Cerritos College News Release August 2016

Cerritos College Foundation Golf Classic Raises Nearly $80,000 for Scholarships

Hole-in-one golfer wins a 2016 Hyundai Genesis

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Media Contact: Aya Abelon, Public Affairs; (562) 653-7878 

Hall in one golferNORWALK, Calif. – August 16, 2016 – The Cerritos College Foundation’s 31st Annual Golf Classic held on August 1 was a true hole in one. The event raised $78,800 for student scholarships, and for the first time in its 31 years, the tournament had a golfer score a hole-in-one on the prize hole. The winner received a 2016 Hyundai Genesis from the Hole in One Sponsor Norm Reeves Hyundai.

A well-attended field of golfers enjoyed a day of golf at Friendly Hills Country Club in Whittier for a great cause. During the dinner, the Foundation held the annual feature Fund a Scholarship. In total, $6,700 in scholarship donations was collected for foster youth. The live auction also raised $4,100.

“This year’s tournament was a tremendous success,” said Steve Richardson, executive director, Cerritos College Foundation and Community Advancement. “We extend special thanks to Tilden-Coil Constructors as our Title Sponsor and our corporate sponsors for their commitment to come alongside the Foundation in helping students achieve their educational goals.”

The tournament was supported by a number of sponsors, including Title Sponsor Tilden-Coil Constructors and Falcon Sponsor GST, Inc. A long list of corporate sponsors also contributed, including Alta Dena Certified Dairy, Canteen Vending and Office Refreshment Services, Couts Heating and Cooling, Inc., D.C.I. Engineers, Envise Co.,  Frantone’s Pizza & Spaghetti Villa, Gerald P. Roodzant, DDS., HMC Architects, HPI Architecture, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, P2S Engineering, Pepsi Bottling Company, RDM Electric Co., Inc., Sierra Lathing Co., S&K Engineers, Southland Motor Car Dealers Association (SMCDA), The Vinewood Company, Union Bank and Zebra Coffee.

Merrill Lynch, Mel Smith Electric, and GDL Best Contractors sponsored the annual Helicopter Ball Drop that kicked off the awards dinner. An energetic crowd gathered to see whose winning ball would drop in the hole. This year had only one lucky winner who won $2,000.

Golf courseThe 32nd Annual Cerritos College Foundation Golf Classic is scheduled for August 7, 2017 at Friendly Hills Country Club.

Following is the list of specialty and tee sponsors:
INDIVIDUAL TEE SPONSORS – AFLAC; Bob Arthur, Cerritos College Trustee, Area 1; City of Cerritos; City of Lakewood; CS & Associates, Inc.; Dan Clauss, Cerritos College Athletics; Diversified Business Services/Rena Sabers; Dr. Jose Fierro, Cerritos College President; Dr. Bob Hughlett, Retired Cerritos College Trustee; Dr. Sandra Salazar, Cerritos College Trustee, Area 6; Dr. Stephen B. Johnson, Vice President, Student Services; Dr. Wilford & Jean Michael; Gloria Kappe; Kenny’s Auto Service, HealthFirst Medical; Holiday Inn La Mirada; Honorable Dan Pratt; Jannet Malig; John Moore, Retired Cerritos College Trustee; L.A. Signs and Banners; Letner Roofing; Long Beach Financial Credit Union; Marisa Perez, Cerritos College Trustee, Area 4; Marukan Vinegar; Mr. B’s Tees; Norwalk Coordinating Council/Gordon Stefenhagen; Office Solutions; Optometric Vision Care Associates; SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union; Stephen Monteros; Tom and Marie Jackson; Viele & Sons Grocers

GOLF BALL SPONSOR – Marukan Vinegar, Inc. & Converse Consultants
LUNCH SPONSOR – Keenan and Associates
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST SPONSOR – Alta Dena Certified Dairy & Don Jose Coffee
HELICOPTER GOLF BALL DROP SPONSOR – Merrill Lynch, Mel Smith Electric & GDL Best Contractors
BEVERAGE SPONSOR – The Pepsi Bottling Group & Triangle Distributing
BEVERAGE CART SPONSOR – Lee & Stires, Inc. & Bayshore Building Interiors, Inc.
LAST ONE STANDING DRAWING – Audio Associates of San Diego
HOLE IN ONE SPONSOR – Norm Reeves Hyundai
DOOR PRIZE SPONSOR – Neal Family Foundation



About the Cerritos College Foundation: The Cerritos College Foundation, a non-profit organization, serves as a charitable vehicle for the community, individuals and alumni, to assist with financial support of Cerritos College. Visit the Foundation online at www.cerritos.edu/ccf.

About Cerritos College: Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college’s district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Annually, more than 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies, and enrollment currently averages 23,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at www.cerritos.edu.



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