2015 Bulldog Classic Breaks Records – $143,000 Raised!

The 19th annual Bulldog Classic on October 5 raised a record-breaking $143,000 for the D-E Student Financial Aid Fund – surpassing the 2015 goal of $130,000! The day-long event of tennis, yoga and golf, presented by The Grace & Mercy Foundation, was held at Alpine Country Club in Demarest for the second year in a row.

The activities began with Tennis at 9:30 A.M., where yoga instructor Lisa Bergqvist of Blue Sky Yoga guided the 18 players in a tennis stretch on the court prior to their rounds. Lisa then headed into the clubhouse to lead the 10:30 A.M. Yoga class, which was offered again this year after being introduced – and sold out – in last year’s Classic.

Brunch was served following the Tennis and Yoga events, and just before the golfers got started on their afternoon of Golf. Cocktails and dinner with a Live Auction, Raffles and Awards Ceremony were all held later on that day at the clubhouse dining room. Auction items included the ever-popular in-home visit from a Rao’s chef preparing dinner for ten and Nickelodeon President for a day for two children; 2016 VIP Graduation Seats; Ridgewood Country Club and Arcola Country Club golf packages; NY Giants, NY Jets and NY Rangers sports packages; and four tickets plus a backstage tour to “Wicked” on Broadway.

And the winners from the daytime events are:

Tennis Winners:

1st Place – Daniel Plotnick

2nd Place – Maral Jebejian

3rd Place – Victor Gallo

Golf Winners:

1st Place Gross: Gary Duncan, Ryan Nivakoff, Kevin Purcell, Peter Radke – with a score of 66

1st Place Net: Marcey Becker, Paul Silberfarb, Larry Tauber, Joe Weksler – with a score of 54 (won on a match of cards)

Most Honest Foursome (Gross): Kathleen Bradley, Todd Bradley, Thomas Curley, Thomas Horne – with a score of 86

Closest to Pin – Hole #5

Men: Rob Berman –  7’ 2”

Women: Kathleen Bradley – 21’ 8”

Longest Drive – Hole #7

Men: Gary Dvivdan

Women: Peggy Park

Additionally, the 50/50 winners were Chris and Lisa Schmid.

Many thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, The Grace & Mercy Foundation, for their continued support of this annual event. Thanks are in order once again to Bulldog Classic Co-Chairs Jennifer Law, Debbie Satnick and Barry Zeller (who also served as auctioneer), as well as Tennis co-chairs Monica Borg and Caralyn Fuld. Thanks also to Yoga co-chairs Dana Drapkin Baumgarten ‘94 and Jody Berger. Don’t forget to visit bergen.org for photos from the cocktail reception.

For more information, contact Special Events Director Bea Movsesian at 201-227-3110 or movseb@d-e.org.


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