GiGi’s Hillsborough Playhouse hosted its first charity golf outing, Golf “Fore” GiGi’s, on September 21 at Rutgers University Golf Course.

Over 100 golfers and 40 sponsors and donors came together to support the organization.

Their participation and sponsorship will help fund vital programs – including speech therapy, literacy and math tutoring, and life skills training – that contribute to the success of children and adults with Down’s Syndrome, according to information provided by the ‘organization.

With the fundraising goal set at $ 25,000, the GiGi announced that $ 40,000 has been raised to fund their free programs.

“We are overwhelmed by the success of the event and are grateful for the generosity of the golfers, sponsors and donors of the event,” said Board Chair Mary Perez in the statement. “The generosity and assistance of the staff at the Rutgers University Golf Course made it easier to return next year for our second golf outing, which will take place on September 21, 2022.”

Event attendees had the opportunity to interact with some of the program attendees in attendance and learn more about GiGi’s Hillsborough Playhouse from Founding President Erin Morris.

She explained the importance of holding the event on the 21st day of the month, as Down syndrome is when a person is born with a third copy of the 21st chromosome.