Bernie Polinski and Ellison Carey get ready for the Golf Classic.
Children’s Beach House Golf Classic in Full Swing
Ellison Carey, a First Vice President—Wealth Management and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor at Merrill Lynch in Dover, Delaware, has once again become the naming sponsor for the Children’s Beach House Annual Golf Classic. The event is scheduled for Thursday, May 22, 2014, at the Peninsula on the Indian River Bay. The driving range opens at 10 a.m., and the tournament begins at 11:30.
Ms. Carey has been a trustee for the Children’s Beach House since 1998. As a member of the finance committee, the development committee, and the executive committee, Carey donates many hours to her favorite charity. This is the sixth year she has supported the Golf Classic as the naming sponsor.
“I just believe so strongly in the work of Children’s Beach House,” says Carey. “As a past president, I have had the privilege of being close enough to the children to see real change over time, and I am proud to be a sponsor of the good work being done there.”
“As our kids meet their goals, or overcome challenges, or succeed at a new task, it’s clear that the support offered by Children’s Beach House is key to each success. I am lucky to be able to share in these transformational experiences,” she continues.
Carey has seen many changes at the agency over the 16 years she has been involved. “One of the greatest strengths of Children’s Beach House is an engaged board that isn’t afraid to make a tough call or a difficult decision. At the root of all we do, is a constant focus on the needs of children with special needs and their families. Our committed, engaged, and energized board is truly wonderful,” she concludes.
The Children’s Beach House serves children of Delaware with communicative disabilities, including speech, language, and hearing challenges. Children from families with financial need receive preference for admission. Each family is then assigned a case manager who advocates on their behalf. Case managers support their families, for example, by attending school meeting with parents, assisting parents to find new resources, and partnering with classroom teachers.
In addition, the children may attend summer and weekend programs. These camp activities provide the opportunity for fostering friendships within peer groups and relating campers to competent, caring adults. To the kids, these are their most cherished experiences at the Beach House.
To sign up to play, to become a sponsor, or for more information, call 302-645-9184 or visit the Children's Beach House website.