First Annual Cougar Classic Scheduled for July 25th at Stafford CC

Golf Tournament to Benefit Student Scholarships
Sun, 05/20/2007 - 16:47 - Honorary Chair Jerry Reinhart

Batavia, NY- Mark your calendars for Monday, July 25, 2016 to take part in Genesee Community College’s first-ever Cougar Classic Scholarship Scramble golf tournament at Stafford Country Club, 8873 Morganville Rd. (Rte. 237) Stafford. As the College recognizes its 50th Anniversary with more than 24,000 alumni, this new and exciting event offers a fun and fantastic opportunity to celebrate GCC’s golden anniversary and raise money for student scholarships.

 “For Stafford Country Club to welcome the College for this event, it’s pretty special,” Drew Crofts, GCC sports information coordinator and tournament committee member said. “It’s a rare opportunity to play at one of the top courses in the area, contribute to a great cause –all while having a great time!”

Up to 36 foursomes will take part in the 18-hole event, which tees off in “shotgun” style at 12:30 p.m.

Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a light lunch available. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., golfers are invited to attend dinner at the course where a silent auction and prize drawings will conclude the event. Games including Skins, Beat the Pro, Longest Drive (Men’s and Women’s), Closest to the Pin and a Putting Contest will add fun and excitement to the day and give golfers that chance to walk away with one of a number of prizes.

The Honorary Chair of the first annual event will be Jerry Reinhart, Class of 1971, the founder of Access Rentals and president of Reinhart Enterprises, Inc. He was among the first group of distinguished alumni to be inducted into Genesee Community College’s Alumni Hall of Fame.

Sponsorships are available from $100 - $3,000 and in-kind support of all levels are welcomed. A wish list includes banners, signs, media sponsor, t-shirt sponsor, imprinted items such as towels and gloves, gift bag and gift basket items, and any additional items for our silent auction. All other support is welcomed, including volunteers to help throughout the day.

Currently, gracious sponsors include Clark Patterson Lee of Batavia; Freed Maxick of Buffalo; Pinnacle Manufacturing Company, Inc., Batavia; SJF Construction, Darien Center; Metrix Marketing of Rochester; with additional in-kind support from Print2Web, Genesee Valley Penny Saver, TLF Graphics of Fairport, and TF Browns of Batavia. Ken Barrett Chevrolet will sponsor an exciting hole-in-one contest, giving golfers a chance to win a car. Additional sponsors, volunteers and fun teams following a theme are all welcome at the College’s first-ever Cougar Classic! With GCC’s 50th anniversary underway, lots of possibilities for themed teams exist.

“Are there any GCC retirees out there who want to play, while seeing old friends and colleagues? How about an old versus new WGCC announcers?” Crofts suggested. “Maybe some student athletes from way back would like to share a laugh or two with Coach Spiotta. Or how about ‘SOMF’ players from the earliest years? This is going to be an incredibly fun golf outing.”

The cost per foursome is $600, or $150 per individual golfer. If you are interested in attending the event and supporting local students but can’t make the golf tournament, the dinner-only option is only $20 per person. The registration deadline is June 16, 2016, so don’t wait until the last minute! Celebrate GCC’s 50th Anniversary and help support GCC student scholarships."

For further information, including golf and sponsorship registration and event updates, check out the Cougar Classic website at or email any member of the Planning Committee which includes: Jackie Christenson (, John Witkowski (, Russ Romano (, Jackie Whiting (, Ron Spiotta (, Drew Crofts ( Jim Tuttle (

For general information, contact Marketing Communications Associate Director Donna Rae Sutherland at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6616, or via email:

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