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GCU to Hold Centennial Golf Classic Fund-Raiser at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club

Lakewood, N.J., Apr. 2, 2009—Georgian Court University is holding its Centennial Golf Classic on Monday, April 27, at the Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club in Farmingdale, New Jersey. All proceeds from the Centennial Golf Classic will be used to benefit the students of Georgian Court University. The annual fund-raiser is in its 14th 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 be awarded golf prizes for the closest-to-the-pin on designated par 3 hole and men’s and women’s longest drives; and more. Afterward, join other players for an open-bar cocktail reception, silent auction, and awards dinner. During the raffle drawing, participants can enter to win up to $10,000 cash with only 400 tickets available.

Sponsorships start at $300 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 $1,900. The cost for an individual golfer is $500.

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 www.georgian.edu/golf.

ABOUT THE COURSE
The Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club is a highly-ranked practice facility which features a full driving range with multiple target greens, a 75-yard short game practice area including bunkers, fairway and rough, multiple putting greens, and a private teaching area.

Eagle Oaks has played host for many prestigious golf tournaments, including the U.S. Open Local Qualifying Tournament in 2001 and 2004, the 1991 New Jersey PGA Championship, the 1992 New Jersey State Amateur Championship, and most recently, the New Jersey State Mid Amateur Championship.

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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