Simple Pleasures for a Great Cause

Elizabeth, NJ Police Director Earl J. Graves and City Council President Pat Perkins-August; Kean University President Lamont Repollet, Ed.D; and Councilman at-Large Manny Grova, Jr., City of Elizabeth, NJ.

The COVID-19 recovery began a little more than a year after the near complete shutdown of the entire country. In April 2021, small, careful bursts of normal interactions began happening. One of those took place on Thursday, April 29 at the Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth, NJ, where Elizabeth, NJ Council President Patricia Perkins-Auguste hosted her 8th Annual Golf Classic. The event took place on a beautiful, spring day perfect for connecting and golfing.

Supporters included former NJ State Senator Ray Lesniak; Assemblyman Jamel Holley; Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage; Elizabeth Councilman Manny Grova Jr; Jiles Ship, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement; Ken University Pre4sident Lamont Repollet; Bill Jones, Elizabeth Housing Authority; Errol Blake; CPA Walter Frye; Santiago Perez, GOYA Foods; Director Pat Byrnes, Elizabeth Fire Department; Elizabeth Police Director Earl Graves; and members of the EMT.