Co-chairs for the tournament are MCCC trustee, Rev. William Coleman, and MCCC Foundation Board member Lori Danko. Committee members include Ehab Abousabe of Signature Abstract (Foundation Board member); Paul Fitzgerald of First Bank; David Fraytak Sr. (Foundation Board member); E. Karen Kennedy of Merrill Lynch (Foundation Board member); Tom Kull (Foundation Board member); Tim Losch of Fulton Bank (Foundation Board member); Nina Melker of Hopewell Valley Bank (Foundation Chair); Scott Needham of Princeton Air Conditioning Inc. (Foundation Board member); Steve Ritzau; and Tom Wilfrid, president of the MCCC Professor Emeriti Association.
The practice range for tournament participants opens at 10:30 a.m. Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m., with tee-off at 12:30 p.m. The tournament features a shotgun start, scramble format.
Skill prizes include hole in one, longest drives for men and women, and closest-to-the-pin on four holes. The tournament concludes at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception, silent auction and awards dinner. Golfers and dinner-only guests will enjoy the premiere facilities available in the Mercer Oaks clubhouse. The cost for a foursome is $800; twosomes are $400; and individual golfers are $200. (Foursomes will be arranged for individual golfers.) For non-golfers, tickets for the cocktail reception and awards dinner may be purchased separately at a cost of $100. The tournament is open to the public.
There are numerous opportunities for event sponsorships, starting at $5,000 for the main tournament sponsor and $2,500 for the Front Nine and Back Nine. Other opportunities include hole and tee sponsorships, beverage cart and more. Sponsors receive a variety of benefits based on their level of participation. Silent auction items and prize donations are also welcome. The event has already received silent auction donations for golf foursomes at area courses.
According to MCCC Athletics Director and Assistant Dean for Student Services John Simone, Mercer welcomes participants from the corporate and philanthropic community who support the event every year, but is seeking to expand that support this year.
“Every dollar we raise will be used for scholarships to support our student athletes, for whom Mercer is not only an opportunity to grow as athletes and as leaders, but is also the starting point for their future academic success. We embrace our role in their lives and invite the community to be a part of our mission,” Simone said.
He adds that 2013 marked the largest list of student athletes receiving academic honors in his 16 years as athletics director. He notes that close to 90 percent of students who participate on one of MCCC’s nine sports teams complete their degrees and/or transfer to four-year colleges.
For tickets to the golf tournament and/or sponsorship information, call 609-570-3740 or visit www.mccc.edu/golf, where participants may register online or print the registration form.
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