SJC to Hold 24th Annual Golf Classic

BROOKLYN AND PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – MAY 20, 2014 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC) will hold its 24th Annual Golf Classic on Monday, June 9 at the Plandome Country Club in Plandome, N.Y. The 2014 honoree is Don Lizak, former athletic director of SJC’s Long Island Campus. All proceeds from this event will support the College’s athletic programs.

Since 1994, Don Lizak worked to transform SJC athletics into the highly regarded athletic program that it is today. After becoming an NCAA Division III institution in 1997, SJC won the Skyline Conference Presidents Cup four times and grew from eight varsity sports to 19. During his tenure at the College, Lizak oversaw the opening of the John A. Danzi Athletic Center in 1997 and the 24.8-acre Outdoor Field Complex in 2012. He spent 38 years in athletic administration and coaching with stints at Long Island University, Wagner College, St. John’s University and Queens College, and as a tournament director for the Metropolitan PGA. At the end of 2013, Lizak retired from SJC after 19 years of dedicated service. 

“Don Lizak has been an extraordinary director of athletics for St. Joseph's College,” said Nancy Connors, vice president for the Office of Institutional Advancement at SJC. “It is fitting that the entire SJC community honor him at this event, which raises funds for athletics. We wish Don every success in his next chapter.”

For more information about the SJC 24th Annual Golf Classic or to find out about golf packages or sponsorship and underwriting opportunities, contact the College’s Office of Institutional Advancement at 631.687.2655 or specialevents@sjcny.edu. 

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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