First Annual Pillar Care Golf Outing Swings Big and Raises $500,000 for Residential Services

100 golfers covered the greens of Bayonne Country Club to compete in Pillar Care’s First Annual Swings to Independence Golf Outing. The event raised $500,000 to support the renovations of Pillar Care group homes. Pillar Care operates 17 group homes throughout New Jersey, assisting individuals with disabilities to live more independently. The renovations will vastly improve the quality of life of residents in Pillar Care homes.

Lead by Michael Petillo of Petillo Companies, the event co-hosts were Phil Monaco of Peerless Concrete Products Co., Jeff Milanaik of Bridge Industrial, Bob Murray of Alston Construction, and Clark Machemer of Crow Holdings. The hosts worked tirelessly to put this outing together and raise funds to support Pillar Care’s Residential Services.

(Left to Right) Phil Monaco, Mike Petillo, Clark Machemer, Jeff Milanaik, and Bob Murray present the event check at the Swings to Independence Celebration
(Left to Right) Phil Monaco, Mike Petillo, Clark Machemer, Jeff Milanaik, and Bob Murray

Thank you to the Swings to Independence sponsors Petillo Companies, Peerless Concrete Products Co., the Milanaik Family, Capitol Supply Construction Inc., Top Line Construction, and RC Andersen. Thank you as well to all the golfers that donated and competed in the event.

Congratulations to David Bernat & Daniel Dinelli of Cambridge Wines and Matthew Turse & Timothy Cadigan of Avison Young for clearing the field by 3 strokes and winning with a score of 57! Congratulations to Closest to Pin winners Kristine Monaco & Dave Busick and to Longest Drive winners Kim Terhune & Justin Arce!

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Golfers chip to the green at Bayonne Country Club

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