N.J. -- For the first time in years, clouds and showers ruled
the skies, but did not dampen the spirits of the 80 participants
who came out for MCCC's 19th Annual Golf Classic on Oct. 5.
Hosted by the Athletics Department at Mercer Oaks Golf Course,
the event raised funds that will be donated to the MCCC Student-Athlete
Scholarship Fund. Last year tournament proceeds assisted 51
student athletes with their college education. The tournament
is held in memory of area physician, Dr. Cynthia Schaffer,
who served on the MCCC Foundation Board and was an ardent
sports enthusiast, especially in golf and youth tennis.
on the course was followed by a banquet dinner, which included
a silent auction of donated sports and other valuable items,
and the presentation of awards by MCCC Athletics Director
noted that athletics plays a valuable role at the community
college level. "Participation on a sports team is both
an academic motivator and a character builder," he said.
"This showing of community support encourages our athletes
to stay on track academically and continue on a productive
winners included the foursome of Scott Spiezle of Spiezle Architecture
Group Inc., Michael Wargo, Brian Keane and Matt Wolski. Awards
were also given for second place, longest drives for men and
women, and closest-to-the-pin on four holes.
the assembled guests, Foundation Chair E. Karen Kennedy expressed
her gratitude to this special group that has made MCCC student
athletes a priority - both the dedicated members of the Golf
Committee and the event's many golfers. Also participating
in the festivities were MCCC Vice President Guy Generals and
Executive Dean Diane Campbell.
Community members who served on the Golf Committee included
Doug Borden of Borden Perlman Insurance Company; David Fraytak
of Faridy, Veisz, Fraytak Architects; E. Karen Kennedy; Thomas
Kull; Timothy Losch of The Bank; Nina Melker of Bank of Princeton,
Scott Needham of Princeton Air Conditioning, Inc.; and Steve
corporate and individual sponsors contributed to the event.
Target sponsors, whose donation included a tournament foursome
and a tee/green sponsorship, were: Architectural Window Manufacturing
Corporation; Borden and Perlman Insurance; Coryell Tree Service;
Faridy Veisz Fraytak, P.C.; Harrison-Hamnett, P.C.; Honeywell;
Steve Ritzau; Spiezle Architecture Group Inc.; and Tom Kull.
Foursome sponsors included Thomas Edison State College, Philadelphia
Insurance Company, Great Eastern Technologies, and Merrill
Green Sponsors were: Bank of Princeton; Griffith Electric
Supply Co.; Haldeman Dealerships; Hopewell Valley Community
Bank; Kucker Haney Paints; Mrs. G; Pisauro Levy Palumbo CPAS,
P.A.; Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton;
Roma Bank; Ronald A. Curini Appraisal Inc.; the Family of
Dr. Cynthia Schaffer; and Stark & Stark.
the tournament, from left, are MCCC Athletics Director John
Simone, Golf Committee members Scott Needham, Steve Ritzau,
and Dave Fraytak, and MCCC Vice President Guy Generals.