The United Way of Northern New Jersey, in partnership with the Rotary Clubs of Branchville, Newton and Wallkill Valley, is hosting its annual "Chili Open Golf Classic" on Saturday Feb. 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will take place at Sussex County Fairgrounds, located at 37 Plains Road in Augusta.

Proceeds from the event will help ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) and households in poverty in Morris, Somerset, Suburban Essex, Sussex and Warren counties.

“For ALICE essential workers, the road to recovery will be a long one,” United Way of Northern New Jersey CEO Kiran Handa Gaudioso said in an announcement of the event. “This event is a great way to have some fun while coming together as a community to help those hardest hit by the pandemic.”

Participants can play 18 holes — sometimes in the snow and freezing temperatures — and warm up afterward with chili and a variety of fare from local restaurants. Participants also can take part in a raffle featuring prizes from local businesses and community members and listen to live music by Sussex County band R.E.N.O.  

Early bird pricing is $95 per golfer and $360 per foursome. After Jan. 10, tickets are $105 per golfer and $400 per foursome.

To register or for more information about the event including United Way’s COVID-19 attendance policy, visit