Manufacturing Cares


The Event Continues to Benefit Young Adult Scholarships and Community Foodbanks in Its 8th and Final Outing


Jersey Guys Golf Crazy 8s took place in July at the Rock Ridge Golf Course in Hackettstown, and it was a smashing success! Over a hundred industry luminaries, partners, and supporters came together to help show that manufacturing cares.  

Golfers played a round and enjoyed clear skies and weather at the Rock Ridge Golf Course, and participants included manufacturing leaders, community organizations, industry partners, and the NJMEP team. Jersey Guys raised funds in support of young adult scholarships, mentoring programs, and food banks across the state. NJMEP’s Manufacturing CARES initiative partnered once again with the Team Eagle Foundation to help give our neighbors support for today, help for tomorrow, and hope for the future. 

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Last year, NJMEP and the Team Eagle Foundation presented over $32,000 in scholarships and grants at the event. This year far surpassed those figures and an unprecedented $62,000 in awards were distributed at Jersey Guys Crazy 8’s. 

NJMEP presented awards totaling $32k to 24 separate individuals. The recipients were 15 young women and 9 young men, all interested in pursuing academic careers in manufacturing and STEM. These individuals represent a community investment in the future leaders and innovators in manufacturing. 

NJMEP also presented the remaining $30k that was raised to the following groups:

  • NJMEP’s High School Pre-Apprenticeship Programs 
  • New Jersey Junior Achievement 
  • USS New Jersey Submarine Commissioning – Crew & Family Scholarship Fund 
  • Community College of Morris Scholarship Fund 
  • Community Foodbank of New Jersey

Jersey Guys also secured a net of $26,000 that has yet to be distributed but will ultimately go to supporting similar causes to those above.


While the future of Jersey Guys is uncertain, due to the recent retiring of Team Eagle Foundation founder and NJMEP CEO Emeritus, John W. Kennedy, the event has left behind a legacy New Jersians and the Manufacturing Industry can be proud of—in its 8 years of charitable activities, Team Eagle Foundation has accomplished the following: 

  • $852,277 raised and distributed with $241,411 coming directly from the Jersey Guys Golf Outing 
  • 318 L.E.D.R. Program Alumni of our Young Adult Mentoring Program 
  • 809 Individual Awards 
  • 28 Educational Grants 
  • 8 Donations to Community Foodbanks of New Jersey 

It’s only thanks to the collective efforts of manufacturers, industry partners, and all others who’ve helped support and who’ve donated at events like the Jersey Guys Golf Outing that NJMEP is able to give back to local communities and show that manufacturing truly cares about the future of New Jersey. 

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