Friday morning a 24-foot tractor-trailer carrying 90 boxes of jackets, golf shirts, and relief supplies and cash courtesy primarily of some area golf courses, packagers and hotels departed Myrtle Beach. The donated merchandise and supplies are headed for two drop-off points – the Fort Monmouth, NJ tented village for people who lost their homes and to a group of firefighters who annually participate in the FDNY golf tournament that was started on the Strand in light of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
National Golf Management president and New Jersey native Bob Mauragas, asked golf professionals at the 23 courses managed by National Golf Management to contribute apparel from their shops to the relief effort. “We were going through year-end inventory, Sandy came along and we found a bunch of stuff we thought could help the people out there and we didn’t have to keep it on the floor,” Mauragas said. Packagers and hotel groups added their support to the relief effort.