Annual Golf Classic on October 6
To Benefit Student Athletes
Mercer County Community College(MCCC) Athletics Department hosts its
18th Annual Golf Classic on Tuesday, October 6 at the Mercer Oaks
East Golf Course. The 18-hole championship course is located on a
beautifully landscaped site adjacent to Mercer County Park in West
Windsor, N.J. Proceeds from the tournament will be donated to the
MCCC Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund.
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.
on the Oct. 6 Golf Classic are, from left, MCCC's John Simone and
Mellissia Zanjani, and Dave Fraytak, of Faridy, Veisz, Fraytak Architects.
They are pictured with MCCC student-athletes Danielle Juricic, Michael
Douglas and Carly Blanton.
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 an awards reception,
door prizes and dinner. Golfers and party-only guests will enjoy the premiere
facilities available in the Mercer Oaks clubhouse.
MCCC Vice President for College Advancement Mellissia Zanjani notes that
"community members dedicated to the success of our student athletes
are at the heart of this event." Committee members include: Foundation
Board members David Fraytak of Faridy, Veisz, Fraytak Architects, Thomas
Kull, Timothy Losch of The Bank, Scott Needham of Princeton Air Conditioning,
Inc., and Michele Siekerka, Esq., president and CEO of the Mercer Regional
Chamber of Commerce, as well as Doug Borden of Borden Perlman Insurance
Company and Steven Ritzau. The tournament is held in memory of Ritzau's
late wife, Dr. Cynthia Schaffer, an MCCC Foundation board member and area
physician. Schaffer strongly supported Mercer's mission and was an ardent
sports enthusiast, especially in golf and youth tennis.
According to John Simone, MCCC assistant dean for student services and
director of athletics, in the past year alone, 60 MCCC students have directly
benefited from athletic scholarships. "Many of our students come
to college with the initial goal to be athletes. Our objective is for
them to become student-athletes and then to become career focused. We
strive to see that progression from athlete to student-athlete to students
focused on transfer and careers," he explained. Simone reports that
19 Mercer athletes are slated to transfer to four-year schools this fall,
many with athletic scholarships. He adds that Mercer's emphasis on small
class size, accessible professors, and numerous support services makes
the college an ideal environment to insure student success.
The cost for a foursome is $800, twosomes are $400, and individual golfers
are $200. For non-golfers, tickets for the awards dinner may be purchased
separately at a cost of $100. The tournament is open to the public. There
are numerous opportunities to participate as an event sponsor starting
at $5,000 for a title sponsor and ranging down to $160 for a hole sponsor.
Sponsors receive a variety of benefits based on their level of participation.
Prize donations are also welcome.
ticket or sponsorship information, call (609) 570-3740 or see tournament
A printable registration form is available here.
For directions and other information about Mercer Oaks East Golf Course,
visit the course website here.
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