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Participants smiling in golf carts

October 18, 2017

OCC Foundation Golf Outing Succeeds in Raising Scholarship $$$

The Ocean County College Foundation netted over $48,000 at its 16th Annual Golf Outing at Pine Barrens Golf Club, Jackson, NJ, on Tuesday, October 10!  The major sponsor was the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation. Michael B. York (Toms River) chaired the event. Proceeds benefit the mission of the Ocean County College Foundation.

“We offer sincere appreciation to the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation, along with the many sponsors, donors, and supporters who helped make this year’s Golf Outing a success,” said Kenneth J. Malagiere, Executive Director of the Ocean County College Foundation.

Eighty golfers enjoyed a day of golf and an awards and cocktail reception along with “Beat the Pro” and “Putting” contests. New this year was a “Chippo” contest, which was very popular with the golfers. Chippo combines the backyard game of corn hole or beanbag toss with chipping – a type of golf shot that makes the ball pop up briefly into the air.

“Since the inception of our Golf Outing, 16 years ago, the OCC Foundation has raised over $850,000 to support the students of Ocean County College. By providing students with excellent educational opportunities, we provide them with an entryway to a new world of possibilities, a chance to better their own lives, as well as their families’ lives,” Malagiere added.

The Ocean County College Foundation is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to the growth and development of the College through scholarships, endowments, and capital and special projects. For more information on scholarships, please visit