"Before teeing off in 2017, the line of golf carts, filled with DPD supporters, was
amazing to watch. I have never seen so many people at a golf outing. It was
really something special to be part of," Mike Garrigan, golf outing participant.
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 2017 WFGC raised over $115,000 with 330 golfers playing in the event.
Since 2011, funds raised on the WFGC have increased by over 1,000% and the number of golfers has nearly quintupled. 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 embarked on a new journey, as we moved the Wiegand to the beautiful Crystal Springs Resort, in Sussex County, NJ. Crystal Springs has award-winning golf courses, spas, indoor and outdoor pools, events, restaurants and lodging opportunities. In 2018, we will be adding Ballyowen as the 3rd Wiegand Farm Golf Classic Golf Course. We hope to eventually transform the WFGC into a multi-day experience.
The event will be held at Wild Turkey, Crystal Springs and Ballyowen 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 all courses, and in the banquet hall at no additional cost.
When: Monday, June 25, 2018
Where: Crystal Springs Resort (Wild Turkey and Crystal Springs Golf Courses – Dinner and banquet hall)
1 Wild Turkey Way
Hamburg NJ 07419 (Sussex County)
Ballyowen Golf Course
137 Wheatsworth Rd
Hamburg, NJ 07419