MCCC Golf Classic Raises Funds for Student-Athletes


Clouds gave way to beautiful sunshine, as the MCCC Athletics Department welcomed 84 golfers to the Mercer Oaks West Golf Club in West Windsor on Oct. 6. The 17th Annual MCCC Golf Classic provided college supporters and friends a chance to enjoy a day of golf and celebration while raising scholarship dollars for the college's student-athletes.

The event raised approximately $15,000 that will be donated to the college's athletic scholarship program. In her greeting to the assembled golfers, MCCC President Patricia Donohue emphasized the college's gratitude for their participation in the tournament. "Your commitment gives our student-athletes the message that the community is behind them and it enables Mercer to continue to provide a quality education for this group of students, which represents the college with distinction on the regional and national stage," Donohue said. Fourteen MCCC athletes came out to the event to assist on the course.

The day of golf concluded with an awards banquet. The winning team included Tom Perrino, Gary Houghton and Phil Voorhees. The second place team was Bob Klee, Joe Sudol, John Sinagra and Shawn Rooney. Adding to the festivities was a silent auction and gifts donated by a long list of supporters.

Community members who served on this year's committee included Doug Borden, of Borden Perlman Insurance, Dave Fraytak, of Faridy, Veisz, Fraytak, Michele Siekerka, Esq., president and CEO of the Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce, Ken Stout and Steve Ritzau. The event is held in memory of Mr. Ritzau's wife, Dr. Cynthia Schaffer, a local physician who served on the MCCC Foundation Board. A true community leader, Dr. Schaffer was dedicated to giving back to the community, focusing her efforts on children's health and youth sports.

Among the top sponsors for tournament were Mr. Fraytak and Mr. Ritzau, along with Spiezle Architectural Group, Borden and Perlman Insurance, Waters and Bugbee, Inc., Great Eastern Technologies, LLC, and Architectural Window Manufacturing Corporation. Other sponsors included Security Dyamics, Clarke Caton Hintz, NAPCO Inc., Roma Bank, Church Brick, Metropolitan Technologies, LLC, Waters and Bugbee, Inc., CMX Community Foundation, French and Parrello, Kucker Haney Paints, Griffith Electric Supply Co., Pisauro, Levy & Palombo CPAs, Effinger's All Seasons, Hill International.

The winning team, from Spiezle Architectural Group,
included, from left, Phil Voorhees,
Gary Houghton and Tom Perrino.
MCCC student-athletes came out to support the
tournament, whose proceeds are used for scholarships.

President Patricia Donohue thanked golfers for
supporting the Student-Athlete Scholarship program.
Committee member Dave Fraytak,
of Faridy, Veisz, Fraytka, center,is set for golf.
Foundation Board Chair Timothy Losch registers for the event. Also pictured are MCCC staff members Rosanne Zarrilli, left, and Barbara Prince.
MCCC Dean and Athletics Director John Simone,
left, with committee member Steve Ritzau.
Committee member Doug Borden, far right,
with other members of his foursome, from left,
Bill Kelly, Jeff Perlman, and Sharon Capella.

The foursome from Architectural Window Manufacturing included, from left, Rob Laino, Bryan Smith,Jim Fillipo and Michael Laino.

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