Falcons Drive Away Cancer

Sophie Furigay'18, Staff Writer

Peddie hosted their annual Swing against Cancer golf tournament on May 1.  This tournament brings in several schools from around the region to compete for a cause.  The event started five years ago as a nine-hole tournament, and has since grown, with the help of Caroline Lloyd ’16 and assistant director of admissions, Kristin Honsel. This year, the golf event raised over $7,000.

Fourteen teams participated in the event, and each team brought their five best golfers to compete. The four best scores on the team were totaled together for the team’s overall score.  The top scoring schools for the boys were: Hun (340), Southern (329), Oratory (328), St. Augustine (322), and Peddie (311). On the women’s side, the top scoring teams were: Southern Regional (450), Peddie (400), West Windsor Plainsboro-South (389), Hill School (386), and West Windsor Plainsboro-North (363).

Second place finisher Harry Brenner ’16 remarked that “for the past four years I have really seen the event grow and I am so glad to contribute to fighting against cancer.” He also mentioned that although the boy’s team fell short of winning, their goal was to raise money, and this brought them more satisfaction than winning.

Varsity Golf Coach Benjamin Bickford hopes that the event continues to grow in order to raise money for the American Cancer Society.  “It is a very egocentric game, we think of our clubs, our swing, our score, and so it is great for us to have an event in which we think about issues larger than ourselves,” Bickford said.Bickford says that he is “so blessed to be able to work at a place like Peddie with such thoughtful and dedicated student athletes, and [he] could not be more proud.”