APP: Local charity honoring New Jersey Devils CEO

This article was originally published by the Asbury Park Press.

As the chief executive officer of the New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia 76ers and Prudential Center, Scott O’Neil is well known in the sports world.

To the Hope for Children Foundation NJ, a Middletown-based nonprofit that has raised more than $2 million for various local children’s causes since 2002, he is well known for his generosity.

O’Neil is the guest of honor at the foundation’s 2015 wine-tasting fundraiser, “A Night of Inspiration,” which takes place Oct. 15, 7-11 p.m. at the Bell Works Building in Holmdel.

“Scott has been an integral part of Hope for Children’s success,” foundation president Eric Hinds said. “His shared sports experiences have helped us raise over $200,000. In addition to Scott being extremely successful in the sports industry, he is so passionate about giving back. His dedication and commitment to helping others is admirable.”

In addition to helping Hope for Children, O’Neil serves on the board of the regional chapters of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Big Brothers Big Sister of America.

“A Night of Inspiration” features an exotic wine selection, catered hors d’oeuvres and tapas plates from David Ellis Events, and a variety of raffles, gifts and prizes. Tickets are $125 per person and group packages are available.

For more information or tickets, contact Karen Hinds at HFCFNJ@gmail.com or 732-687-8317, or visit the Hope For Children Foundation’s website at http://hfcf.org/

Staff writer Jerry Carino: jcarino@gannettnj.com