Playing Games For A Higher Purpose

The number 18 means “life.” And, the 18th Annual Sabes JCC’s Golf and Games Event will take place on Monday, August 6 at Oak Ridge Country Club – an event that brings the community together to benefit the lives of our community’s children.

Over 400 people will participate in Golf and Games, enjoying a great day all to benefit children and families.  Though “Cards in the Clubhouse” is already sold out, registration is still open for the Golf Tournament and for the Community Dinner that culminates the day, honoring the Heilicher Family.

For golfers under the age of 30, you are in luck! Eight half-price golf registration spots have been reserved for the first two “30 and under” foursomes to sign up. If interested, email [email protected].

The funds raised at this event make it possible for the JCC to provide over $200,000 in scholarships each year so that no one is ever turned away from the Early Childhood Center, summer camp or other JCC programs due to financial circumstances. Since 1969, the JCC Scholarship Fund has provided over 10,000 scholarships. The JCC is often their first place that children create Jewish community memories and is a stepping-stone to forging other powerful Jewish connections throughout their lives. The JCC’s scholarship support ensures that everyone can access these impactful experiences – celebrating Shabbat in preschool, singing Hatikvah at Camp Olami, being a cast member of the JCC’s Youth Performance Program, being a member of a youth basketball team, participating as an athlete or artist in the national Maccabi Games, or working with other teens on Tikkun Olam projects through BBYO. Because these experiences help build strong community connections, the funds raised at this annual event are vital.

And this year, the event also provides an opportunity to thank the Heilicher family for five generations of community leadership.

Beginning in 1912, when the family patriarch, Menachem Heilicher began teaching at the Talmud Torah, their dedication and involvements have positively impacted tens of thousands of people’s lives and strengthened the fabric of our community through their individual and collective good works and Tzedakah. In fact, their leadership has impacted 18 of our local Jewish organizations, strengthened our partnership programs with Israel, and benefited many general community causes. There is hardly a person in our local community who has not been touched by their generosity and impact.

All are welcome to attend the community dinner, at which there will also be a presentation to two additional exemplary volunteers:  Micki Naiman and Erv Grossman.

To register for golf or dinner or to make a donation to the JCC’s Scholarship Fund go to