Fundraiser to Take Place at the Rockaway River Country Club in Denville – Posted 9/6/2016
RANDOLPH, NJ â€” The County College of Morris (CCM) Foundation will host its annual golf outing fundraiser for the second year in a row at the Rockaway River Country Club in Denville, on Monday, September 26.
The annual outing raises funds for the collegeâ€™s scholarship program as well as a new fund to assist U.S. military veteran students.
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 once again offer our golfers 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 seventh annual Corporate Challenge in which corporations and organizations compete for a separate prize. Last yearâ€™s winners were: the CCM Class of â€™83 (low gross) and Investors Bank (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 be dedicated to that effort.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.
Photo: The Rockaway River Country Club, the site of this yearâ€™s County College of Morris Foundation annual golf outing fundraiser.