Participants in the fifth annual “Hurley in the Morning” Golf Open will tee off Friday at Mays Landing Golf and Country Club.
Last year’s event raised about $80,000 for 66 local nonprofits, WOND-AM 1400 radio host Harry Hurley said.
“We have had a lot of great support from the community,” he said.
The bulk of the money raised will go to the Shore Medical Center Health Foundation, the Ensign John R. Elliott Hero Campaign for Designated Drivers, the Gold Foundation and Atlantic Prevention Resources. The remainder will be divided among other local charities.
About 130 golfers will be competing, but Hurley said he will not be one of them.
“I’ve always been broadcasting during the time,” he said. “And I just want to go on the record as saying it’s ironic that the game of golf would be the central nervous system of my own charity because no one wants to see my golf game.”
Hurley will broadcast live from the golf course from 7 to 10 a.m. on ESPN-AM 1450. Longport Media’s WOND-AM 1400 was unable to broadcast the event during those hours, Hurley said. He said the company has been very supportive of the charity.
“We just believe that a strong component of our charity is being able to thank all the incredible contributors,” he said. “This is our way to publicly thank them over the airwaves.”
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