Bleakley Financial Group Presents the 21st Annual Golf & Tennis Classic for New Jersey SEEDS

2015 Event to be Sponsored by Frank & Pat Russo

New Jersey SEEDS will hold its annual Golf & Tennis Classic on Monday, August 3, 2015. Presented by Bleakley Financial Group and sponsored by Frank and Pat Russo, the 21st annual event will be hosted at Mountain Ridge Country Club. All proceeds will benefit New Jersey SEEDS scholars.

“For nearly two decades, SEEDS Trustee Andy Schwartz and his colleagues at Bleakley Financial Group have played a significant part in providing the life changing educational opportunities we offer to our students,” says SEEDS President Ronni Denes. “Since our first golf outing with Andy and his colleagues in 1998, this event has brought in more than $2.3 million for New Jersey SEEDS’ scholars. Last year alone, 160 golfers, tennis players and guests joined us to raise $200,000. We are enormously grateful to Andy and his colleagues – and to this year’s presenting sponsors, our friends Frank and Pat Russo – for all they do to ensure our students get the educations they want and deserve.”

Mountain Ridge Country Club has received high rankings and other honors by a number of publications, including Golf Digest, Links Magazine and Met Golfer. It is located at 713 Passaic Avenue in West Caldwell, New Jersey. Golf registration and brunch begins at 10:00 a.m. with a shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. The tennis tournament kicks off at 2:30 p.m. A cocktail reception and auction will begin at 5:00 p.m., followed by dinner, an awards ceremony and a raffle drawing.

Golf registration is sold out. To register for tennis or to join the golf waiting list, please contact Jennifer Mehr, Director of Development, at [email protected] or at 862.227.9150. Tickets for the cocktail reception may also be purchased by contacting New Jersey SEEDS.

To receive high-resolution photos after the event, please contact Theresa Murray at [email protected] or at 862.227.9145.

About New Jersey SEEDS
Since its inception in 1992, New Jersey SEEDS has provided educational access for highly motivated, low-income students and created a viable path for them to achieve their full potential. SEEDS strives for a world in which young people’s initiative, creativity and intellect can flourish without regard to socioeconomic status. To date, more than 2,000 scholars have benefited from its programs. For more information, visit