July 13, 2020 – CAPTAIN Community Human Services (CHS) is humbled to announce a Matching Gift Fundraiser offered by Jaeger and Flynn Associates (JFA) in support of CAPTAIN CHS’s Street Outreach for Homeless Youth and Safe Harbour Anti-Human Trafficking programs. The campaign is being launched in lieu of JFA’s annual Grip It ‘N Rip It Golf Tournament.
“This is the definition of community,” said Sue Catroppa, CAPTAIN CHS Executive Director. “Jaeger and Flynn are showing what we mean when we say we’re Saratoga Strong by following through even when the current crisis has forced the cancelation of the tournament.”
The 17th Annual Grip It ‘N Rip It Golf Tournament was originally rescheduled for August 21st, but, citing the current social distancing recommendations and concerns for the health and safety of participants, JFA chose to cancel this year’s event.
“We look forward to this tournament every year,” said Tom Flynn, co-owner of Jaeger and Flynn Associates. “It was a difficult and disappointing decision, but we knew our first and foremost priority must be for the health and safety of our golfers, supporters, staff and volunteers.”
The annual charity tournament is the area’s most anticipated golf outing of the year, raising over $20,000 annually for local nonprofits and bringing together nearly 150 golfers for a day of sport, fun, good food and good company. Held yearly at Hiland Country Club in Queensbury, the event boasts major sponsorship from the area’s top insurance companies.
“In canceling this event, we knew it meant a financial blow to CAPTAIN CHS and especially the services for homeless kids in Saratoga County, which CAPTAIN has been supporting through individual and business donations alone when the Federal government failed to fund any New York State programs in 2019,” continued Flynn. “Together with my partner Kurt Jaeger, Jaeger and Flynn Associates has put together matching funds for the first $10,000 of this fundraising campaign.”
Current sponsors of the now-canceled event will have the opportunity to apply their funds to this campaign and continue to reap the benefits of sponsored, now modified. 100% of sponsorships now go directly to services without the expense of the tournament.
“These funds will allow the over 2,000 homeless or at-risk youth in Saratoga County access to our services, including basic needs items, emergency shelter, and case management to prevent and end the cycle of homelessness,” continued Catroppa. “Without Jaeger and Flynn and the many businesses and individuals that support this event, and now this campaign, more kids would become victims of human trafficking – something that happens all too often right here in Saratoga County.”
According to research from Voices of Youth Count: Understanding and ending youth homelessness, a project of Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, economic changes like we’re seeing today have a profoundly destabilizing effect on disadvantaged families, and can accelerate a youth’s trajectory into homelessness.
“We know that teens are approached by traffickers or drug dealers within 48 hours of homelessness,” said Catroppa. “That’s why you see our mobile team out on the streets and answering the call 24/7.”
Businesses or individuals that wish to contribute to the campaign can do so by visiting www.captaincares.org/jfagolf, or by sending a check to CAPTAIN CHS, 543 Saratoga Road, Glenville, NY 12302. All donations remain right here, in Saratoga County.
Jaeger and Flynn, headquartered in Clifton Park, NY with offices in Saratoga Springs and Glens Falls, NY, provides a full spectrum of products and services including group benefits, human resources consulting, health and wellness program support, property and casualty insurance, and benefits administration services. In addition to helping their clients find innovative approaches to benefits cost control and cost reduction, they also specialize in employee communication, education, and engagement with their online benefits administration and payroll integration systems options, customized videos, and online or in-person employee meetings and webinars. For more information, visit www.jaegerflynn.com or call 518-373-0069.
Kurt Jaeger, EVP & Chief Marketing Officer | 518.373.0069 x140 | firstname.lastname@example.org
CAPTAIN Community Human Services supports and empowers people of all ages to reach their goals of personal growth and self-sufficiency. Formed as grassroots organizations, CAPTAIN CHS has developed into a highly recognized and highly respected volunteer-driven organization, serving the principal social, educational and prevention needs in the areas of hunger, homelessness, economic insecurity, empowerment, and community for people of all ages in Saratoga County and beyond. For more information, visit www.captaincares.org or call 518-399-4624.
Michelle Bauer, Marketing & Development Manager | 518.320.4333 (c) | email@example.com