For Immediate Release

Contact:Deborah Gilleran

Georgian Court University to Hold Centennial Golf Classic Fundraiser at Manasquan River Golf Club

Lakewood, N.J., March 28, 2008—Georgian Court University is holding its Centennial Golf Classic on Monday, April 21, at the Manasquan River Golf Club in Brielle, New Jersey. “It will be a great day of golf on this challenging course,” says Ross Basen, director of annual giving and specialist in charge of this year’s golf classic. “The proceeds will be going to the heart of GCU–our students and programs.” The annual fundraiser is in its 13th year, and this year is part of the university’s Centennial Celebration.

The day’s itinerary begins with registration at 10:00 a.m., followed by a barbecue brunch at 10:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 12:00 noon. Format of play will be a modified scramble, and participants will receive golf prizes for the closest-to-the-pin and men’s and women’s longest drives on all par 3 holes. Afterward, join other players for an open-bar cocktail reception, silent auction, and awards dinner. During the raffle drawing, participants can enter to win a $10,000 travel voucher to anywhere in the world, with only 300 tickets available.

Sponsorships start at $350 and go up to $10,000. The cost for a foursome, which includes greens fees, brunch, golf cart use, cocktail reception, and gourmet buffet dinner, is $2,000. The cost for an individual golfer is $675.

Georgian Court University will only allow 36 foursomes for this outing, so reservations are required to participate. Registration is required no later than April 14. For further information and to purchase an advance raffle ticket for $100, please contact Marcia Dickinson at the Office of Annual Giving at 732.987.2276. To register online, go to


The Manasquan River Golf Club offers an 18-hole course that offers variety to challenge the most experienced golfer. The front nine is very hilly, and the back nine is a links-style course.

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at 90 Woodbridge Center Drive in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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