At the Fourth Annual Beefsteak, 250 people, including CHCC supporters, friends, vendors, board members, and staff gathered to enjoy food and fellowship, helping to raise nearly $38,000. Proceeds from the fundraising event will support the Center’s 2016 Annual Fund which will be used to make renovations in The Longview Assisted Living Residence. View photos from the event!
The football-themed evening featured special guest speaker Drew Gibbs, Head Football Coach for Ramapo High School who most recently led the team to the 2015 state championship title. His message about “Football, Teamwork, and Family” and its correlation to CHCC’s mission were very inspirational.
“Whether on or off the field, Coach Gibbs reminded us about how important great teamwork is to the success of any endeavor,” said Douglas A. Struyk, CPA, LNHA, CHCC President and CEO. “His passion for excellence in his players, particularly their ability to develop as leaders, was inspiring to hear and apply to our roles here at CHCC, in our families, and in our community.”
Previous guest speakers have included George McGovern, Chapel Coordinator for the NY Giants and NY Yankees; Kevin Boothe, NY Giants starting guard; Gian Paul Gonzalez, a New Jersey high school teacher, former Montclair State University All-American basketball player, and founder of the Christian basketball organization 4-One; and Ret. Lt. Col. Nathan Sassaman, West Point graduate, former star quarterback who carried Army to its first bowl victory, and courageous warrior who earned a Bronze Star for valor.