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Tee time for CSI

April 27, 2004

The College of Staten Island Foundation will hold its fourth annual CSI Alumni & Friends Golf Outing at the South Shore Country Club in Huguenot on Friday, May 7. Breakfast and registration will begin at 7 a.m. with a shotgun tee off following at 8 a.m. John Mazza, president of Adak Contractors & Consultants in Annadale, is chairing the event.

John MazzaMr. Mazza has been involved with the CSI Foundation for three years, and has served on past committees for the foundation’s previous golf outings. He and his company are noted for volunteering their services to various foundations such as the GRACE Foundation and Eger Nursing Home. He is currently on the board of the North Central Kiwanis, and was voted Kiwanian of the year for 2002-2003. The Tottenville resident and his wife, Jodi, are the parents of three children.

After the morning’s round of golf, the event continues with extraordinary giveaways, awards and prizes, a silent auction and raffle drawings during a deluxe barbecue lunch. There will be a special guest appearance by Freeman McNeil, former New York Jet running back, and rumor has it that his former teammate, Marty Lyons, will be present that morning to try his swing on the course.

Following lunch, there will be a silent auction with various items up for bid provided by Unique Memorabilia. Items include autographed photos from the casts of the Sopranos and Sex and the City, and memorabilia signed by Jackie Robinson, Joe Torre, Rudy Guiliani, and Derek Jeter, as well as many other items from numerous celebrities.

An auction item of note is a one-week stay in a three bedroom villa overlooking the 10th hole of the Harbourtown Golf Links, which is home to the Heritage of Golf PGA Tournament, in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

The ticket price for the CSI Alumni and Friends Golf Outing is $175 and includes green fees for 18 holes of golf, use of a cart, beverages on the course and a deluxe barbecue lunch.

For additional information and reservations, call CSI’s advancement office at (718) 982-2365. All proceeds will benefit the CSI athletics department, student scholarships, and student leadership programs.

By Terry Mares

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