Windsor, N.J. -- The Mercer County Community College (MCCC)
Athletics Department hosts its 20th Annual Golf Classic
on Tuesday, Oct. 4 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
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.
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.
members include: Victoria Baldwin, vice president of The Bank;
Doug Borden of Borden Perlman Insurance Company; David Fraytak
of Faridy, Veisz, Fraytak Architects; MCCC Foundation Chair
E. Karen Kennedy; Foundation member Thomas Kull; Nina Melker
of The Bank of Princeton, Scott Needham of Princeton Air Conditioning,
Inc.; 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.
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 Athletics Director and Assistant Dean for Student
Services John Simone, Mercer supporters are enthusiastic about
the event because they recognize the important role of athletics
in the lives of many college students. "Participation
on a sports team helps students develop leadership skills
and stay committed to earning their degrees. This event is
all about community members stepping up to ensure that our
athletes get the scholarships they need to attend college."
In the past year alone, 65 MCCC students have directly benefited
from athletic scholarships.
Vice President for College Advancement Mellissia Zanjani,
the college celebrates the contributions of these student
athletes, who add significantly to campus culture and represent
Mercer with distinction throughout the region and beyond.
"We are delighted to host an event that provides support
for them to pursue their academic goals," Zanjani said.
year was a successful one both in athletics and academics
for MCCC's nine teams. Highlights of the year include the
third place national finish for the men's tennis team, with
the second doubles team of Travis McCaughan and Juan Ramirez
winning the NJCAA national title. In women's tennis, Alison
Noll won the national title at no. 1 singles. The men's soccer
team advanced to the Northeast District final and the men's
basketball team advanced to the Region 19 final. Baseball
player James Pugliese was drafted by the Chicago Cubs. Nine
students were named All-Americans and three were named Academic
All-Americans. Thirty-three students were named to the Garden
State Athletic Conference's All-Academic Team. Twenty-two
student athletes will transfer to four-year schools in the
fall, many with athletic scholarships.
and/or sponsorship information, see
the tournament website here.
Participants and sponsors may complete their entire registration
online, including payment. A
printable registration form is also available here.
John Simone at (609) 570-3741 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
directions and other information about Mercer Oaks East Golf
Course, visit the course website here.