Special Events
Second Biennial Wellness Fair

Save the Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chatham school campus

Get tips on how to eat better, workout and maintain a healthier, more-balanced lifestyle in 2017! This free fair includes food samples, several dozen community partners and vendors, including grocers, therapists, camps, doctors, and performances by Envision Dance Exchange!

It also features a special treat: basketball player and disability advocate Mighty Mike, a former Harlem Wizards player. He will delight and inspire you with his basketball magic and upbeat message! Diagnosed with epilepsy at age 2, Mike Simmel bounced back to become a three-year varsity starter, standout point guard and captain of the basketball team at competitive Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, N.J. He played with the Harlem Wizards professional entertainment basketball team for 13 years. He is an acclaimed motivational speaker, author, and the CEO and director of one of the most unique basketball programs in the United States, "Bounce Out the Stigma." He has been interviewed on many television and radio shows, done more than 800 halftime shows and spoken at more than 300+ schools throughout the country. Learn more about Mighty Mike.

Ho-Ho-Kus Campus Annual Dinner

Save the Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at The Tides, North Haledon, N.J. For additional information, write to GalaHoHoKus@eclcofnj.org or call (973) 635-1705 ext. 17.

Save the Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017 at The Birchwood Manor, Whippany, N.J. For additional information, write to GalaChatham@eclcofnj.org or call (973) 635-1705 ext. 17.

Fall Gala

Save the Date: Our next Fall Gala will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the Park Savoy in Florham Park, N.J. For additional information contact Heather Alonge at halonge@eclcofnj.org or (973) 635-1705 ext. 17. Join ECLC in honoring Toby Cooperman for her 27 years of service to ECLC.

Annual Golf Outing

ECLC's most recent annual golf outing was held on Wednesday July 20, 2016. The event, held at the beautiful Farmstead Country Club in Andover, N.J., raises funds for the ECLC Foundation, which supports our schools and adult services.

Bob Hoesly
Chatham dads like Bob Hoesly (far right), with some friends at the 2014 event, have been planning and playing in the ECLC golf outing since the 1990s!

Our first walkathon (October 2016) cruised past all expectations! The event drew 526 walkers, who together raised more than $32,000 for ECLC of New Jersey's schools and adult services. Proceeds from the walkathon will directly benefit nearly 800 students and adult clients served by ECLC. "We are overwhelmed by the support of the ECLC family and community members who came out for the walk," said ECLC Foundation Director Heather Alonge. "Our first ECLC walkathon grew beyond what we imagined. We are so grateful!" Read more.