PENNINGTON: Upcoming golf tournament named after late borough resident

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By Frank Mustac, Contributor
An upcoming charity golf tournament will be named after a long-time Pennington Borough resident who passed away last year.
Mayor Anthony Persichilli, along with members of the council, honored the late Tom Jackson during the Oct. 6 meeting with a proclamation and announcement that the Monday, Oct. 17 tournament at the Hopewell Valley Golf and Country Club will be named in the resident’s memory.
“The Mayor and Council encourage friends and neighbors to participate in or attend the first annual Tom Jackson Champion Golf Tournament,” Mayor Persichilli said.
According to officials, the charity golf tournament will be raising funds for the Hopewell Valley YMCA, as well as the Tom Jackson Youth Sports Fund.
To register as a single golfer, the entry fee will be $175, which will include lunch, a round of golf, a golf cart rental, cocktails and dinner. Single golfers under 35 years old can get in to the tournament for $150.
Those less golf-inclined can attend just the dinner for $50 per person, which will include cocktails and the dinner itself.
Mayor Persichilli said the fund “will develop scholarships for children to participate in sports camps/leagues that encourage active lifestyles and opportunities for skill development.”
To date, more than $7,000 has been raised for the golf tournament.
Mr. Jackson, who was described by Mayor Persichilli as “a champion athlete, active gardener, devoted father and loyal friend to many,” lived in Pennington for more than 30 years. He died in April 2015 at the age of 61 after a four-month battle with cancer.
Mr. Jackson was survived by his daughter Caitlin and his wife, Anne.
“Tom (Jackson) was known throughout the community for his competitive spirit, humble kindness and his honorable strength of character,” the mayor said.
After reading the proclamation, Mayor Persichilli presented a copy of the document to Anne Jackson, the widow of Mr. Jackson.
For more information on how to get involved with or participate in the Tom Jackson Champion Golf Tournament, contact Douglas Pszczolkowski at 609-737-3048 or [email protected].