June 15, 2015
More than a dozen Volley For SERV Tennis Tournament committee members are planning the 25th annual event to raise funds for exceptional programs for special-needs consumers of SERV Behavioral Health System, Inc. This Silver Anniversary event will take place June 15, 2015 at Cherry Valley Country Club in Skillman.
To kick off this yearly fundraiser sponsored by The SERV Foundation, the committee has announced the two honorees who will be feted during the evening reception. Alice Hecht Giedekier of Wycoff, N.J., will receive the 4th Annual SERVice Award and Ted Golfinopoulos of Skillman, N.J., will receive the 5th annual Lou Natale Jr. Players Award.
The SERVice Award will be presented to Ms. Giedekier in appreciation for her 13 years of dedication and leadership as a board member at SERV. Ms. Giedekier, a First Vice President of Investments for Wells Fargo Advisors in Wayne, N.J., is a member of the Board of Directors of SERV Centers of New Jersey, for which she served as past chairperson. She also serves on the Board of Directors and the Finance Committee of SERV Behavioral Health System, Inc. In addition, she has led the popular "Money Matters" workshop multiple times at SERV's annual "Recovery NJ Conference" for consumers and their family members.
The Natale Award will be presented to Mr. Golfinopoulos, acknowledging himfor the many years he participated as a player at Volley For SERV and for his sponsorship of this event. An avid tennis player, Mr. Golfinopoulos has chaired the VFS Committee multiple times and through his real estate company, TG & Associates in Pennington, has been a sponsor, as well. He also serves as secretary of The SERV Foundation Board of Directors.
Volley For SERV is a daylong event featuring a six-division doubles tennis tournament followed by an evening reception with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, dinner, open bar, live entertainment, silent auction, Super 50/50 Cash Raffle drawing, player awards, door prizes, and recognition of the two honorees.
Net profits from Volley For SERV will benefit The SERV Foundation Scholarship Fund for SERV consumers who wish to further their education but have little means to do so, and the annual Recovery NJ Conference, a health-and-wellness educational gathering for SERV consumers with mental illness and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities.
Volley For SERV Committee members include board members Ted Golfinopoulos, Richard Anderson and Andre Caldini; Gwen Guidice, Sena Hill, Ann LoPrinzi, John Schragger, Beth Silverman-Bauman, Charles Villano Jr., Rick White and Marleen Young.
The cost for an individual VFS player is $195, which includes the tournament, courtside lunch, VFS tennis shirt, a commemorative team photo, giveaways, and the dinner reception. Reception-only tickets are $90 each.
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