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Wolff & Samson Charity Event To Aid YCS Children

April 16, 2008

In support of “Celebrate Diversity Month,” West Orange-based Wolff & Samson PC is hosting a bowl-a-thon fundraiser to benefit Newark-based Youth Consultation Service (YCS), the state’s premier private non-profit provider of behavioral health and social services to children in need. On hand to lend their support and encouragement will be ESPN sportscaster and New York Times best-selling author Jeremy Schaap and former Giants quarterback Scott Brunner. The event takes place Wednesday, April 16, at Eagle Rock Lanes in West Orange.

Since 1918, YCS has brought life-changing success to New Jersey’s most vulnerable children, helping thousands of young people build healthier, happier, more hopeful lives. The impact of their work is significant, providing educational and developmental opportunities for more than 3,500 children each day, from birth to age 22. If a child has suffered at the hands of abuse or neglect, or has special needs that are not being met, YCS offers hope for a promising future.

The Wolff & Samson fundraiser was conceived by the firm’s Diversity Initiative, a group of attorneys and staff who concentrate on supporting and furthering the firm’s commitment to diversity. The Diversity Initiative’s efforts frequently focus on the firm’s community outreach program, which recently held fundraisers for The Children’s Hospital of Newark and The Smile Train, and provided assistance to Meals on Wheels and members of our armed forces stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The funds raised at this month’s bowling event will go towards increasing community outreach and awareness efforts of YCS.

“YCS has done so much for so many vulnerable members of our society,” said David L. Schlossberg, managing director of Wolff & Samson. “We are thrilled to raise money for and draw attention to their outstanding efforts and programs.”

In support of the event, Schaap will sign copies of his book Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler’s Olympics, and Brunner will sign official Giants football gear, which will serve as prizes for the attorneys and staff participating in the event.

About Youth Consultation Service

YCS serves a diverse population, largely from urban areas and among the poorest families in New Jersey. The organization maintains more than 90 programs – including beds for more than 450 children in group homes and shelters, special education schools and autism programs, addiction counseling and family preservation services, and foster care services and community outreach.

YCS values donors and volunteers as true partners, and offers many ways to get involved. To learn more about YCS and its many programs and opportunities, please call (201)678-1312 or email