Recap of the 2nd Annual Joey Porter Sr. & Joey Porter Jr. Celebrity Golf Classic

Posted on July 10, 2024

On June 4th, Pittsburgh was filled with excitement as the 2nd Annual Joey Porter Sr. & Joey Porter Jr. Celebrity Golf Classic took place at the prestigious Treesdale Golf and Country Club. The event brought together an impressive lineup of celebrities and philanthropists, all uniting for a common cause: supporting the Jasmine Nyree Campus.

This year, the event successfully raised over $160,000, a testament to the generosity and dedication of everyone involved. The funds will significantly contribute to the Jasmine Nyree Campus, an organization dedicated to providing exceptional services to both special needs adults and K-12 youth.


Star-Studded Lineup

The golf classic featured an array of notable participants, including:

– Joey Porter Sr.

– Joey Porter Jr.

– Will Allen

– Victor Green

– Jason Gildon

– Casey Hampton

– Louis Lipps

– John Banaszak

– James Farrior

– Derrick Brooks

– Nate Washington

– Jerame Tuman

– Rosie Nix

– James Harrison

– Russell Stuvaint

– Lee Flowers

– Kordell Stewart

– Kevin Colbert 

– Tyson Alualu

– Yancey Thigpen

– Santonio Holmes

– Arthur Moats

– Ernie Mills

These athletes not only showcased their golfing skills but also their unwavering commitment to giving back to the community.


About the Jasmine Nyree Campus

The Porter family moved to Pittsburgh from Bakersfield, California, as Founder Christy Porter’s husband Joey Porter began his football career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The family, motivated by their daughter Jasmine Nyree who was born with Autism, developed a strong empathy and passion to serve the special needs community. In December 2019, Christy and Joey Porter acquired the Holy Innocents’ Parish and renamed the 108,000 sqft property the Jasmine Nyree Campus. The campus is a multi-service community center designed to address various needs, including residential services, recreational activities, and educational programs.

The Jasmine Nyree Campus (JNC) is dedicated to providing the highest quality of comprehensive special education services to consumers and their families. Here’s a closer look at their mission and programs:

– Mission: To deliver top-notch special education services through collaboration with parents, agencies, and the community, ensuring each consumer’s unique needs are met.

– Consumer-Centered Approach: JNC works cooperatively with special needs individuals and their families, focusing on innovative social skills and life skills training to help each person reach their full potential.

K-12 Programs:

  • Academic Enrichment: Using both traditional and interactive methods, the goal is to positively influence academic performance. The STEAM Lab offers hands-on learning opportunities, and the state-of-the-art computer lab focuses on coding and other applications.
  • Community Service: Projects provide enriching experiences that connect youth to their community, instilling feelings of empowerment.
  • Life Skills: Training includes personal hygiene, cooking, managing a home, financial literacy, and budgeting. “The Hangout” lounge allows youth to practice social skills.
  • Mentoring: Programs improve self-esteem, social skills, and leadership skills through guided and peer mentoring.
  • Nutrition: The nutrition program, with its commercially equipped kitchen, improves youth health outcomes by providing freshly prepared meals and snacks.
  • Physical Activity: The Jerome Bettis Gym promotes self-confidence and well-being through activities like volleyball, basketball, and yoga.


Celebrating Success

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the event’s sponsors and vendors. Your contributions were invaluable in making this event a success. Your support allows the Jasmine Nyree Campus to continue its mission and expand its programs, positively impacting the lives of many individuals and their families.

Congratulations to the winning teams! Your skill and sportsmanship were a highlight of the day, and we celebrate your achievements on the course.


Impact of the Event

The funds raised from the golf classic will enable JNC to continue its mission and expand its programs, positively impacting the lives of many individuals and their families. Events like this not only bring together a community of supporters but also highlight the importance of providing quality education and support services to those who need it most.

In conclusion, the 2nd Annual Joey Porter Sr. & Joey Porter Jr. Celebrity Golf Classic was a tremendous success, showcasing the power of community and the significant impact of collective efforts. The Jasmine Nyree Campus is immensely grateful to all the participants, sponsors, and donors who made this event possible. We look forward to another successful outing next year, continuing to make a difference, one swing at a time.

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