Sixth Annual Bridgeway Golf Classic A Success

ELIZABETH — Bridgeway’s sixth annual golf classic, held June 8 at Shackamaxon Golf and Country Club, was a huge success netting close to $29,000 for Bridgeway services, Adrienne Soricelli Vogel, president of Bridgeway’s Board of Trustees announced.

“Knowing that today’s economy was not working in our favor, we are delighted with our success,” Vogel said, “The income will help many individuals who are struggling to attain self-sufficiency and independence.  It will assist them return to work and school and to live successfully in the community.”

This year’s Titanium Sponsor was Rapps Pharmacy of Plainfield, Presenting Sponsor was Egan Amato and O’Connor of Manasquan, and Corporate Gold Sponsor was Wachovia Bank.

Former NJ Congressman Bob Franks, now president of the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey, served as the honorary chairperson of the classic. Peter Pogany, president, Rapps Pharmacy, Plainfield, served as chairperson of the golf classic planning committee whose other members included Adrienne Vogel, Atlantic Health System, Morristown; Steven Hambro, Hambro & Mitchell, Dayton; former state Sen. C. Louis Bassano, Union; Emil Vogel, president, Tarnow Associates, Westfield; Sal Crisitello, retired, NJ Department of Transportation, Kenilworth; Danielle Menture, vice president, Schering-Plough, Summit; Patrick Scanlon, vice president, Union Center National Bank, Union; Mark Rellinger, vice president, Columbia Bank, Edison; Mary Burgwinkle, Plainfield; and Cory Storch, executive director, Bridgeway, Elizabeth.

Bridgeway is a rehabilitation service agency providing assistance for close to 40 years to residents of Central New Jersey who experience mental illness to live more independently and successfully in the community.  Bridgeway programs provide skill development and support services to assist people in their journey towards mental health recovery, wellness, self-sufficiency and quality of life.  The best practices model helps service recipients to create individualized recovery plans, with goals such as living independently, reduction of hospitalization rate, returning to work, and assuming other valued roles in the community.  Bridgeway also provides technical assistance and training to other mental health providers.

Information about Bridgeway and its services is found at

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