Hit the links and join us FORE an afternoon at the beautiful Blue Heron Pines Golf Club hosted by The SAAGNY Foundation.

October 17th at 12:00PM

Blue Heron Pines Golf Club
550 W. Country Club Drive
Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215

Lace up your sneakers and join us for a great cause and honor the memories of John Kelly and Joshua Lapsker by attending The SAAGNY Foundation’s 2022 Walk/Run! The proceeds of this event will be going towards charitable causes that both John and Joshua were passionate about, such as helping children in underserved communities and of lower socioeconomical backgrounds. There is no registration fee but all donations are welcome and encouraged.  The event begins Tuesday, October 18th at 7:00 AM. More information about the location will be posted soon. Scroll down to make your donation and register for the event.  Don’t miss out on all the fun!

John Kelly

MV Sport


1951 – 2022

John was 70 years old. He was born and raised in Philadelphia. John was married to his wife, Cap, for 43 years.  They resided in Jamison, PA where they raised their two sons, Ryan and Grady.  When the boys were young John was active in coaching them in baseball, basketball, and soccer.  More recently, John played in two softball leagues, until sidelined with a knee replacement!

John was a wonderful friend to many.  He would be quick to start up a conversation with a stranger to make them feel at ease.  John was always ready with a corny joke or comment. He brought smiles to all that knew him!

John was pleased to be part of SAAGNY.  He was most appreciative of the effort and planning that it took to set up the shows and all that was entailed  in makin them successful.  While John valued the opportunity to show his products in a way that reached many people in a few days, what John valued was being around his colleagues.  Working as an independent sales rep, John enjoyed the time he got to spend getting to know the other reps in the industry. He would come home from the shows with stories of who was set up next to him, who he saw there, who he had dinner with, and how hard-working the organizers were!


Joshua Lapsker

Starline Industries

1943 – 2022

Born in Russia, Josh Lapsker immigrated to Israel as a boy with his family. At 12 years old, he would swim in nearby waters collecting timbers that had fallen off cargo ships and would sell them back on shore. Eventually, he settled in Montreal, Canada, with his family and would go on to forge a long career in promotional products.

Joshua designed and constructed pen printing machines for the Promotional Products Industry. As he learned this industry Joshua opened a promotional products company, Starline Industries Inc (CA) in 1969. As he grew this company his desire was to expand into the United States, so in 1992 Joshua opened a Buffalo, NY based company, Starline USA Inc (US). Mr. Lapsker designed and registered over 40 patents. Today this company holds numerous patents and is top supplier to the promotional products industry in North America employing over 130 people in Grand Island, NY.

Josh was heavily involved in philanthropy, specifically dealing in feeding needy children in Israel, USA and Canada. Josh is survived by three children, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


Teams will face off in the ultimate race of curation! See who can build a box of items the fastest…and all for a good cause.

Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City
October 19, 2022 – 11AM

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