Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parade Returns “Sunday March 13, 2022
Golf and pickleball tournaments kick off Iconic Ireland-themed fundraisers for the parade
Rumson, NJ – Since 2013, Rumson’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade has celebrated the region’s Irish heritage with a host of community activities that also raise awareness and fundraise for local nonprofits. To kick off the organization’s fundraising season and the 2022 parade, slated for Sunday March 13, 2022, the Rumson’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee hosted their annual Erin Open Golf Outing and Pickleball tournament at Rumson Country Club Friday, September 10, 2021 The sold-out tournaments included an outdoor buffet lunch on the club terrace, and the Parade Council announced its 2022 beneficiary, Shore House, a unique recovery program offering social, educational and meaningful jobs to restore hope, independence and self-esteem for people living with mental illness.
“The past 18 months of a health pandemic have focused our efforts on supporting groups that help us all build resilience and overcome life’s challenges. Mental health issues can affect anyone and Supporting Shore House offers our family, friends and neighbors in Monmouth County the help they need to be successful. notes Jamie McManus, board member for the Rumson’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Helping residents of Monmouth improve their mental well-being
Shore House, the first of its kind in New Jersey, follows an evidence-based success model established by 300 clubs that includes free membership with no time limits, activities to support friendship and reduce isolation, connections and support to find work, and help to resume and / or complete their studies.
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“On behalf of our Board of Directors, staff and members of Shore House, we are grateful for the hard work of this incredible group of friends and neighbors, and we appreciate your mission to support local organizations. I can assure you that Shore House is one of those exceptional nonprofits, and we are doing important work to address the mental health crisis in our communities. At least 1 in 5 people have a mental illness, or more than 126,000 people in Monmouth County alone. The Shore House model is work for our members, and your support is more than ever appreciated as we continue to ‘make waves for mental wellness’ in Monmouth County and beyond, ”said Peder Hagberg, Chairman of the Board of administration of Shore House.
Competitive fun Mark Erin Open and pickleball tournaments
Thirty-three quartets played the course, while more than 30 people played pickleball, followed by a live auction and a barbecue lunch on the patio. Funds raised through the Erin Open, other Celtic-focused events, corporate sponsorships, individual donations and the annual parade advertising newspaper collectively benefit the designated charity, Shore House and the cost of the parade. The committee also provided a grant to the Rumson Education Foundation’s fundraising efforts for the new outdoor classroom at Forrestdale School, as well as donations to the Rumson Fire, First Aid and Police Departments. The committee continues to plan for the March 2022 parade with the continued support of presenting sponsor OceanFirst Bank, and will announce a Grand Marshal later this year. All event information and parade details will be posted on Rumson’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade website and social media pages (@ Rumsonst.pats).
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About Shore House, Making Waves for Mental Wellness
With more than one in five Americans struggling with mental illness, Shore House is a community-based psychosocial rehabilitation and non-residential recovery program that empowers and restores hope, independence and self-esteem for people living with with mental illness. Having met the strict criteria set by our governing body, Clubhouse International, Shore House, based in Long Branch, is the first and only accredited Clubhouse in New Jersey. The Clubhouse model is listed in the National Register of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration as an effective support modality. This model has been implemented in 34 countries around the world, with 330 Clubhouses serving over 100,000 members. We currently have 145 members at Shore House, which is growing steadily. Membership is free, voluntary and has no time limit.
About Rumson’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Rumson’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade (@ Rumsonst.pats) celebrates Irish heritage and offers charitable donations to local organizations that improve our community. To date, the parade has provided over $ 150,000 in support of over 22 local organizations who also strongly believe in the spirit of giving. Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, individual donors, corporate sponsors, participants and volunteers, the Rumson’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a community event that will continue to give back for decades to come.