August 10, 2010

Inaugural Nicholas Perretti Memorial Golf Classic Tees Off Wednesday

LYNN, Mass.- The inaugural Nick Perretti Memorial Golf Classic will take place Wednesday, August 11. The event will be held at the Gannon Country Club in Lynn, Mass. Tee time for everyone is at 9 a.m., as the event will feature a shotgun start. There is also a Long Drive Contest, prizes for a Hole-in-One and a championship award.

Nicholas Perretti was a 2004 graduate of Merrimack, where he was a four-year member of the men’s soccer team. Nick always possessed a hard work ethic on the field and in the classroom, dedication to the team and sportsmanship. Nick, an amazing 27-year-old man, passed away from complications arising from a battle with cancer in June 2009.

Last year, the first ever Nicholas Perretti Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Greg Motta. Greg graduated in 2010 with a degree in Sports Medicine. A native of Saunderstown, R.I., Motta was voted onto the 2009 Northeast-10 All Championship team, the 2009 Northeast-10 All Conference 2nd Team and the 2009 Northeast-10 Conference All-Academic Team. Following graduation, Greg was accepted into a graduate program at the University of Rhode Island.

This year’s scholarship will be awarded at a dinner in the clubhouse after the round of golf. The evening will also feature a silent auction to benefit the Nicholas Perretti Memorial Trust.

To read more on Nick’s Story or for more event information, click here.