Press Release
Posted August 6, 2019

The 29th annual LCCC Jack Nicklaus Scholarship Golf Benefit presented by The Beverly Cirigliano Trust is Monday, August 12 at the Elyria Country Club. This year’s event will feature PGA and Champions Tour member Mark Calcavecchia and nine-time World Long Drive Championship finalist Mike Zeigler.

Mark Calcavecchia

“We are pleased to welcome Mark Calcavecchia and Mike Zeigler to this event,” said Tracy Green, LCCC Vice President for Strategic and Institutional Development. “Over 70 percent of LCCC students receive financial support. For many of them, scholarship support is the deciding factor in whether or not they attend college and, ultimately, achieve their dreams through higher education. As we welcome our new and returning students on August 26, it is quite inspiring for them and us to see the support of our generous sponsors and community.”

Joining Mark and Mike will be LCCC Foundation friends, PGA Professional Jimmy Hanlin and Tony Rizzo, who are returning for their fourth year.

All proceeds from this golf event support the Jack Nicklaus Scholarship Endowment Fund at the LCCC Foundation. Green further noted, “Established in 1990, this fund has provided over $879,000 in financial assistance to LCCC and University Partnership students. In addition to the Nicklaus Scholarship Endowment Fund, the LCCC Foundation manages more than 212 scholarship funds. Support from these funds is a game changer for our students and is by far one of the most significant ways community members can have a direct impact.”

The event features 18 holes of golf at the beautiful Elyria Country Club, a golf exhibition by Mark Calcavecchia, skill games, golfer gifts, lunch, a reception and awards ceremony.
“Lorain County Community College is committed to helping students from all backgrounds succeed in college. We are so grateful for our community’s continued support,” Green said.

For more information about how you can become involved in this event or to learn more about how you can support LCCC students, please call the LCCC Foundation at (440) 366-4039 or visit the website at

Mark Calcavecchia became a member of the PGA Tour in 1982 and later the Champions Tour in 2010. In addition to many career victories, his most notable achievement was winning The Open Championship in 1989.

Mike Zeigler is a nine-time World Long Drive Championship finalist and has served as an Ambassador for SOWF, UDT-SEAL Association, Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, and Brian Bill Foundation.

Jimmy Hanlin is a highly regarded PGA golf pro and three-time Emmy winner. He brings his solid swing and electric wardrobe as the host of two nationally televised golf shows.

Tony Rizzo hosts The Really Big Show, with Aaron Goldhammer, airing weekdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on ESPN 850 WKNR and online at

About the LCCC Jack Nicklaus Scholarship Golf Benefit:
Created in 1990 with the intent of helping students achieve their academic goals, the LCCC Jack Nicklaus Scholarship Golf Benefit has successfully provided more than $879,000 in financial assistance to LCCC and University Partnership students. This golf event is one of the longest-standing golf events in Lorain County and Northeast Ohio and is the only community college golf benefit to carry the name of Jack Nicklaus.

About the LCCC Foundation:
Established in 1973, The LCCC Foundation – a nonprofit organization – assembles and utilizes resources to support the mission and vision of LCCC. The Foundation enhances the community’s quality of life by investing in key LCCC priorities that present the greatest impact and growth opportunities for the people of the community.