The Brookdale Community College Foundation will host its 40th Annual Education Open Golf Outing on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Eagle Oaks Golf & Country Club in Farmingdale, NJ. Long considered one of the best charity outings in the region, the event raises funds for the “Invest in Student Success” Scholarship Fund.
The all-day event will feature driving range access at Eagle Oaks prior to a “mega” buffet brunch beginning at 10:30 a.m. The shotgun start for the full scramble tournament is set for 11:30 a.m. Golf carts and special gifts are included.
Following an afternoon on the fairways and greens, golfers are free to enjoy a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres followed by a gourmet awards dinner beginning at 6 p.m. The Awards Dinner Honorees are John O’Malley and Dave Kinsel, founders of Avon Pond. It serves the Shore area and surrounding communities by providing ice skating, pond hockey and numerous charitable and other events throughout the winter season. In addition, the Avon Pond sponsors annual events such as the Shore Conference Senior Showcase. The Avon Pond has no employees, is assembled and maintained by dedicated volunteers and receives no public funding. O’Malley received the ‘Emile Francis Award’ from the New York Rangers for 2015-2016 for his longstanding commitment to youth hockey.
Golfers will have ample chances to win individual and team prizes including two hole-in-one contests to win a lease on a new Infiniti donated by Circle Infiniti in West Long Branch and a two-year lease on a Cadillac donated by Gold Coast Cadillac of Oakhurst. The event will also feature a “Helicopter Ball Drop” with participants having the chance to win a cash prize.
The evening will feature awards presentations for individuals and teams, including special prizes for closest to the pin and longest drive, as well as blind skins games, a 50/50 cash raffle, silent and live auctions and much more. Varying levels of participation and sponsorship are available.
The Open will benefit the foundation’s “Invest in Student Success” scholarship fund, which provided more than $800,000 in scholarships and grants to support student success during the students during the 2018-20 school year.
“The scholarships are awarded to primarily working-class students who don’t qualify for federal or state aid but still have a financial need,” said Timothy Zeiss, executive director of the Foundation.
“Many of these students work full-time to pay for their education, making it difficult to juggle jobs and school simultaneously,” Zeiss said. “The scholarships allow them more time to concentrate on their studies and complete their degree.”
For more information on the Education Open, contact Tani Ortore at 732-224-2260 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.