Sunday, September 4, 2011

Bowden scholarship aims to inspire 'seeds of hope' created a series of 9/11 video tributes as part of their commemoration of the 10th anniversary.  Tommy and the scholarship fund were one of the subjects selected.  Click here to view!

Bowden scholarship aims to inspire 'seeds of hope'

Posted: Friday, September 02, 2011, 4:40 PM

Bowden scholarship aims to inspire 'seeds of hope'
9/11 victims: Honoring their memory - Shielah Bowden and her daughter, Kathy, created The Thomas H. Bowden, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund that recognizes students at Glen Ridge High School for their potential. (Video by Jennifer Brown / The Star-Ledger)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Our 2011 Scholarship Winners, Kyle and Stephanie

This past Sunday, Kyle (with his dad) and Stephanie (with her mom) came to visit at our parent's house. Mom and Dad had not been able to attend the scholarship presentation, and they very much wanted to meet our newest "seeds of hope".

Jennifer Brown of the Star Ledger was also there, to document this special meeting as part of the Ledger's 10th anniversary of 9/11 coverage.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

2011 Golf Sponsors

We are very grateful to the wonderful people and businesses who make The 2011 Tommy Bowden Golf Outing so very special!

Golden Eagle Sponsors:
+ The Dapuzzo Family
+ The Swain Family

Eagle Sponsors:

Birdie Sponsors:
+ The Brian and Joelle Kelly Family Foundation 

Putting Contest Sponsor:
+ Unique Photo, The Camera & Video Superstore - Fairfield, NJ

Tee Sponsors:
 +  America's Best Limos - Fairfield, NJ
 +  Fairfield Garden Center - Fairfield, NJ
 +  Mac Industries, LLC - Union, NJ
 +  Manheim NY Metro Skyline Auto Auction - Fairfield, NJ
 Orange Packaging - Newburgh, NY
 +  The Pilla Brothers - Newburgh, NY
 Red Carpet - Fairfield, NJ
 +  Riteway Plumbing - Fairfield, NJ  
 +  V&L Machine & Tool - Fairfield, NJ

Silent Auction and Prizes Items:

+ Amanti Vino, 2 tickets to wine tasting class - Montclair, NJ
+ Ann Clare, Spa/Wine Gift Basket
+ CBS Sports Banner autographed by the guys at The NFL Today (James Brown, Hall of Famer Dan Marino, Former MVP Boomer Esiason, newly elected Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe and Super Bowl winning coach Bill Cowher), courtesy Joe Zappulla 
+ Fitzgeralds 1928, Dinner for 2 - Glen Ridge, NJ 
+ Global Air to Ground, 2 fine art prints aerial "Before" and "After" WTC photographs - New York, NY 
+ The Mane Place II, Gift certificate - Verona, NJ 
+ NY Jets, Limited edition laser autographed football, 2010 team
+ Roger Staubach autographed football, courtesy Michelle Grimes 
+ 3-day weekend at a vacation home in Dennis, MA - between the Dennis Highlands and Dennis Pines golf courses
+ Woodhouse Day Spa, Gift certificate - Montclair, NJ

Gift Bag and Product Sponsors:
+ Golfer Cigars, courtesy of Fume Cigars - Montclair, NJ 
+ TEAse Iced Tea for all golfers! 
+ Chips Ahoy Cookies, courtesy Shoprite of Brookdale - Bloomfield, NJ  
+ Via Coffee, courtesy Church Street Starbucks - Montclair, NJ  
+ A one-year membership to - where will you play today? (thank you McRedmond!)

Golf Cart Sponsors:
+ Your Door and More (Brenda Ross Priest)
+ Service with a Smile Waitstaff (Alice Budis Quinn) 
+ The Ruane Family

+ Essex Animal Hospital - Bloomfield, NJ
+ Bloomfield Steak & Seafood - Bloomfield, NJ

To become a sponsor please contact:
Kathy Bowden at or 973-567-8037. Or visit our registration website here. Thank you!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

2011 Scholarship Winners!

We awarded two scholarships this year - one in Tommy's memory and one in tribute to all those lost 10 years ago in the twin towers that once graced our skyline.  The 2011 Scholarship winners are Stephanie Mayer and Kyle Malik!