Big Teplitzky Challenge

Big Teplitzky Challenge returns to The Chelsea Hotel 1 p.m. Saturday, May 10.

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HERO Campaign Golf Tournament

The HERO Campaign, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the use of safe and sober designated drivers, will hold its 14th Annual “Be a HERO” golf tournament and dinner auction on Wednesday, May 14, at the Sand Barrens Golf Club in Swainton.

Funds raised from the event will benefit the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers, a program of the John R. Elliott Foundation. In its first 13 years, the tournament has raised more than $500,000 to promote the importance of sober designated drivers. The tournament begins at 11:30 a.m. Golfers will enjoy a BBQ lunch, a full buffet dinner and have an opportunity to bid on auction items. Prizes will be awarded to the top three winning foursomes and to the “high achievers” (the losing foursome due to the highest scores). Golfers can win cars as hole-in-one prizes and awards for closest to pin, longest drive, etc.

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The Sand Barrens Golf Club is located at in 1765 U.S. Route 9 in Swainton. Golfers and non-golfers can register for the tournament, silent auction and dinner at Call 609-626-3880.

Bram Taylor in Galloway Twp.

International folk singer Bram Taylor will come to Peace Lutheran Church in Galloway Township for a concert 7 p.m. Saturday, May 10. Peace Lutheran Church is located at Great Creek and Pitney roads in Galloway Township. Tickets are $10 for adults. Children under age 12 are free. Call 609-748-1777.

Rock Fest in O.C.

To promote the release of their first full-length album, Green Language will be hosting a Rock Fest at the Ocean City Music Pier 6 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, May 9.

The band’s album “Of the Birds” will feature all new tracks and be sold in the form of download cards and limited-issue CDs. The concert will feature The Rivals from Philadelphia, Hounds Basket and Bad Look from New York City, The Outlips and Almost Heroes from Ocean City, plus Green Language will perform their new album in its entirety to close the show. Artwork will also be on display, along with installation pieces from artists such as Anna Vosberg, Aaron Jamison and Ivy Chaya Wilson, and others.

Admission is $10 at the door. Light refreshments will be available. Go to or call 347-813-5090.

Chelsea’s Big Teplitzky Challenge

The Chelsea Hotel in Atlantic City will once again host the 4th Annual Big Teplitzky Challenge — pitting the Atlantic City Police Department against the Atlantic City Fire Department — 1 p.m. Saturday, May 10.

The ACFD will face off against the ACPD, competing to be the first to clear their plates of the mega 4-pound Big Teplitzky breakfast. The colossal course consists of pancakes, stuffed french toast, eggs, bacon, turkey sausage, pork roll, hash browns, grilled tomato, toast, and a bagel, along with orange juice and coffee to wash it all down.

All funds from tickets, donations and sponsorships benefits The Andrew Fisher Memorial Scholarship, the Atlantic City Boys & Girls Club Champions of Youth Program and The Atlantic County Women’s Center.

Individuals or businesses interested in becoming sponsors of The Big Teplitzky Challenge should contact the Atlantic City Firemen’s Federal Credit Union at 609-272-1000. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $10 each through the ACPD (call Jane Tayoun at 609-271-2500 or or through the ACFD (call Christine Parker at 609-576-4084 or or purchased at the door. For more information on the Chelsea Hotel, 800-548-5030 or go to

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