ST JAMES’S GATE
GOLF CLASSIC 2023
In benefit of The McNany Foundation & The Brendan Tevlin Foundation
July 24th 2023
Includes golf for four people, printed advertising on one of the holes. Mentioned as event sponsor on all media communications. goodie bag for all golfers. Brunch and dinner for all golfers and refreshments at the half
way house and club house
Includes golf for four people, goodie bag, brunch and dinner reception. Refreshments at half house and club house. Giveaways and competitions throughout the day
Includes printed advertising on one of the holes or greens, mentioned as event sponsor on all media communications and 100% of sponsorship goes
*To sign up, please pay by check at the bar
The McNany Charitable Foundation
The McNany Charitable Foundation was created in 2015 to give back to the communities that helped our family in our times of need. We hope that by providing scholarships, giving charitable donations, and other projects that we might repay those that had helped us.
One of the McNany Charitable Foundation’s goal is to provide scholarship awards to graduating high school seniors in various local communities having academic excellence, financial need, involvement in sports and active community service.
In the spring of 2015 after the passing of our brother, Brian, the surviving siblings, Ed, Rita and Mike, decided to form a foundation not only to honor our brother, but to also keep the memories of our older brother, Paul, and our mom, Ann Marie (Mickey) McNany, alive. We lost Paul to Muscular Dystrophy in 1976 at 20 yrs old and mom passed in 1998. Being raised by a single mother that worked overnights in the ER as a nurse was not an easy road. But with the help of the local parish and first responders, we persevered. The local fire department came to the house daily to assist Paul, who was in a wheelchair, out of the home and into the bus to get to school. They returned in the afternoon to help him back off the bus and into the house. This act of kindness was not overlooked and greatly appreciated. With the hustle and bustle of raising the five children on her own, mom still found time to give back by volunteering with the Springfield First Aid Squad. A lesson that we learned a great deal from! Sports was a constant in Brian’s world. Not only was he the Director of Recreation for several towns, he found time to coach and officiate in his spare time. Once again, an example of giving back to the community which we learned from mom’s example. With Brian’s passing, we agreed that it was our turn to “Give Back.” The formation of our foundation began. With our motto of: “Help Us – Help Others”, we have been able to assist high school seniors who have financial need with scholarships, given back to first responders for needed equipment and supplies and also helped those that have experienced sudden traumatic unforeseen circumstances. These acts of charitable good will can only be done with the help of our supporters. Along with our fundraising efforts and their generosity, these efforts could not happen to “Help Us – Help Others.” The last 8 years have been greatly satisfying with the work we have done so far. As long as we can continue to help those in need by helping further an education or help them get back on their feet, the McNany Charitable Foundation, Inc. will carry on proudly.
The Brendan Tevlin Foundation
Brendan Patrick Tevlin was a great young man who meant so much to his friends, family and community. Brendan, a Livingston resident and graduate of Seton Hall Prep in 2013, was recognized for his service toward others and his volunteer efforts. A proud Irishman, Brendan was a bagpiper with the Essex County Shillelagh Pipes and Drums band, and he enjoyed summers with family and friends in Lavallette.
Our origins began in the summer of 2014 after Brendan Tevlin’s passing, when Rich Shahpazian and Dave King met at Broadway Diner in Summit, NJ with some ideas and a notebook. They wanted to fulfill the idea Brendan had that summer to organize a pickup lacrosse game for his friends. Brendan believed in the comradery and the strong bond amongst the lacrosse community to bring his friends together after their first year away at college. As the planning followed over the next few weeks to make his vision come true, many of us were in awe of all of the different communities that Brendan had impacted. It was truly amazing to see various groups of people reach out from the Irish community, the lacrosse community, Seton Hall Prep, University of Richmond, the people of Livingston and Essex County, and countless others.
With everyone’s help, we were able to work together and form the first Brendan Tevlin Lacrosse Festival in less than a month. As a result, roughly 100 players spanning all age groups and hundreds of spectators were in attendance to support the Tevlin and McNulty families. Over the next few years, through the growth of the Festival and continuous support from the community, Seton Hall Prep proudly informed us they had raised enough money to build the Brendan Patrick Tevlin ‘13 Memorial Field. In October, 2017, the Good Vibes & Easy Living non-profit Foundation was formed, with Board members Michael Condon, Rich Shahpazian, Kathleen Magnier, Kenny McNulty, Dave King, and Debbie Shahpazian committed to carrying out Brendan’s passion for service. The Brendan Tevlin Lacrosse Festival is viewed by many coaches, players and spectators as one of the most unique events in the lacrosse community. Our goal has been to hold a family-friendly event, that is affordable for everyone to enjoy a day full of good vibes and lacrosse, just as Brendan would have wanted.
This year the St James’s Gate Golf Classic hopes to raise money for these two great charities on July 24th 2023 at Maplewood Country Club. Donations and your support are greatly appreciated. Thank you.