insurance
Iroquois GroupPlymouth Rock AssuranceUnited Fire Group
Jencap GroupPreferred Mutual Insurance 
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Jaye Czupryna is publications manager for PIA Northeast and editor-in-chief of PIA Magazine. She started her career in public relations, and she has been with PIA for more than 20 years. She has overseen PIA Northeast’s various publications, including the award-winning magazine since 2009. Jaye graduated cum laude from Siena College where she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Communications.

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