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Cerritos College Foundation Golf Classic Raises $80,000

Tilden-Coil Constructors and Other Corporate Sponsors Raise Funds for Student Scholarships and Programs

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


Golf courseNORWALK, Calif. – August 21, 2017 – The Cerritos College Foundation raised $80,000 in scholarship funds at its 32nd Annual Golf Classic on August 7.

A well-attended field of golfers enjoyed a beautiful day playing for a great cause. The golfers also enjoyed other activities including a putting competition, a chance to win a free Hyundai Genesis, and circle and prize holes.

The annual Helicopter Ball Drop, sponsored by Merrill Lynch and Parker & Covert at the beginning of the awards dinner drew a crowd to the outdoor patio to see who will have the winning ball dropped in the hole. This year had four lucky winners. The Fund-A-Scholarship portion of the evening called for donations to support former foster youth students, raising a record $13,400. “This was a stellar year for the golf tournament,” said the Golf Classic Committee Chairman Jesse Urquidi. “I’d like to thank the sponsors, volunteers and golf committee for their efforts in supporting student success.”

The tournament was supported by a number of sponsors, including Title Sponsor Tilden-Coil Constructors. A long list of Corporate Sponsors also contributed, including Canteen Vending and Office Refreshment Services, Couts Heating and Cooling, Inc., Envise Co., Frantone’s Pizza & Spaghetti Villa, Gerald P. Roodzant, DDS., HMC Architects, HPI Architecture, Kaiser Permanente, Koury Engineering, Marukan Vinegar (U.S.A), Inc., Neal Family Foundation, P2S Engineering Inc., S&K Engineers, Southland Motor Car Dealers Association (SMCDA), The Pepsi Bottling Group, The Vinewood Company, TYR, Inc., Union Bank and Zebra Coffee.

The 33rd Annual Cerritos College Foundation Golf Classic is scheduled for August 6, 2018 at Friendly Hills Country Club in Whittier.

Following is the list of tee and specialty sponsors:
INDIVIDUAL TEE SPONSORS – AFLAC- Joseph Derthick, Apffels Fine Coffees, Bob and Sue Arthur, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo, Athletics Department-Cerritos College, Advanced Transportation Technology and Energy, Carmen Avalos (Cerritos College Trustee Area 2), James Cody Birkey (Cerritos College Trustee Area 3), Buddy Broome Investing, Martha Camacho-Rodriguez (Cerritos College Trustee Area 1), City of Cerritos, Converse Consultants, Diversified Business Services, Dr. Jose & Melanie Fierro, HealthFirst Medical Group, Holiday Inn La Mirada, Dr. Bob Hughlett, Tom & Marie Jackson, Dr. Stephen Johnson, Gloria & Sherman Kappe, Kenny’s Auto Service, City of Lakewood, Zurich Lewis (Cerritos College Trustee Area 7), Felipe R. Lopez, Merrill Lynch, Dr. Wilford Michael, Stephen Monteros, John Moore, Mr. B’s Tees, Norwalk –La Mirada U.S.D. Jesse Urquidi, Optometric Vision Care Associates, Marisa Perez (Cerritos College Trustee Area 4), The Honorable Dan Pratt, Gordon Stefenhagen, SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, The Mailbox Man, Van Diest Bros, Verne’s Plumbing, Viele & Sons.

BAG TAG SPONSOR – Student Insurance
BEVERAGE CART SPONSORS – Lee & Stires, Inc. & Verne’s Plumbing
BEVERAGE SPONSORS – Anheuser-Busch, The Pepsi Bottling Group; Triangle Distributing Co.
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST & COFFEE SPONSORS - Alta Dena Certified Dairy, The Mailbox Man, Don Francisco Coffee
HELICOPTER GOLF BALL DROP SPONSOR – Merrill Lynch and Parker & Covert
HOLE-IN-ONE SPONSOR – Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore, Cerritos
LAST ONE STANDING SPONSOR – Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
LUNCH SPONSOR – K.A.R. Construction, Inc. and Keenan & Associates
PUTTING COMPETITION SPONSOR – Dr. Gary Pritchard and Verne’s Plumbing
SHIRT SPONSOR – RDM Electric Co., Inc.


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

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



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