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03/31/2004
Hudson Valley Community College Foundation Sponsors 10th Annual Golf Classic
Proceeds from event benefit student services, academic programs

CONTACT: Janine Kava (518) 629-8071 or (518) 629-8085
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, March 31, 2004

The Hudson Valley Community College Foundation is seeking sponsors, auction items and golfers for its 10th annual Golf Classic to be held on Monday, July 19, at The Country Club of Troy.

The event will feature a Pro's Clinic with PGA Pro Keith Fergus, who is appearing at the event for the seventh time. Sponsorships for the event range from $125 to $7,500; sponsorship packages also can be customized. U.W. Marx Construction is the event's presenting sponsor.

There are 36 foursomes – a total of 144 slots – available for golfers. Entry fee is $200 per golfer. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, to donate a raffle prize or item for a silent auction, or to reserve a spot to golf, call the Hudson Valley Community College Foundation at 629-8012 or visit www.hvcc.edu/foundation/golfclassic.html.

Proceeds from the event will benefit student services and academic programs at the college. In the past, golf classic proceeds have been used to fund scholarships for minority students, special programs for disabled students, enhancements to the college's fine arts gallery and new classroom equipment.

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, businesses, faculty, staff and friends are used to enhance programs, facilities and scholarship opportunities at the college.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 50 degree and certification programs in four academic divisions: Liberal Arts and Sciences; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Business; as well as programs run through the Educational Opportunity Center offering certification programs in workforce and academic preparation. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 11,000 students, and it is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has graduated more than 55,000 students.