Proceeds to Support New Veterans Fund – Posted 7/28/15
The County College of Morris (CCM) Foundation will host its annual golf outing fundraiser at a new venue this year â€“ the Rockaway River Country Club in Denville â€“ on Monday, September 28.
Founded in 1915 and designed by Devereaux Emmet, Rockaway Riverâ€™s 6,561, par 72 course is considered one of the most beautiful in northwestern New Jersey. Emmetâ€™s courses include the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, MD, and Bethpage in New York.
â€śWeâ€™re thrilled to be able to move our event to one of our areaâ€™s most prestigious courses,â€ť said Joseph Vitale, president of the CCM Foundation. â€śPlayers will find it challenging but fair. There are many golfers who have always wanted to play Rockaway River. Now theyâ€™ll have the chance.â€ť
The day begins with registration and lunch at 10:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Modified scramble rules will be in play and awards will be presented for both menâ€™s and womenâ€™s low gross and low net. In addition, the outing will offer the sixth annual Corporate Challenge in which corporations and organizations compete for a separate prize. Last yearâ€™s winners include New Jersey Natural Gas (low gross) and Solix Inc. (low net).
Half of the proceeds from this yearâ€™s outing will be dedicated to the new CCM Fund for Veterans and Families. The fund will allow CCM veteran students and/or their dependents to apply for non-academic assistance such as housing expenses, day-care and wellness support.
â€śOur population of U.S. military veteran students has been growing,â€ť Vitale said, â€śand this new fund allows us to help them with expenses that are not covered under the new GI Bill. Half of the proceeds from this yearâ€™s outing will help get that fund off the ground.â€ť
The outing will also offer participants the chance to compete for hole-in-one prizes, trips and cars. In addition, Presenting Sponsors will have the opportunity to add a U.S. military veteran to their foursomes.
Corporate foursomes, sponsorships and individual players are being sought. For more information, please call 973-328-5060 or visit www.ccm.edu/foundation/golf2015.
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Photo: The 18th fairway at Rockaway River Country Club, the site of this yearâ€™s County College of Morris Foundation annual golf outing fundraiser.