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Golfers Swing Into Action to Support Mercer County Community College Student Athletes

MCCC Foundation’s 32nd Annual Golf Classic draws more than 100 supporters


TRENTON, NJ – It was a great day for golf and an even better day to support Mercer County Community College (MCCC) student athletes, with more than 100 individuals coming out to hit the links and support the MCCC Foundation’s student-athlete scholarship fund during the 32nd Annual MCCC Golf Classic Oct. 2 at the Trenton Country Club.

“We are so fortunate to have so many partners dedicated to the success of our students, and that was very much on display during the Golf Classic,” said MCCC President Dr. Deborah E. Preston. “The students here today are the leaders of tomorrow, and the community is sending a clear message that hard work will be supported, and rewarded.”

More than $35,000 was raised for student-athlete scholarships. Approximately 110 student-athletes benefit from the scholarship funds raised through the annual tournament, with more than 30 current MCCC athletes attending this year to personally thank golfers for their support. Attendees at the Golf Classic luncheon included NJ Assemblyman Anthony Verrelli – a member of the MCCC Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2023 – and eight members of the MCCC Foundation’s Board of Directors.

In addition, 35 area businesses and individuals signed on as sponsors for the event, which included: Haldeman Auto Group; Bank of Princeton; PFM Management; Spiezle Architectural Group; Homasote; Suplee, Clooney & Co.; CBIZ Borden Perlman; Mercadein; Aamir Rehman and Hina Ghory; Princeton Cooling and Air; Rivertan Risk Management; Adams, Gutierrez & Lattiboudere LLC; Harrison-Hamnett, P.C.; Smires & Associates; Conover Building Maintenance; Fast Signs; The Fowler Family; Arlee’s Raw Blends; Stark Stark; IBEW 269; Sterling Title Agency; Xpand; Plumbers & Pipefitters; The Klim Family; Universal Display Corporation; Security Dynamics; Reginald Burroughs; Anthony Verrelli; Frontgate Wealth Management; Encompass Health; Melissa Tenzen; Robert Humes; and The Klockenbrink Family.

The Primo Hoagies foursome, consisting of Tom Destefano, Eric Elliott, John Senft, and Tony Lanni took first place in the tournament, with second place going to the Smires & Associates team, with members Kevin Kerins, Vincent Abene, Jon Sciortino, and Steve Lattin. There was no Hole in One winner, but Closest to the Pin winners were Russ Rossir (third hole), Miki Bennett (fifth hole), Don Calabro (tenth hole), Steve Lattin (thirteenth hole), and Jerry Slicner (fifteenth hole). Anthony Conover won the straightest drive on the twelfth hole.

Steve Vaughn was the winner of the 50/50 drawing, who donated his winnings back to the Foundation’s student athlete scholarship fund.

The MCCC Foundation also expressed their special thanks for contributions to the golf Classic, including Haldeman Lexus of Princeton (hole in one sponsor); Trenton Country Club (mini outing and foursome); Jasna Polana (foursome); Mercer Oaks (foursome); Cherry Valley Country Club (foursome); and Jammin’ Crepes (box of goodies).

About Mercer County Community College

Established in 1966, Mercer County Community College is a publicly supported comprehensive institution that provides opportunities for higher education through an open-door admission policy. The scenic 292-acre West Windsor Campus was opened in 1972 to serve the needs of Mercer County residents. MCCC’s James Kerney Campus, located in downtown Trenton, serves as an educational and cultural hub for city residents that meets the changing needs of thousands of students and community members seeking educational fulfillment and personal and career growth. President: Deborah E. Preston, Ph.D.;

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MCCC golf classic 2023 student athletes

Mercer County Community College student athletes came out to express their thanks to supporters of the 32nd Annual MCCC Foundation Golf Classic, a fundraiser for MCCC athletic scholarships.


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Mercer County Community College President Dr. Deborah E. Preston talks with golfers and supporters of the student athlete scholarship fund during the 32nd Annual MCCC Foundation Golf Classic.]


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The Primo Hoagies foursome was the winner of the 32nd Annual Mercer County Community College Foundation Golf Classic, a fundraiser for MCCC athletic scholarships. Team members: Tom Destefano, Eric Elliott, John Senft, and Tony Lanni.