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Unlike other waterproofers in New Jersey, we provide our customers with a streamlined process for all of their waterproofing needs. Our goal is to get to the crux of your home’s issues. If we spot signs of water in your basement, we go right to the source of the problem, working hard to fix structural deficiencies to prevent problems like mold growth and foundation damage. We are proud to be New Jersey’s one-stop shop for all of your basement waterproofing needs. New Jersey homeowners choose Healthy Way because our experts are friendly, experienced, harworking, and fully certified. We won’t rest until your waterproofing problems are solved. Because we specialize in both interior and exterior waterproofing services, you won’t have to worry about hiring a laundry list of contractors to correct your moisture problems. With Healthy Way provides all-inclusive basement waterproofing in Jackson Township, it’s no surprise that New Jersey residents trust Healthy Way to make their homes more livable every day.

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The Healthy Way Difference

At Healthy Way, we strive to set ourselves apart from the competition by offering the best basement waterproofing services in New Jersey. We won’t be happy with our work until you are 100% satisfied, whether you need a thorough moisture inspection or a large-scale waterproofing project. Our basement waterproofing experts are certified, trained, and have worked on more than 4,000 repairs. They understand that your moisture problems aren’t like anybody else’s, which is why all of our waterproofing proposals are created specifically for your home. You won’t find any “one-size-fits-all” solutions here, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

  • Best warranties in the industry
  • Free initial inspection
  • Full-service basement waterproofing
  • Mold remediation
  • Foundation repair
  • Water management solutions tailored to your unique situation

Once your basement waterproofing project is complete, we make it a point to keep our staff available to address any questions or concerns you may have. Our goal is your 100% satisfaction, from the moment you call our office to schedule an inspection to the time you sign off on our work.

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Waterproofing Services in New Jersey

With more than two decades of experience and a team of fully certified and trained waterproofing professionals, there is no waterproofing project in New Jersey that we can’t handle. When not addressed, water and moisture problems can cause serious health risks for your family. We’re talking buckling walls, sinking foundations, and even toxic mold. With your home’s value and your family’s health on the line, you must attack these problems head-on, and the best way to do that is by bringing in the Healthy Way team. Some signs of existing water problems in your home can include:

  • Signs of rust or oxidation on metal fixtures
  • Mildew residue
  • Water stains on your foundation’s walls and floors
  • Erosion of your concrete
  • Mineral deposits found on pipes
  • Flooded landscaping after heavy rain or snow
  • Pooling water around your foundation’s interior
  • Humidity levels above 60% in your basement or crawlspace
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Basement Waterproofing in Jackson Township

Healthy Way has been providing the most trusted, effective basement waterproofing in New Jersey since 2007. Waterproofing your basement is crucial to protecting the value of your home and the safety of your family. That is why we only employ the best, brightest, fully-certified experts, who will treat your home like it was their very own. Taking shortcuts just isn’t in our nature. We use innovative technology and time-tested techniques to discover and solve your basement’s water-related problems.

Because basement wall leaks and water seepage are often caused by structural issues, external waterproofing is required. While some companies only seal the interior walls of your basement, Healthy Way goes the extra mile to fix your water issues inside and out. That way, your basement leaks stop for good.

Once we find the root of the water issues in your basement, we will get to work on a custom-designed solution that will exceed your basement waterproofing needs.

Our basement waterproofing services in New Jersey help prevent the following problems:

  • Mold growth, which can cause serious health hazards for your family
  • Basement flooding
  • Loss of valuables
  • Serious water damage to your home’s walls and floors
  • Decrease in home value

Don’t wait to address the moisture developing in your basement – call Healthy Way today for a customized solution to your water seepage problems.

What Causes Moisture in Your Basement?

It’s easy to spot water leaking through a crack in your basement, but most homeowners don’t know that there is a potential for water issues without heavy rains or obvious signs of standing water. At Healthy Way, we try to educate our clients on the real causes of water in your basement. Here are two of the most common reasons why you might need basement waterproofing in Jackson Township:

Clay Bowl Effect

The “Clay Bowl” Effect

It might not be evident on the surface, but many basements are built in a below-grade dip, which is surrounded by backfill. Because backfill is made up of soil that was removed during foundation digging, it creates an empty shape or “bowl” effect. Once the foundation is finished, this loose soil is placed back around the foundation. Unfortunately, soil of this consistency is more absorbent and porous than the undisturbed soil around it, which is hard-packed and less porous. When rain or thunderstorms occurs, the soil closest to your home becomes saturated, putting pressure on your basement walls.

Hydrostatic Pressure

Hydrostatic Pressure:

This kind of pressure affects homeowners with property built below the water table or on a hillside where water runs down a hill. When the soil around your foundation becomes saturated, it will expand and put intense pressure on the walls of your foundation and basement. This pressure can create cracks, giving water an easy route into your basement.

How Healthy Way Solves Your Basement Waterproofing Needs

Having a wet basement not only puts your health at risk, it lowers the value of your home and makes it more difficult to sell. The good news? We offer a number of waterproofing services and products to solve your problems fast. A few of our solutions include:

  • Sump pumps
  • Perimeter drainage systems
  • Doorway drainage systems
  • High-strength washer hoses
  • Floor and wall crack repair
  • Replacement windows
  • Flood protection for your water heater

When you use Healthy Way for basement waterproofing in New Jersey, you can rest easy knowing that all our systems come with a written, lifetime warranty. This warranty is transferrable, meaning you can re-establish your home’s value and give future owners confidence knowing that their new home is protected.

The Healthy Way Basement Waterproofing Process

Because every home is different, your basement waterproofing solution could be vastly different than that of your next-door neighbor. Many factors play a part when it comes to keeping your basement dry and safe for living. As a general rule, we approach each issue with a “prevention over repair” mindset. By taking this stance, we give our clients a more cost-effective, long-term resolution. We’re not in the business of putting a “Band-Aid” on your water problem – we want to fix your issue completely, so you don’t have to worry about recurring problems. Our effective basement waterproofing systems include a mix of the following strategies:

Interior Waterproofing

Interior Waterproofing

Interior waterproofing methods usually start with our team ensuring that any holes or cracks in your basement floors, walls, and windows are sealed properly. Sealing cracks in your basement is an important first step since this is usually the first place where water can enter your home. Our sealants keep your basement dry and help prevent more moisture from finding its way into your home. Interior waterproofing strategies like these also help lower humidity levels in your basement. While sealants and other interior waterproofing strategies help correct initial issues, they don’t usually solve the underlying problem causing leaks in your basement. Those issues are most often found outside your home.

Exterior Waterproofing

Exterior Waterproofing

Once our team is finished with your interior waterproofing, we will move to the exterior of your home. Waterproofing the outside of your home is often a more complex, nuanced goal. Because of the difficult nature of exterior waterproofing, we recommend you consult with our team of professionals before tackling the job on your own. Generally speaking, our team beings the outdoor waterproofing process by excavating the soil around your home’s foundation. Once we remove the soil surrounding your foundation, our experts will apply a polymer-based sealant to any cracks we discover. This sealant is a long-term solution and should remain intact for the life of your home. While the Healthy Way team solves your outdoor moisture problems, we will also check your downspouts, to make sure they aren’t clogged. An inefficient gutter system does a poor job of directing water away from your home’s foundation, which can cause more moisture to seep into your basement over time.

Exterior Waterproofing

Drainage Systems

One of the most common reasons that people need basement waterproofing in cityname is because they have a poor drainage system. A proper drainage system is paramount in keeping your basement dry and your family safe. These systems are meant to direct water away from your home and come in many forms, from French Drains to simple systems like ground soil. If you’re thinking of installing a complex drainage system, save yourself some time and check the soil around your foundation first to make sure it isn’t retaining moisture. If a more complex system like a sump pump is required, it’s best to work with certified professionals like those at Healthy Way, to make sure your drainage system is installed correctly.

WHICH WATERPROOFING SOLUTION IS RIGHT FOR ME?

Because every home is different, it’s hard to say what kind of waterproofing solution is right for your situation. Most homeowners require a combination of interior and exterior waterproofing. There are dozens of factors that come into play when it comes to waterproofing your home, so the answer to your problem may be different than your neighbor’s. The good news is that Healthy Way is fully equipped to handle whatever moisture issue you’re having. We will work tirelessly to make certain your basement is dry, mold-free, and safe to enjoy. That way, you can get back to living life rather than worrying about mold growth or foundation damage.

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GET IT DONE RIGHT, THE FIRST TIME

Other companies may offer temporary or partial solutions. At Healthy Way, we believe in correcting the problem completely, so you save money and have long-term peace of mind. Our goal is to fix your problem to prevent it from coming back, or we won’t do the work!

If you require quality basement waterproofing, it all starts with a FREE inspection from our certified waterproofing experts. We will take as much time as you need to find your problem, develop a solution, and walk you through our process step-by-step.

Don’t let water leaks and foundation damage create a dangerous environment in your home; contact the experts at Healthy Way today!

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Latest News in Jackson Township

Free eye exams and glasses at some NJ summer camps

Nearly a dozen New Jersey summer camps and youth facilities are providing free eye exams and free eyeglasses to underprivileged kids who need them thanks to a partnership between Jonas Philanthropies and NJ Vision to Learn.Jonas Philanthropies' mission is to improve healthcare by investing where it matters most. They strive to protect children's environmental health, preventing and treating low vision and blindness and promoting leadership in nursing and ve...

Nearly a dozen New Jersey summer camps and youth facilities are providing free eye exams and free eyeglasses to underprivileged kids who need them thanks to a partnership between Jonas Philanthropies and NJ Vision to Learn.

Jonas Philanthropies' mission is to improve healthcare by investing where it matters most. They strive to protect children's environmental health, preventing and treating low vision and blindness and promoting leadership in nursing and veterans healthcare, according to its website.

NJ Vision to Learn strives to provide free eye exams and free eyeglasses to children in low-income communities.

One of the summer camps participating is Hands In 4 Youth of Camp Vacamas in West Milford. Executive Director Lee Bell said it's a nonprofit dedicated to working with underserved communities to fundraise year-round to offset the cost of camp for working parents. So when this health care component was presented to him, it was something he could not pass up.

Bell said Jonas Philanthropies CEO John Jonas approached him and asked what he thought about having free eye exams and free eyeglasses for children at summer camp.

Every child who comes through camp this summer will go through an eye screening and eye tests. The goal is to put prescription glasses in the hands of every child who needs them before they leave summer camp.

There has been great feedback from many of the kids and their parents. Bell said even some kids who had prescription glasses didn't realize they needed a new prescription. "Oh my, I can see the end of the ball field," one child said after receiving a new pair of eyeglasses.

Others could not believe how well they could see and didn't realize they even needed glasses. Every child should be able to have a gift of sight, Bell said.

"Sight plays into a big factor of education as well as kids who are unable to see, read or comprehend what they're looking at. That can also play into holding children back. So to have this opportunity to service our community with this partnership has just been an amazing opportunity," Bell said.

The program is the first-of-its-kind being rolled out in the New Jersey summer camp community, according to Bell. While Camp Vacamas is the only residential sleepaway camp participating in the free eyeglass program, other youth facilities participating include:

Boys & Girls Club of Newark

Focus, Newark

Afterschool Allstars, Newark

Certified Angels, Passaic

Paterson Recreation, Paterson

YMCA, Paterson

YMCA, Orange and East Orange

Boys and Girls Club of Garfield

Boys and Girls Club of Jersey City

Bell said by the end of the summer, about 450 children will have been eye screened and between 70 to 100 pairs of free eyeglasses handed out.

The Bachelorette’s Greg Grippo Takes Katie Thurston on a Jersey Shore Date

On last night's emotional rollercoaster of an episode of The Bachelorette, the show's lead Katie Thurston was taken on a series of hometown dates by her finalists. What started great Jersey Guy Greg Grippo soon took a turn..Listen to Diana Tyler nights on 92.7 WOBM and download our free 92.7 WOBM app.In case you're unfamiliar with the show, Hometown Dates are traditionally when f...

On last night's emotional rollercoaster of an episode of The Bachelorette, the show's lead Katie Thurston was taken on a series of hometown dates by her finalists. What started great Jersey Guy Greg Grippo soon took a turn.

.Listen to Diana Tyler nights on 92.7 WOBM and download our free 92.7 WOBM app.

In case you're unfamiliar with the show, Hometown Dates are traditionally when finalists bring the show's leads on a date in their hometown to meet their family. Since the past few seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette have been filmed on one location because of the pandemic, hometown dates look a little different.

Instead of actually traveling home, the show plans out a date that's themed after the contestant's hometown. Since Greg is from NJ, he had a fun Jersey Shore-themed date with Katie, complete with boardwalk games.

After Katie met Greg's family, he became upset with her because she hasn't told him he loves her yet, when he's said it to her. And Katie explained she only wants to say "I love you" once on the show: at the very end, but Greg was not having it. He got upset with Katie, and told her she was being dismissive, and quit.

Greg's quitting upset Katie so much, she told producers she wanted someone to book her a flight home. And sadly, that's how the episode ended. While I don't think this season ends with her leaving, I'm not sure she leaves finding love.

As much as The Bachelorette loves bringing contestants in and out, I think this is sadly the last we'll see of our Jersey Guy Greg.

Greg Isn't the Only Reality Star from NJ. Check out these Popular Reality TV Stars from the Jersey Shore

Jersey Shore is not the only Reality TV show to have stars from our hometown (although you will find some of those stars on this list). Keep scrolling to be shocked by the other Reality Stars you didn't know grew up at the Jersey Shore!

Gallery Credit: Diana Tyler

Snooki - Jersey Shore

Let's get the most familiar face out of the way. While Snooki may not have GROWN UP at the Jersey Shore, she did attend Brookdale Community College, and now has a Summer Home here in Toms River.

Snooki - Jersey Shore

Since her time on the Jersey Shore, Snooki has gotten married to Jionni LaValle, has had 2 kids, and has opened a store called the Snooki Shop. Snooki was a full-time cast member on Jersey Shore: Family Reunion for 3 seasons - and dropped to a recurring cast member for season 4.

Deena Nicole Buckner (Cortese) - Jersey Shore

Like most of her former castmates, Deena has settled down since her partying days and married Christopher Buckner. They have 2 sons and live in Jackson Township. She is currently a cast member on Jersey Shore: Family Reunion.

Sammi Giancola (Sammi Sweetheart) - Jersey Shore

Sammi did not join the rest of her former castmates for Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, however, that doesn't mean she hasn't been busy since her time on TV. Her Instagram shows she opened a boutique called Sweetheart Coast in Ocean City.

Jacquie Lee - The Voice

Jacquie Lee made the Jersey Shore proud when she competed on The Voice in 2013, and actually was the Runner Up! Jacquie is from Colts Neck.

Jacquie Lee - The Voice

Since her time on The Voice, Jacquie has continued to create music, and according to her Instagram, she just dropped a single called "I'm a Bitch."

Matt McAndrew - The Voice

Jacquie Lee isn't the only talent the Jersey Shore has to offer. Matt McAndrew competed in The Voice in 2014, and actually also came in as Runner Up! Matt is from Barnegat Light, and attended Southern Regional High School.

Matt McAndrew - The Voice

Since his days on The Voice, Matt has joined the band Slaves, and his Instagram Shows he teaches singing lessons as well.

Sydney Sherwood - American Idol

Sydney Sherwood is another one of the Jersey Shore's most talented Reality TV stars. In 2019, the judges of American Idol sent her to Hollywood, however, she was eliminated before the Top 20. Sydney is from Marlboro.

Bennie Bivins might have entered Love Island USA late last season, but he managed to shake up one of the show's most solid relationships - Johnny and Cely. Ultimately, Cely did choose Johnny over him, but we respect Bennie for trying! Bennie is originally from Barnegat.

Ray Gantt - Love Island USA

Ray captured our hearts (and fellow Islander Caro's heart) on Season 1 of Love Island USA. The two actually came in 3rd place on the show, and dated after, but are not still together. Ray is originally from Lakewood.

Ray Gantt - Love Island USA

Ray's occupation on the show was listed as a student, but according to his Instagram he's an aspiring orthodontist, and it looks like he's living the Influencer life.

Moira Tumas - Love Island USA

Moira Tumas was one of the Day 1 Love Islanders who made it all the way to the finale on Season 2 of the show last year. She went through several relationships - first pairing with James (which went south fast), Calvin, Aaron, and Connor. But it was Calvin who won her over - and the two came in second place, and dated for a little after the show ended. Moira is from Brielle.

Before she was living the glamorous Real Housewife life, Melissa Gorga actually grew up in Toms River, NJ. The Gorgas currently have a Shore home here that was featured on the show's last season.

Melissa has been a cast member of The Real Housewives since Season 3 - and shook up the cast when she entered as Teresa Giudice's sister-in-law. The show followed their on again/off again relationship, but the two are getting along better than ever, and are currently filming for Season 12.

Brick Mayor Ducey files lawsuit against “Unauthorized” religious boys’ school

BRICK TOWNSHIP, NJ – Brick Township Mayor John Ducey has announced he and the township of Brick have filed a lawsuit against Congregation Kehilos Yisroel, Inc. which has been accused of operating an illegal school on Van Zile Road.“Today, at my instruction, Brick has filed a lawsuit in Superior Court to force the unauthorized school on Van Zile Road to immediately cease and desist operations. In Brick, all property owners are required to obey our zoning regulations and we will enforce the law,” Mayor Ducey said tonig...

BRICK TOWNSHIP, NJ – Brick Township Mayor John Ducey has announced he and the township of Brick have filed a lawsuit against Congregation Kehilos Yisroel, Inc. which has been accused of operating an illegal school on Van Zile Road.

“Today, at my instruction, Brick has filed a lawsuit in Superior Court to force the unauthorized school on Van Zile Road to immediately cease and desist operations. In Brick, all property owners are required to obey our zoning regulations and we will enforce the law,” Mayor Ducey said tonight.

Brick Township claims Congregation Kehilos Yisroel is operating an illegal school and skirting the township’s zoning and land use ordinances. The Township is asking the court to force the non-approved private boys’ school to cease operating until the school obtains all proper land use approvals and construction permits.

The 4.11 acre site has been approved for use as a religious house of worship that includes a home for the rabbi, but the town says the building is now being used as a school and is not a permitted use for the plot. The site has been in use as a house of worship since 1976 and the township welcomes that use, the lawsuit claims.

Ducey said the application that was approved in 1976 did not request for the site to be used as a school. That would require the congregation to submit applications before the township prior to regular land use hearings and approval.

A 1976 report on record with the township only sought to use the property as a synagogue and that application was approved. A synagogue has operated on the site since the 1970s.

“The Report also significantly states that the plans did not identify any future use of the building other than a synagogue. The Report does not mention a principal or accessory school at all,” the township said in the suit. “This included Temple Beth Or’s traffic engineer, Robert Nash, PE who certainly would have discussed school buses or vans and general drop off and pick up procedures in the parking area of a school use.”

The property was transferred on March 21, 2021 to CKY, based out of Jackson Township home owned by Samuel Pum, township officials said. Pum filed a zoning permit to continue using the structure as a synagogue, which was approved, but never mentioned using the site as a school, the town contends.

The township gave CKY approval to rehabilitate the structure but noted that any change of use would require a new site plan approval.

In March, neighborhood residents began issuing complaints about increased traffic and activity at the location and showed evidence that the use of the property had been changed from a synagogue to a private boys’ school.

The township contacted Pum and inquired about the complaints to which Pum allegedly told township officials it was still being used just as a synagogue. The township’s attorney then spoke with CKY’s attorney and warned that a violation would be issued if the proprietor did not submit a proper site plan application to use the facility as a school.

During that time, the township conducted a construction inspection and the town claims to have found numerous interior alterations to the building in violation of the Uniform Construction Code of New Jersey. The school was issued citations for construction without a permit and change of use without a permit.

“The Defendant CKY has refused to comply with the requirements of the Brick zoning and land use ordinances and refuses to apply for proper approvals before the land use board with jurisdiction,” the town says in the lawsuit. “Defendant CKY is at a minimum required to obtain site plan approval pursuant to Section 354-2BB-81 of the Township Code. Brick has a right and an obligation to enforce its zoning and land use ordinances. The Defendant CKY is required to cease all operations because it has refused to apply for and obtain all required land use approvals from the municipal land use board with proper jurisdiction.”

The lawsuit in Brick is different from past lawsuits in Jackson Township and Toms River where those towns are claimed to have encroached on the landowner’s religious freedom. In this case, the township is claiming the landowner took an approved house of worship and turned it into an unapproved educational facility without obtaining the proper permits and inspections required by law.

The township cited the school for failure to secure these permits renders the conversion from the previously approved house of worship with an accessory residential home for a Rabbi to the current school uses not permitted.

Possible tornado due to tropical cyclone in Souderton, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Souderton, Pennsylvania-The National Weather Service will determine if a tornado occurred in Souderton, Montgomery County, early Thursday morning when the remnants of Tropical Cyclone Fred passed through the Delaware Valley. According to the NWS, some downed trees, power lines and house damage have been reported in Sodaton. Heavy storms brought trees, power lines and torrential rain, and the water rescued parts of the area overnight. The possibility of a tornado lan...

Souderton, Pennsylvania-The National Weather Service will determine if a tornado occurred in Souderton, Montgomery County, early Thursday morning when the remnants of Tropical Cyclone Fred passed through the Delaware Valley.

According to the NWS, some downed trees, power lines and house damage have been reported in Sodaton.

Heavy storms brought trees, power lines and torrential rain, and the water rescued parts of the area overnight. The possibility of a tornado landed in Sodaton. @ 6abc pic.twitter.com/sfKFBEjVBw

– Karen Rogers (@ karenrogers6abc) August 19, 2021

A tornado warning was issued at 12:48 a.m. for Philadelphia and surrounding suburban counties (including Montgomery County).

This issued a nightly emergency alert on mobile phones and televisions, warning residents to seek shelter if they were in the hotspot.

The National Weather Service said the tornado showed up on radar and triggered a warning. Tornado watches in these counties expired at 1:15 a.m.

I came back on July 29. When 10 tornadoes were identified in the system that hit this area.

See: Detailed report of the July 29 tornado between Pennsylvania and New Jersey

A forecaster in Mount Holly, NJ, confirmed Sunday that an EF-0 tornado occurred during a storm on July 29 at a remote location in Jackson Township, NJ, with an estimated maximum wind speed of 80 mph.

Authorities have previously identified nine other tornadoes in Pennsylvania and New Jersey during the storm. This includes the Back County tornado EF-3 and the EF-2 tornado that started in Keystone and then moved to Garden.

Backcounty officials have announced an EF-3 tornado that contained a strong 140 mph wind when it struck Ben Salem. Damaging car dealerships and mobile home parks. Five people were injured without danger of death.

In addition to the tornado that may have occurred in Suderton, what was left in Fred brought heavy rain and flash flooding to many parts of the area early Thursday morning, along the Schoolkill Expressway and near the King of Pracha Mall. The driver was stranded in road.

–Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Standout Amateur Golfers Invited To Compete in New “APGA Tour Valley Forge” Tourney in Montco

The APGA Tour and the Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board (VFTCB) introduced two of the Philadelphia Region’s top amateur golfers as part of the field for APGA Tour Valley Forge, the growing pro tour’s first visit to the Northeastern United States.Matthew Vital, 15, and Zach Jurhasz, 24, both of Bethlehem have accepted invitations and will be exempte...

The APGA Tour and the Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board (VFTCB) introduced two of the Philadelphia Region’s top amateur golfers as part of the field for APGA Tour Valley Forge, the growing pro tour’s first visit to the Northeastern United States.

Matthew Vital, 15, and Zach Jurhasz, 24, both of Bethlehem have accepted invitations and will be exempted into the tournament, which will be contested on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 21 and 22, with $25,000 in prize money at stake.

A third Philadelphia-area golfer, Metedeconk National Golf Club (Jackson Township, NJ) Assistant Pro Louis Kelly, has also been exempted into the field and will be introduced to the media at a later date.

Valley Forge Tourism brings a diversity-focused circuit to Bluestone CC in Blue Bell September 20-22 for Pro-Am plus 36-hole, $25,000 competition.

The tournament will be the 12th of the year for the APGA Tour, which has become a force in driving diversity in the sport of golf.

The APGA Tour grew to seven events with $200,000 in prize money in 2020 and will conduct 14 events with some $400,000 in prize money in 2021.

The circuit launched with three events in 2010 and has expanded dramatically in the past two years on strength of partnerships with the PGA Tour, sponsors and organizations like VFTCB, which arranged for the tour stop in Montgomery County earlier this year.

“It’s exciting for the APGA Tour to welcome both Matthew and Zach to the field for our first stop in the Northeast,” stated Cole Smith, APGA Tour Executive Director. “We have a great tradition of including amateurs in our program and it’s pretty clear that these guys can play, so we’ll see you next month.”

Zach Juhasz, one of the region’s top amateur players, advanced this year through local competition to make the U.S. Open Regional Qualifying Tournament. In qualifying competition for the U.S. Amateur, the 24-year-old finished as the second alternate, shooting seven-under over 36 holes.

He competes in Golf Association of Philadelphia (GAP) events and is a former scholastic standout at Bethlehem Freedom High School.

Matthew Vital, a 15-year-old rising junior at Bethlehem Liberty High School, fired an 8 under-par 62 in a Philadelphia PGA Junior Tour event, to best Sam Snead’s longtime course record at Reading Country Club.

Matthew is no stranger to the spotlight, having won the 12-13-year-old division of the 2019 Drive, Chip, and Putt National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club the Sunday before The Masters.

He has won on multiple junior golf tours, including the Hurricane Junior Tour, USKids Golf, and PGA of Philadelphia Junior Tour, He set a record of nine wins in one season with the Lehigh Valley Junior Golf Tour.

Louis Kelly, 28, is the Assistant Professional at Metedeconk National Golf Club in Jackson Township, NJ. A Willingboro native now residing in Deptford, Kelly is the lead coach for First Tee of Greater Philadelphia and a former standout golfer at Adelphi University and Louisiana-Lafayette University. At Adelphi, he qualified as an individual for the NCAA Division II National Championship tournament after finishing second in the NCAA Regionals in 2013.

The Advocates Professional Golf Association (APGA) was established in 2010 with the mission to bring greater diversity to the game of golf.

The APGA Tour Board of Directors works to accomplish this by hosting and operating professional golf tournaments, player development programs, mentoring programs, and introducing the game to inner-city young people.

In addition to conducting up to 14 events awarding over $350,000 in prize money annually, the APGA conducts the Player Development Program to aid young minority golfers on their path through professional golf.

Read more about the APGA Tour Valley Forge at the Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board.

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