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24 Hour Golf-A-Thon

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - Friday, October 4, 2019

Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE) 2019 Philanthropist of the Year, Chuck Merritt, will be embarking on a unique journey to raise funds, as well as awareness, for FREE through a 24 hour golf simulator marathon at SIMPLAY Entertainment in Hauppauge. Using the SIMPLAY golf simulator, Mr. Merritt hopes to complete 50 rounds of golf and hit over 900 golf balls playing different virtual golf courses from all over the world! A reception will be held on Friday, October 4th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SIMPLAY to watch Chuck conclude this incredible challenge, and learn more about FREE, and the individuals they are proud to serve.  Performers from the FREE Players Ensemble will be at finale party to congratulate Chuck’s accomplishment and entertain the crowd.

There are several ways people can support Chuck in this endeavor.  Please visit https://give.classy.org/24HourGolf to support the event, and his efforts, any way you can.

Chuck will be awarded Philanthropist of the Year at the 42nd Annual Celebration of Life Gala, benefiting FREE, on Thursday, October 24th at the Heritage Club at Bethpage.


Thursday, October 3, 2019
Friday, October 4, 2019


180 Commerce Dr.
Hauppauge, NY 11788 United States
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