Batavia, New York - The Genesee Community College Foundation and Cougar Classic Scholarship Honorary Chairperson, Mickey J. Hyde ’87, have confirmed the 7th Annual Cougar Classic Scholarship Scramble will take place on Monday, July 18, 2022 at the Stafford Country Club, 8873 Morganville Road (Rte. 237) in Stafford.
Hyde, a resident of LeRoy, earned an associate degree in Business and Marketing from GCC in 1987 when he was also named the College's Scholar-Athlete of the Year for his participation in baseball and bowling. As a baseball player, he was named to All-District, All-Region and All-Conference teams. After graduation, he played five seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies organization, culminating in a call up to Triple A Scranton Wilkes-Barre in 1993. During his career, he was named the Phillies Minor League Player of the Month in April 1991 and that year was named the Phillies "Outstanding Player of Spring Training." Hyde earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. In 2003, he joined Tompkins Bank of Castile and currently is vice president and branch manager of the Bank's LeRoy branch. He has served on the boards of Genesee Orleans Ministry of Concern, Leadership Genesee's Funding Committee, Wyoming County Community Action and GCC's Walkathon. He is a member of LeRoy-Pavilion-Stafford Kiwanis, the Rochester Press-Radio Club and the Sons of the American Legion.
“I am sincerely grateful to Mickey for serving as chair for the seventh annual Cougar Classic,” remarked Executive Director of the GCC Foundation, Justin Johnston. “He has supported our Cougar Pride Athletic Campaign, previous Cougar Classic tournaments and is a proud 2010 GCC Athletic Hall of Fame inductee. Mickey’s leadership is vital to so many areas of GCC, and I look forward to working with him on this important initiative to raise scholarship funds for our GCC students.”
The Cougar Classic Scholarship Scramble allows up to 36 foursomes for the 18-hole event at the esteemed Stafford Country Club. Sign-in starts at 11:00 a.m. with lunch available, and golfers tee off in “shotgun” style at 12:30 p.m. Registration is $150 per golfer and includes 18 holes of golf, a golf cart, all beer and nonalcoholic beverages during play, lunch and dinner with a cash bar, and much more! Those wishing to attend only dinner can do so for $40.
The registration deadline for golfers is July 1, 2022. Contact Director of Development and Alumni Affairs Jennifer Wakefield at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6265 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The golfer registration form is also available online at https://gccfoundationinc.org/cougar-classic/
Most importantly, all proceeds go directly to the GCC student scholarship program, making higher education possible for deserving students in our community.
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A photograph of 2022 Cougar Classic Chair Mickey Hyde, courtesy of GCC, is available at: https://marketing.genesee.edu/images/MickeyHyde2021.jpg