2019 Black & Gold Golf Classic

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Essex County Country Club

350 Mount Pleasant Avenue

West Orange, NJ 07052

Event Details:

The 6th Annual Black & Gold Golf Classic will be held this year at the Essex County Country Club on October 3rd.

Registration begins at 11:30am followed by a BBQ lunch at noon before the shot gun start at 1:30. The day’s festivities will culminate in a cocktail reception and tribute awards ceremony at 6:00pm.

We are pleased to honor members of our community with two special awards.

The John P. Higgins Award for outstanding service and dedication to Hudson Catholic will be presented to Coach Lou Zampella, Class of 1993.      Lou begins his 8th season this year as Head Football Coach and was on staff for eight years previously as an assistant coach.  Coach Zampella is the longest tenured football coach in Hudson Catholic history.  In addition to his coaching, Lou has donated his salary every year back to the school and supported needy students through our Soaring to New Heights program.

Nick Mariniello Court .    In honor of his outstanding career as Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach, we ware honoring Coach Nick Mariniello by naming the basketball court in our Rocky Pope Gymnasium after him.  Nick begins his 11th season this fall at Hudson Catholic and his 20th year as a head coach.  This past season, Nick recorded his 400th win, a milestone accomplishment.

Join us as we honor these two amazing men.

We look forward to seeing you at our premier sporting fundraising event!

Simply fill out the form below to register for golfing, attend the cocktail reception or support Hudson Catholic and our honorees.

The John P. Higgins Award:

This award is given to individuals that reflect John’s life and values.  John was actively involved in the Hudson Catholic community.  He was a loyal supporter who never stopped attending school related events, whether they were football and basketball games, fundraisers, spiritual gatherings or celebrating the academic successes of our students.

As a member of the class of 1977, John was passionate about affording all students the opportunity for a catholic, Lassalian education.  Forever a Hawk, John’s legacy lives on through the John P. Higgins Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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