Party For Poppa K Golf Tournament selected PCFLV as the beneficiary of this year’s event.
ALLENTOWN, PA, SEPTEMBER 25, 2023 – The Party for Poppa K Charity Golf Tournament is set for Saturday, Sept. 30th, at the Old Homestead Golf Club in New Tripoli, Pa. The beneficiary for the 2023 event is the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley (PCFLV).
This year is the 19th annual Party For Poppa K and organizer Pete Kareha has set a fundraising goal of $45,000. Kareha started the event in 2004 in memory of his father, “Poppa K,” who passed away from cancer earlier that year.
“I started this event with a two-part mission that continues to this day,” explains Kareha. “I want to bring people together to celebrate life and to remind people that when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”
Continues Kareha, “We selected PCFLV as this year’s beneficiary because we love their mission, which is to ease the burden on local pediatric cancer families and promote positivity. Their programs are targeted to what pediatric cancer families need … financial, social and emotional support and assistance.”
“We are thrilled that Party For Poppa K selected PCFLV as this year’s beneficiary,” says PCFLV Executive Director Michelle Zenie Rounds. “The support we receive from events like this one help us to continue to provide much-needed programs to our local cancer kiddos and their families.”
Tee time is 1 p.m. and the round of golf will be followed by a barbecue dinner. Dozens of sponsors and donors from the business community, along with family and friends of the Kareha Family, will be supporting this year’s event. Since its inception, Party For Poppa K has raised over $250,000 for various non-profits.
For more information about the event, please reach out to Tracy at (610) 462-8331. The on-site PCFLV contact will be Michelle Zenie Rounds (610-392-0690).
The Pediatric Cancer Foundation is a local organization providing free programs and services to local kids with cancer and their families. Some of the programs include: scholarships for cancer kids and bereaved siblings to attend college or trade school; monthly support groups; distribution of gift cards for gas, groceries, hospital cafeterias and EZPass; an end-of-life stipend; a week-long summer day camp called Camp Smile; weekly visits to the local pediatric oncology clinic, and much more. For a full list of PCFLV’s programs, please go to pcflv.org.