Community members and local businesses are invited to tee off in support of local students at the 36th annual Education Open Golf Tournament, held Thursday, Sept. 24 at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club in Farmingdale.
The event, hosted by the Brookdale Community College Foundation, will help provide college scholarships to hundreds of local working-class students who do not quality for financial aid.
Tournament participants will have early access to the Eagle Oaks driving range beginning at 9:30 a.m., followed by a “mega” buffet brunch. The full scramble tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. Golf carts and special gifts will be provided.
Following the tournament, golfers are invited to a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres and a gourmet awards dinner in the Eagle Oaks clubhouse beginning at 5 p.m.
Special prizes will be awarded for individual and team achievements, including longest drive and “closest to the pin.” Blind skins games, a 50/50 cash raffle, and silent and live auctions will be offered as well.
A wide range of golf packages and sponsorship opportunities are available. The rain date for the tournament is Sept. 28.
The tournament will benefit the Brookdale Foundation’s “Building Minds, Building Futures” scholarship fund, which has provided nearly $4 million in scholarships to more than 6,500 students over the past 15 years.
“Many of these students are balancing full-time jobs, family obligations and college in an effort to improve their lives,” said Timothy Zeiss, executive director of the foundation. “The Education Open is a rare opportunity to play on a championship golf course, have some fun and support some truly deserving members of our community.”
To register for the tournament or for more information call Tani Ortore at 732-224-2260 or visit www.brookdalecc.edu/foundation.