Niagara College Golf Classic generates $68,000 in support of scholarships and bursaries

The Niagara College Foundation hit a hole-in-one again this year, during the 2010 Niagara College Foundation Golf Classic, raising $34,000 for scholarships and bursaries. When the matching formula from the Ontario Trust for Student Support program is applied, at least $68,000 will be added to the College’s endowment fund.

The tournament, held Sept. 17 at Thundering Waters Golf Club in Niagara Falls, attracted 144 golfers. More than 30 Niagara College student volunteers from a variety of program areas, including Event Management, Public Relations, Paramedic, and the College’s Canadian Wine and Food Institute, assisted the Foundation in making the tournament a fun and memorable event. Members of the College Management team also assisted as ambassadors and ran tournament competitions. 

“We are very grateful for the continued support we receive from the community,” said Sean Kennedy, CEO of the Niagara College Foundation and Vice-President of Student and External Relations. “The funds raised through this event will help many students pursue and achieve their educational goals.”

The winners include: Best Male Team – Jim Desson, Gonzalo Juarez, Jim Whitnall, Rich Huisman representing Enbridge; Best Mixed Team – Darren Johnston, Christyn Porcynally, Bart Porcynally and Ryan Doyle representing the Johnston family; Most Honest Team – Peter Mete, Rob McNern, Michel Bartkowiak and Simba Mohamed representing Aramark Higher Education.

Competition winners include: Putting Competition first place Yvonne Brady, second place Rob McNern and third place Steve Christie; Closest to the Pin Craig Youdale; Longest Drive Joanne McCallum and Jay Franzese.

With 9,000 students, Niagara College offers more than 90 diploma, bachelor degree and advanced level programs at campuses in Welland, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara Falls and St. Catharines. Areas of specialization include food and wine sciences, advanced technology, applied health and community safety, supported by unique learning enterprises in food, wine, beer, horticulture and esthetics. For more information, visit


For more information, contact:

Lyn Russo
Director of Development
Niagara College
905-735-2211, ext. 7864

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