Cerritos College Foundation Golf Classic Raises $65,300

Cerritos College Foundation Golf Classic Raises $65,300


Cerritos College Foundation Golf Classic Raises $65,300


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 5, 2014

Media Contact: Aya Abelon, Public Affairs; (562) 653-7878

NORWALK, Calif. – September 5, 2014 – The Cerritos College Foundation raised $65,300 at its 29th Annual Golf Classic on August 4 at Friendly Hills Country Club in Whittier. A well-attended field of golfers enjoyed a complimentary putting competition and then hit the links for a day of golf.

“This year’s tournament exceeded our expectations and was a tremendous success,” said Cerritos College Foundation board member and chairman of the 2014 Golf Classic Committee, Nick Van Hoogmoed. “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.”

The tournament had a record number of sponsors, including Title Sponsor Tilden-Coil Constructors and Falcon Sponsor GST, Inc. A long list of corporate sponsors also contributed, including Alta Dena Certified Dairy, Canteen Vending and Office Refreshment Services, Caston, Inc., Frantone’s Pizza & Spaghetti Villa, Gerald P. Roodzant, DDS., HMC Architects, HPI Architecture, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, P2S Engineering, RDM Electric Co., Inc. S&K Engineers, Southland Motor Car Dealers Association (SMCDA), The Pepsi Bottling Group, The Vinewood Company, Union Bank and Zebra Coffee.

Merrill Lynch sponsored the annual Helicopter Ball Drop that kicked off the awards dinner. An energetic crowd gathered to see whose winning ball would drop in the hole. This year had only one lucky winner who won $2,000.

The Foundation announced a new feature to its annual event called Fund a Scholarship. In total, $2,850 in scholarship donations was collected for veterans and foster youth. The live auction also raised $3,000.

The Foundation presented Cerritos College students Jamie Ramirez and Arianna Hernandez with the 2014 Nancy Kelly Academic Scholarship awarded each year to outstanding female athletes in softball who display high academic achievement.

Jamie will pursue a teaching career at North Carolina A&T State University’s award-winning School of Education. Upon graduation, she will earn a teaching credential in addition to a degree in elementary education

Arianna has always had a strong desire to become a registered nurse. She believes nursing is her life’s calling and the profession that gives her the privilege to serve others with integrity and compassion. Arianna will transfer to California State University, San Bernardino.

The 30th Annual Cerritos College Foundation Golf Classic is scheduled for August 3, 2015 at Friendly Hills Country Club.

Following is the list of tee and specialty sponsors:

INDIVIDUAL TEE SPONSORS – AFLAC; Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo; Bob Arthur, Cerritos College Trustee, Area 1; Century 21 My Real Estate, Downey/George E. Gordon; Cerritos College Advanced Transportation, Technology & Energy; Cerritos College Athletics; Cerritos College Fast Pitch Softball; City of Cerritos; City of Lakewood; Control Technologies West, Inc.; CS & Associates, Inc.; Dr. David El Fattal, Vice President, Business Services; Diversified Business Services/Rena Sabers; Dr. Bob Hughlett, Cerritos College Trustee, Area 7; Dr. JoAnna Schilling, Vice President, Academic Affairs; Dr. Linda L. Lacy, President/Superintendent; Dr. Mary Ann Gularte, Vice President, Human Resources; Dr. Sandra Salazar, Cerritos College Trustee, Area 6; Dr. Shin Liu, Cerritos College Trustee Area 5; Dr. Stephen B. Johnson, Vice President, Student Services; Dr. Wilford & Jean Michael; Gloria & Sherman Kappe; Hall & Foreman, Inc.; HealthFirst Medical; Holiday Inn La Mirada; Honorable Dan Pratt; Jesse Urquidi, Norwalk-La Mirada U.S.D. Board Member; John Moore, Retired Cerritos College Trustee; L.A. Signs and Banners; Linda Larsen, LPGA; Los Cerritos Center; Marisa Perez, Cerritos College Trustee, Area 4; Melody Topping Glass Artist; Merrill Lynch; Mr. B’s Tees; Nancy Kelly Academic Scholarship; Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Cerritos; Northwood University; Norwalk Coordinating Council/Gordon Stefenhagen; Office Solutions; Optometric Vision Care Associates; Palms to Balms/Sue Galvao; Parker & Covert; Inc.; SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union; Stephen Monteros; Tom and Marie Jackson; Van Diest Bros.; Verne’s Plumbing, Inc.; Viele & Sons Grocers


LUNCH SPONSOR – Keenan and Associates



BEVERAGE SPONSOR – The Pepsi Bottling Group; Triangle Distributing Co.


LAST ONE STANDING DRAWING – Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo


About the Cerritos College Foundation: The Cerritos College Foundation, a non-profit organization, serves as a charitable vehicle for the community, individuals and alumni, to assist with financial support of Cerritos College. Visit the Foundation online at