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First NECC Alumni Golf Tournament a Success

Submitted by on June 30, 2014 – 2:10 pm
Golf winners from Jimmy's Pizza in Chelmsford

The winners of the NECC First Annual Golf Tournament were from Jimmy’s Pizza in Chelmsford.

Under brilliant skies, some 72 golfers participated in the Northern Essex Community College Alumni Association’s First Annual Golf Tournament at the Renaissance Golf Club in Haverhill on Monday, June 23.

More than $8,500 was raised through player participation and sponsorships. All proceeds from the event will support the NECC Fund, which provides scholarships and academic enrichment programs for students at the college.

The foursome of Angelo Theofilopoulos, Bill Theofilopoulos, Jay Claremont, and Johnny Strong representing Jimmy’s Pizza in Chelmsford took first place. These four players received a $100 gift card to the Renaissance as well as a golf club cover in a laptop bag. The NexDine foursome of Gregg Hartman, David Lanci, Barry Towle, and Dave Buffum,

Lupoli Golf Team

Sal Lupoli, Michael Lupoli, Gerry-Lynn Darcy, and Donald Rist

came in second. Each of these players also received a golf club cover, laptop bag, and a $50 gift card to the Renaissance.

The awards for longest drive went to Odette Cook and Johnny Strong.

The evening was capped off with a dinner of chicken parmagiana and pasta sponsored by Comfort Home Care.

Renaissance Golf Club was recently named “Course of the Year” for all of New England by the New England Chapter of the National Golf Course Owner of America (NEGCOA).

Lupoli Companies was the Tournament Platinum Sponsor. Participants had the opportunity to win a free car donated by Regan Ford, the event’s Hole-in-One sponsor. Other sponsors included the event’s Practice Range Sponsor-Salem Co-Operative Bank and Awards Dinner Sponsor-Comfort Home Care. NexDine sponsored the boxed lunches.

For information on donating to the college visit or contact Jean Poth, Vice-President Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the NECC Foundation, Inc. at