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Hudson Valley Community College Foundation to Host 12th Annual U.W. Marx Inc. Golf Classic
Proceeds from event benefit programs, services at college

CONTACT: Janine Kava (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, June 5, 2006

The Hudson Valley Community College Foundation will host the 12th annual U.W. Marx Inc. Golf Classic on Monday, July 24, to benefit scholarships, programs, student services and facilities at Hudson Valley Community College.

Registration begins at 11 a.m. at The Country Club of Troy, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Entry fee is $225 per golfer, which includes greens fees, cart, lunch, dinner and a foursome photo with Golf Classic Pro Keith Fergus. The deadline to register is Thursday, July 13.

The Foundation also is seeking sponsors for the event; sponsorships range from $5,000 to $250. In addition to U.W. Marx, the presenting sponsor, other major sponsors of the event to date are: Callanan Industries; Featherstonhaugh, Wiley, Clyne, Cordo, LLP; The Times Union; United Group; Capital Communications Federal Credit Union; NBT Bank; Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company; Simplex Grinnell; MRK Real Property; Senator Joseph L. Bruno; and the Tri-City Valley Cats.

Last year's event netted more than $50,000. For more information about sponsorships or to register for the event, call the Foundation at (518) 629-7736. To register online, visit

The Hudson Valley Community College Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable corporation formed in 1983 to philanthropically support the college's mission. Gifts to the Foundation from alumni, corporations and friends are used to enhance programs, facilities and scholarship opportunities at the college.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 60 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students and has more than 60,000 alumni.