Golfers tee off to support Chimes Delaware

 (Nichelle Polston/WHYY)

(Nichelle Polston/WHYY)

The Delaware non-profit organization raised thousands of dollars on Monday.

Chimes Delaware, one of the largest service providers for people with disabilities in the state, hosted its 2nd Annual Golf Outing at the Fieldstone Golf Club in Greenville. 

According to Marty Lampner, president and CEO of Chimes, the fundraiser ensured that the non-profit’s services, which are geared toward adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will stay in place.

Through Chimes, more than 100 disabled people are employed in a variety of occupations, including retail shops and state services. Chimes operates in each of Delaware’s three counties.

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“We’re out and about in the community and we appreciate the way the community welcomes the people we serve and, of course, the agency,” Lampner said, noting that the fundraiser exceeded its $50,000 goal.

The golf tournament is one of several events marking the 20th anniversary of Chimes, which started its Delaware chapter in 1994.

“We came 20 years ago to help out when an agency was in trouble and 20 years later, we’re here to stay,” Lampner said.

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