Ever since its inception in 1998, the Perlman Cup has been a prime event to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics New Jersey’s mission.

With over 130 players, this all-female golf tournament was completely sold out. On top of that, 15 women attended the beginner’s golf clinic. Five SONJ athletes were among participants as well: Pauline, Gabrielle, Missy, Morgan and Kristina.

Several contests were held in the tournament. These included On the Green, Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive, Straightest Drive, Guess the Tees and Hole in One, sponsored by Flemington BMW.

Together with the raffle, a total of $66,000 was raised for the organization. These funds will help SONJ fulfill its mission in providing year-round sports training and athletic competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, all completely free of charge.

During the awards dinner, Kelli Tobin graciously shared her story of how she and her husband first found out their son, Colin, had Down Syndrome. And how Special Olympics New Jersey has provided their family a safe, encouraging and empowering environment and helped them on their journey.  


Doreen Edelman, granddaughter of Bessie Cutler Perlman, who served as the inspiration behind this tournament, shared poignant memories of her many years attending the event with her grandmother.

It would not be possible for the Perlman Cup to be as successful as it is without our sponsors. Their support ranged from donations, sponsorships, in-kind product donations, and volunteers assisting with the event. Thank you to Amazon, Wakefern, Delta Dental, Kellanova, Love Corn and RWJBarnabas Health for providing items for the golfer gift bags, and to MunichRe for providing volunteers on the course. The effort made by sponsors, committee members, donors and participants have been tremendous, as always.


Thank you to our committee and sponsors!

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