Golf Classic raises $58K for college foundation

NORWALK - The Cerritos College Foundation raised $58,000 in scholarship funds at its 27th Annual Golf Classic held Aug. 6 at Friendly Hills Country Club in Whittier, school officials announced this week."This year's tournament was a tremendous success," said Cerritos College Foundation board member and chairman of the 2012 Golf Classic Committee, Jesse Urquidi. "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." Joining Tilden-Coil Constructors were GST, Inc as Falcon Sponsor and corporate sponsors Canteen Vending and Office Refreshment Services, Frantone's Pizza & Spaghetti Villa, Fresh Dairy Direct, Gerald P. Roodzant, DDS., Hill Partnership Architects, Keenan and Associates, Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, P2S Engineering, Southland Motor Car Dealers Association, tBP Architecture, The Pepsi Bottling Group, The Vinewood Company, Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co., and Zebra Coffee. A well-attended field of golfers enjoyed a complimentary putting competition sponsored by Musty Putters and then hit the links for a day of golf. The annual Helicopter Ball Drop at the beginning of the awards dinner drew a crowd to see who will have the winning ball dropped in the hole. This year had three winners. Los Cerritos Center Marketing Manager Megan Richardson served as auctioneer for the live auction and promptly raised $5,725 for such items as a timeshare in Palm Desert, Big Horn Golf Club and tickets to an Angels baseball game in one of the exclusive suites behind home plate. The Foundation presented Cerritos College students Maiya Tallakson and Alexxa Sanabria the 2012 Nancy Kelly Academic Scholarship, awarded each year to outstanding female athletes in softball who displays high academic achievement. Athletic training major Tallakson transferred to Clark University in Dubuque, Iowa, this fall and plays softball while pursuing her bachelor's degree. Sanabria received her A.A. in behavioral science from Cerritos College and began studying psychology at Mayville State University in North Dakota this fall and continues to play softball. The 28th Annual Cerritos College Foundation Golf Classic is scheduled for August 5, 2013 at Friendly Hills Country Club.

********** Published: September 20, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 23