The 3rd annual Beach Bump 38, a beach volleyball tournament sponsored by Atlantic City Electric and hosted by Trump Plaza on September 8, raised over $50,000 to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey.
Twenty-two recreational and competitive teams participated. The first place recreational team was Cape Banksters, a team of Cape Bank employees from Atlantic and Cape May counties. First in the competitive division was Team Lacey, from Ocean County. The Atlantic City Electric Bucketheads I raised the most money - more than $2,500.
Family Promise building
Family Promise of Cape May County has purchased a building at the corner of Town Bank and Bayshore roads in North Cape May, for its day center for homeless families, said Executive Director Laurie johnson.
The nonprofit has a 3.5 percent USDA rural development mortgage on the $250,000 building, she said. The group will now renovate it, with some of the money coming from funds raised at a Masquerade Ball 6 p.m.
Oct. 4 at the Windrift in Avalon. Philadelphia broadcaster Don Tollefson will host the event.
Family Promise uses churches to house homeless families for one week at a time. Homeless families spend their days at the center, where adults look for jobs, shower, care for preschool children, and look for permanent housing. Call 609-846-7862.
Mini golf tournament
More than $25,000 was raised for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties during the New Vistas Corporation's Tenth Annual Mini Golf Tournament & Scavenger Hunt, Sept. 16 at Castaway Cove Seaport Village Golf on the Ocean City Boardwalk, a New Vistas spokesperson said.
BBBS will hold a one-hour introductory session for anyone interested in volunteering, 4:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at 450 Tilton Road, Suite 105, Northfield. Call 609-573-5029.
Ocean City Boardwalk merchants, led by Jeff Sherman and Nina Camburn-Brown of Henry's Jewelers, donated $1,800 to the nonprofit Clean Ocean Action on Sept. 14, from sales of Henry's "Best of the Boardwalk" bead. Clean Ocean Action is a nonprofit working to protect waterways.
Volunteers in Medicine of Cape May County recently received a $7,000 grant from the TD Charitable Foundation, said Jacqueline Meiluta, VIM Executive Director.
In its 10 years, VIM's volunteer doctors and staff have provided basic medical care to 3,600 uninsured patients in Cape May County. Call 609-463-2846, or visit vimcmc.org/.