MCLA honors John and Jane Allen at Golf Classic, nets $20,000 for Athletics

MCLA honors John and Jane Allen at Golf Classic, nets $20,000 for Athletics

The MCLA Athletics Department held the 13th annual Golf Classic at Berkshire Hills Country Club on Monday, September 21.  Nearly a full field of 140 golfers teed off in the event, which is a fundraiser for the Athletics Department.  The honorees for the event were Jane Allen '61 and John Allen M.Ed. '65.

The 18-hole scramble event was held at scenic Berkshire Hills Country Club in Pittsfield.  The President's Club Title sponsor for the event was Time Warner Cable.  The festivities kicked off with a barbecue luncheon at 11a.m., followed by the noon shotgun start.  Following golf, a banquet was held honoring both Jane and John Allen.  Jane earned her bachelor's degree from MCLA.  She has been a tremendous supporter of the College and recently was named chair of the Board of Trustees.  John is a legendary coach in Northern Berkshire County, coaching Mt. Greylock's football team for 35 years.  For their service and dedication to the College, MCLA President Mary Grant presented the Allen's with a plaque recognizing their commitment to the institution and Berkshire County. 

The event has become a staple in the fundraising efforts of the Athletics Department.  The 2009 classic wasn't any different.  The tournament netted the department just over $20,000.

The winner of the gross division was an alumni team of Dennis Zicko '65, Tim Carroll '65, Bob Linton '65 and Steven McGonagle.

The winner of the net division was the Arrow Press team of Bob Nackoul, Tom Basile, Bill Ryan, and Steve Romano.

Thank you to all of the generous sponsors who were instrumental in making this event such a success:

President's Club Title Sponsor:

Time Warner Cable

Barbecue Sponsor:

Follett Higher Education Group

Coaches' Club Sponsors:

Adams Co-Operative Bank
Alton & Westall Realty
Arrow Press                                                                   
Hoosac Bank                                                                 
Kappa Delta Phi                                                            
Kelly's Package Store                                                    
South Adams Savings Bank                                          
True North Financial                                                                                                                 

Captains' Club Sponsors:

Liberty Mutual
O'Connor and Drew, P.C.

Gold Sponsors:

Law Offices of Sherwood Guernesey, PC
Souliere and Zepka Construction, Inc.                          

Blue Sponsors:

Beck's Printing
Berkshire Direct
Senator Ben Downing
Hillcrest Educational Centers
MacFarlane Office Products, Inc.
Maxymillian Technologies, Inc.
Representative Smitty Pignatelli
Plimpton and Hills
Richo Products, Inc.
Smith Watson & Co., LLP
Stanley's Lumber & Building Supplies, Inc.

Hole in One Sponsor:

Smith Brothers-McAndrews Insurance Agency