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Stockton Golf Classic Raises More than $30,000 for Scholarships


120 Golfers Participate



For Immediate Release  

Friday, October 07, 2005

Contact:   Tim Kelly                                                             

                  Stockton Public Relations                                

                  (609) 652-4950                                         


GALLOWAY TWP., N.J. – What began as a small social event has evolved into a major fundraiser for The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.


The Third Annual Stockton Golf Classic, held September 29 on the beautiful West Course of the Blue Heron Pines Golf Club, netted more than $30,000 for the general scholarship fund of the Richard Stockton College Foundation.


Honorary Chairperson for the event was Dr. James Yoh, President and CEO, Galaxy Technology, LLC and Stockton Trustee.  Co-Chairpersons included Michelle Lenzmeier of Janney, Montgomery Scott LLC, and Raymond Lee Wasman of Atlantic City Electric and Stockton’s new Foundation President. 


Despite threatening skies, rain held off for most of the day’s activities, which included lunch, dinner and numerous special holes during the shotgun start, scramble format tournament: closest to the pin, longest drive, and three different opportunities to win cars with a hole-in-one. There was also a separate putting contest.


More than 120 golfers took part in the festivities. The winning foursome, representing AT&T was Mike Seigfried, Mike Angarone, Greg Thomas and Thomas Handabaka.  Second Place was the team from the Burlington County Times including Stockton Trustee and Times Publisher Stan Ellis, Nelson Mallon, Ken Long and Ron Martin. Third Place was the Stockton Golf Team of John Murphy, Nate Mark, Tom Chisolm and Coach Barry Ross. The Stockton team donated the value of its prize, an outing for a foursome at a local golf club, back to the live auction, to add to the funds raised for scholarships.


A scholarship recipient, freshman Thea Golden of Delran, spoke about her gratitude in receiving aid from the College.


“A lot of my friends who are middle-class students are finding it very difficult finding scholarship money,” she said. “As a result it presents problems in their ability to attend college. The fact that I was able to receive a scholarship from Stockton was one of the main reasons, along with strong academics, that I chose to attend.”