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Caring with Karaoke

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

SUCCESSFUL CARING WITH KARAOKE BENEFIT EVENT BY MRCC YOUNG PROFESSIONALS GROUP

IS MUSIC TO THE EARS OF CASA FOR CHILDREN OF MONMOUTH COUNTY

 

Drop the mic! Musical talent and charitable fundraising shared the spotlight at the 13th Annual Caring with Karaoke event recently hosted by the Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce (MRCC) Young Professionals Group. The entertaining event was held at the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ, attended by an enthusiastic crowd of contestants, fans, and MRCC members. Participants in the karaoke contest vied for prizes as they showcased their talent for celebrity judges Vito Cardinale, Albie Manzo, and Peter Swain. In addition to the spirited karaoke contest, the evening also included open karaoke, raffle baskets, a light buffet, and drinks.

 

Each year, the Caring with Karaoke event also lends support to a local charity. This year’s benefit raised funds for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children of Monmouth County, a network of 951 community-based programs that recruit, train, and support citizen volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities. The organization was presented with a donation check in November.

 

MRCC Young Professionals co-chair Kathrine Dwyer proudly stated, “At our November 5 MRCC networking breakfast meeting, together with my co-chair Jeremy Faberlle, MRCC President Tamer Gouda, and Executive Director Terese Rölke, I had the privilege of presenting CASA of Monmouth County with a donation of $6,500. Proceeds from the event will be used to expand CASA services to train at least 18-28 new volunteers who will serve at least 25-35 never-before-served children. The funds were donated by proceeds collected at our September 30 event at the Stone Pony. Thank you to our generous sponsors for donating, the community for supporting, and our members for attending this fabulous evening! Stay tuned for more events from the Young Professionals of Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce.”

 

The successful evening was made possible, in large part, through the support of Gold Sponsors New Jersey Natural Gas, Parents Never Give Up, Paul Mark Printing, The Stone Pony, and Kahwaty Joe DJ Entertainers; Ruby Sponsors Kathrine Dwyer and Allstate, Jersey Shore BlueClaws, BCB Bank, CentraState Healthcare System, Edelman Financial Engines, Investors Bank, John Calabrese – Ameriprise Financial, and Prendergast Landscape Contractors, Inc.; Emerald Sponsors Cg Tax, Audit, & Advisory, CMIT Solutions, iPlay America, Mazza Recycling, and Team Montani Crosscountry Mortgage; Food Sponsors McLoone’s Restaurants, Metropolitan Café, Tuscany, Bubbakoo’s Burritos, Kunya Siam Thai Restaurant, and Business Enhancement Services + Training.

 

About the Young Professionals Group of the Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce

The Young Professionals Group is a committee of the Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce comprised of dedicated, energetic, and involved individuals aged 40 and under who support the chamber and Monmouth County. In addition to hosting Caring with Karaoke to benefit local charities, the committee also plans chamber networking events and educational events for professional development and leadership.

The Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, volunteer organization whose mission is to promote business, enhance economic development, and serve as a catalyst for improving the overall quality of life in our communities. Its vision is to provide opportunities for business growth and prosperity, offer quality service to members, serve as a resource leader for business and the community, and represent the voice of business on a regional level. For more information about the Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce and upcoming events, visit www.monmouthregionalchamber.com.

 

PHOTO CAPTIONS:

  • MRCC Young Professionals Group Co-Chairs Kathrine Dwyer and Jeremy Faberlle
  • Jeremy Faberlle, Kathrine Dwyer, Tricia McLaughlin of CASA, MRCC President Tamer Gouda, Kevin Fenstermacher, and MRCC Executive Director Terese Rölke get ready to start the show at the 13th Annual Caring with Karaoke event.
  • Jeremy Faberlle, MRCC Executive Director Terese Rölke, Kathrine Dwyer, Tricia McLaughlin of CASA, and MRCC President Tamer Gouda with the $6,500 donation check for CASA of Monmouth County

 

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13th Annual Caring With Karaoke

Will be Held on September 30th, 2021

at the Legendary Stone Pony

Previously purchased tickets for Caring With Karaoke will still be valid and transferred over to 2021’s CWK as the event beneficiary will still be CASA for Children of Monmouth County. For questions on the status of a ticket purchase please contact the chamber offices at 732-462-3030 or by email at admin@monmouthregionalchamber.com.

Caring With Karaoke is an annual charity fundraising event hosted by the Young Professionals Group of Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce. Each year the YPG selects a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to partner with as its beneficiary of the proceeds of the event. This year’s beneficiary (now 2021), CASA for Children of Monmouth County will be the 13th organization to have been selected. The Young Professionals Group is a committee of the Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce comprised of dedicated, energetic, and involved individuals age 40 and under who support the chamber and Monmouth County. In addition to planning Caring With Karaoke the committee also plans chamber networking events as well as educational events for professional development and leadership.

CASA is central to fulfilling society’s most fundamental obligation by making sure a qualified, compassionate adult will fight for and protect a child’s right to be safe, to be treated with dignity and respect and learn to grow in the safe embrace of a loving family.

Every day in this country, 1,900 children become victims of abuse or neglect, and four of them will die. Every day. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children is a network of 951 community-based programs that recruit, train and support citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities. Volunteer advocates—empowered directly by the courts—offer judges the critical information they need to ensure that each child’s rights and needs are being attended to while in foster care.

The Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, volunteer organization whose mission is to promote business, enhance economic development, and serve as a catalyst for improving the overall quality of like in our communities. Our vision is to provide opportunities for business growth and prosperity, to offer quality service to members and to serve as a resource leader for business and the community. The Chamber represents the voice of business on a regional level. For more information about how to join the Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce or for a list of upcoming virtual events please visit monmouthregionalchamber.com.

 

***REGISTER HERE***                   ***CLICK FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES***

Proceeds from the event will be used to expand CASA services to train at least 18-28 new volunteers who will serve at least 25-35 never before served children.

This event is expected to draw over 300 supporters. Participating business will be featured on our event program, promotional materials, website and more. Please see link above for available sponsorships and gift basket donations.

The evening will include a karaoke contest with prizes, open karaoke, tricky tray items and more! Don't miss your chance to donate to a great cause and sing on the legendary stage at The Stone Pony!

Tickets are $25 in advance (see "Register Now" button above) and $30 at the door. Admission includes a light buffet and one drink ticket.

Sponsorship opportunities available! Please contact Kathleen Hoffmann at admin@monmouthregionalchamber.com.

Gift basket items needed! Please contact Kathleen at email address above.

For ticket information, contact Kathleen Hoffmann at 732-462-3030 or admin@monmouthregionalchamber.com

* Note: a portion of the ticket proceeds goes to the Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce. Sponsorships, net of any event costs, and all monies raised at the event go directly to the charity.