LAKEWOOD — On Monday, March 19, a group of residents from Harrogate, a Life Care Continuing Care Retirement Community in Ocean County, known as the “Harrogate Hotshots,” showcased their knowledge during the community’s Jeopardy-themed fundraising event to win the $500 grand prize. The senior citizens competed against high school seniors from Brick Memorial High School, Brick Township High School and Toms River North High School to raise money for scholarships.
“It is great to see a community come together to support and interact with one another for such a great cause,” states Don Johansen, Executive Director at Harrogate. “As strong supporters of continued education, we feel that it is important for students to be given the opportunity to pursue their dreams, and we hope that the funds generated from the event will help many achieve their goals.”
Approximately 120 Ocean County residents attended the Harrogate Jeopardy Fundraiser. The event generated over $570, which was equally divided among the participating teams.
John Artale, Joan Suter, Helen Clayton, Millie Balint, Evelyn Waller and Sal Paolella of the “Harrogate Hotshots” made up the winning team. The money that the team received will be given to the Harrogate Employee Scholarship Fund. The scholarship fund awards all eligible employees scholarships three times per year to continue their education either academically or professionally.
Attendees also enjoyed refreshments of an assortment of Italian pastries, cookies, brownies, punch and soft drinks, which was prepared by Harrogate’s Dining Services.
Shawn Michaels and Sue Moll of WOBM-FM “Ocean County’s Breakfast Show” participated as the Masters of Ceremonies, and shared the role of Alex Trebek. Lawrence Krompier of the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce also participated as a judge and maintained the score.
Toms River North High School Seniors contemplate their answer during the FINAL round of the Harrogate Jeopardy Fundraising event on Monday, March 19. (Photos courtesy of Harrowgate)
On Monday, March 19, 2012, the “Harrogate Hotshots” competed against local high school seniors to win Harrogate’s Jeopardy Scholarship Fundraiser, and received the $500 Grand Prize, which will go to the community’s employee scholarship fund.
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