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MCCC to Host Anniversary Golf Classic on Sept. 27 to Benefit Student Athletes


West Windsor, N.J. – Mercer County Community College (MCCC) invites friends and supporters of the college’s student athletes to hit the links on Tuesday, Sept. 27 for the MCCC Foundation’s Golf Classic for Scholarships, co-hosted by the Athletics Department.

The 25th annual tournament coincides with the celebration of the college’s 50th anniversary.  “Our plan this year is to expand the tournament, both the number of participants and our fundraising goals,” said Ed Gwazda, Executive Director of the Foundation.  “All of the funds we raise go directly to scholarships.  The passion and talent that our athletes bring to their sport on behalf of Mercer is inspiring to all of us.  We know that supporting their educational objectives is a solid investment in their future.”

The tournament will be held at Mercer Oaks in Princeton Junction.  The practice range for 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 event features a shotgun start, scramble format. Skill prizes include hole in one, longest drives for men and women, and closest-to-the-pin on four holes. The day concludes at 5:30 p.m. with an awards reception, silent auction and dinner.

Attendees at a recent Golf Classic planning meeting included, back row, from left, MCCC Athletics Director John Simone, Zachary Granata, Scott Needham, Dan Klim, MCCC Foundation Executive Director Ed Gwazda, and Brian McCloskey (MCCC representative); front row,  from left, MCCC athletes Kelly Greenwald (women’s cross country) and Dana Davies (women's soccer and basketball), Co-chairs Allen Silk and Lori Danko, Michael Procaccini and Andrea Jarvis. (Co-chair Dave Fraytak not pictured.)

The tournament is held in memory of Dr. Cynthia Shaffer, who served as a member of the MCCC Foundation Board and was an avid supporter of youth sports.

According to MCCC Athletics Director John Simone, the fundraiser helps numerous student athletes pursue their college goals every year.  “The resilience and determination of these athletes translates to a high success rate in the classroom.  We encourage the community to join with us to help make their success possible,” Simone said.

Co-chairs for the event are Lori Danko (DanMor Mechanical), David Fraytak, and Allen Silk (Stark and Stark). Other community members serving on the committee are: Brian Bennett (Haldeman Lexus), Sharon Cappella (Borden Perlman), Wayne DeAngelo, (NJ Assemblyman), John Donohue (The College of New Jersey), Paul Fitzgerald (First Choice Bank), Warren Flicker (Homasote), Zachary Granata (Rue Insurance), Marty Hammond (PFM Asset Management), Andrea Jarvis (Rider University), Daniel Klim (American Physical Therapy Association of New Jersey), Howard Levy (MCCC men’s basketball coach), Tim Losch (Fulton Bank), Scott Needham (Princeton Air Conditioning), Tom Perrino (Spiezle Architectural Group), Rocky L. Peterson (Hill Wallack), Michael Procaccini (Rivertan Risk Management, Inc.), Steve Ritzau, Debbie Schaeffer (Mrs. G TV and Appliances), Carolyn Sica (CBRE, Inc.), Richard Simkus (Prism Advisory), John Simone (MCCC Athletics Director), Dennis Walsingham (Glenmede Trust),  and Jeri Bogan Zielinski, Chair of the MCCC Foundation Board (Educational Testing Service).

For tickets to the golf tournament and/or sponsorship information, call 609-570-3616 or click here.  Participants and sponsors may register online. A printable registration form is also available online.

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