Golf Classic on Oct. 5
To Benefit Student Athletes
Windsor, N.J. -- The Mercer County Community College (MCCC)
Athletics Department hosts its 19th Annual Golf Classic on Tuesday,
Oct. 5 at the Mercer Oaks West 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
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
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 Athletics Department is making final plans for its 19th
Annual Golf Classic, to be held Oct. 5 at Mercer Oaks Golf
Course. Pictured from left are committee members Scott Needham
and Steve Ritzau, MCCC President Patricia Donohue, student
athletes Brianna Byrne, Marissa Segal, Mike Esola, Brittney
Fornarotto, Azaria Crews and MCCC Athletics Director John
Foundation Board members serving on the Golf Committee include:
David Fraytak of Faridy, Veisz, Fraytak Architects; MCCC Foundation
Chair E. Karen Kennedy; Thomas Kull; Timothy Losch of The Bank;
Nina Melker of the Bank of Princeton, and Scott Needham of Princeton
Air Conditioning, Inc. Also serving on the committee are: Doug Borden,
of Borden Perlman Insurance Company, and Steve 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.
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 awards dinner may be purchased separately
at a cost of $100. The tournament is open to the public.
are numerous opportunities to participate as an event sponsor, starting
at $5,000 for a title sponsorship and ranging down to $160 for a
hole sponsorship. Sponsors receive a variety of benefits based on
their level of participation. Prize donations are also welcome.
to MCCC Vice President for College Advancement Mellissia Zanjani,
community members support the event because they recognize the importance
of athletics for many students. "Athletics can be a powerful
motivator that translates into success in the classroom," Zanjani
said. "This event is all about people stepping up to ensure
that our athletes get the scholarship funding they need to pursue
their academic goals." In the past year alone, 72 MCCC students
have directly benefited from athletic scholarships.
John Simone, MCCC assistant dean for student services and director
of athletics, "The college is committed to nurturing and celebrating
the contributions of these students, who add significantly to our
campus culture and to the reputation of the college as a whole.
In return, their participation on a sports team enriches their time
here, in some cases making their education possible. They learn
lessons that will stay with them for life."
2009-10 year was an exceptionally successful one for MCCC's eight
teams. Six earned either Region 19 or Garden State Athletic Conference
titles and three teams competed at national tournaments. Four students
were named All-Americans and three were named Academic All-Americans.
Thirty-one student athletes will transfer to four-year schools in
the fall, many with athletic scholarships. This is the one of the
college's largest transfer groups ever, according to department
ticket or sponsorship information, see the tournament website here;
or call John Simone at (609) 570-3740; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reservations may be made online;
a printable registration form is also available.
directions and other information about Mercer Oaks West Golf Course,
visit the course website here.
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