Wiegand Farm is a rural family community setting located in Jefferson Township where men and women with intellectual and developmental disabilities live with dignity and in peace. Wiegand Farm is the location of our Administrative Offices and four of DPD’s group homes: Columbus House, Finnegan House, Alexander House and Giuliano House. Wiegand Farm is named after Peter Wiegand, a young boy with intellectual disabilities who was one of the ﬁrst people DPD served. The Wiegand Farm Golf Classic (WFGC) is one of the largest and longest-running golf outings in all of New Jersey.
The ﬁrst WFGC was held on May 17th, 1974 at Bowling Green Golf Club. Wiegand Farm neighbor Albert Riggs opened this course 7 years prior and we were one of the ﬁrst charity groups to host an annual event there. The cost to play in the ﬁrst event was $20.00 ($112 with inﬂation in 2017). We raised over $800 on that ﬁrst event ($4,500 in 2017). This event has expanded and ﬂourished in recent years. The 2016, the WFGC raised over $100,000 with 255 golfers playing in the event.
Since 2010, funds raised on the WFGC have increased by 1,000% and the number of golfers has nearly quadrupled. The event is now more than just a golf outing, it is an opportunity for thousands of people, golfers and non-golfers, to come together in various capacities to support individuals with special needs. With your support, the Wiegand will continue to grow, allowing us to serve more people in need.
In 2017, we are excited to embark on a new journey, as we move the Wiegand to the beautiful Crystal Springs Resort, in Sussex County, NJ. Crystal Springs Resort is a spectacular NJ vacation destination, acclaimed as the New York Metro area's most unique four-season resort. Located in the rolling farmland of the Garden State’s picturesque northwest, this world class resort is just an hour from New York City, and even closer to most northern and central NJ towns. Crystal Springs has award-winning golf courses, spas, indoor and outdoor pools, events, restaurants and lodging opportunities. Non-golfers are welcome to join us for the dinner and participate in a host of other activities during the day. We will also be offering lodging discounts for those coming out to support our cause. We hope to eventually transform the WFGC into a multi-day experience.
The event will be held at Wild Turkey and Crystal Springs Golf Courses, with the awards dinner and banquet to follow at the Grand Cascades Lodge. Golfers and Sponsors can choose which course they would like to play at. Sponsors will have the opportunity to market their brand on both courses, and in the banquet hall at no additional cost.
When: Monday, June 26, 2017
Where: Crystal Springs Resort
1 Wild Turkey Way
Hamburg NJ 07419 (Sussex County)