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.
members include Doug Borden of Borden Perlman Insurance Company;
David Fraytak of Faridy, Veisz, Fraytak Architects; MCCC Foundation
Chair E. Karen Kennedy; Thomas Kull; Tim Losch, Regional President,
Central Division, for Fulton Bankl; Nina Melker of Hopewell
Valley Community Bank; Scott Needham of Princeton Air Conditioning
Inc., and Steve Ritzau. The tournament is held in memory of
Mr. 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.
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 tuition assistance they need to attend college."
In the past year alone, 70 MCCC student athletes have directly
benefited from scholarship funds.
MCCC Vice President for College Advancement Mellissia Zanjani,
the college celebrates the contributions of these student
athletes, who add significantly to the 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
2011-12 year was a successful one both in sports and academics
for MCCC athletes. Mercer finished second nationally in women's
tennis, with no. 1 singles player Allison Noll again earning
the title; the men's tennis team took fourth place nationally.
The men's soccer team advanced to the Region 19 championship
game, as did the baseball team. Second-year softball player
Angela Marinos became Mercer's all-time offensive leader with
125 career hits. Twenty-one students were named to Region
19's All- Academic Team and 26 students were named to the
Garden State Athletic Conference's All-Academic Team. Twenty
athletes will transfer to four-year schools in the fall, many
with athletic scholarships. Six athletes were named NJCAA
All-Americans and three were
named NJCAA Academic All-Americans. The women's tennis was
selected as an NJCAA Academic All-American Team.
ticket and/or sponsorship information, see the tournament
Participants and sponsors may complete their entire registration
online, including payment. A printable registration form is
also available here.
questions, call 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.