A A A

The Cox Classic has an extraordinary history, which includes 27 consecutive fundraising golf tournaments and a total purse of some $6.6 million raised for great causes!

 

Click here to start at the beginning—1990 and the inaugural event!

2016

$75,000

After a weekend of rain and overcast, the sunlight broke through and skies parted on the first hole of the 27th Annual. Within a couple of fairways shots, the blue sky began to dominate, much to the delight of Cox Classic supporters, volunteers, and golfers! The 27th Annual (held on October 3), featured total of 128 players and some great celebrity women golfers: seven-time tour winner Val Skinner (making her 12th Cox Classic appearance), LPGA Legends Tour’s Michelle McGann and Lorie Kane (with some 17 professional tournament wins between them), the Symetra Tour’s Madeleine Sheils (back for a command performance), and Peruvian-born teaching pro, Alicia Dibos (Director of Instruction at Winged Foot). A total of 20 corporate sponsors supported the event, including four newcomers in Julie Carney Homes, SITO Mobile, SupplyLogic, and G&L Scientific, and returning presenting sponsors Celgene, Hibbert, and New Jersey National Golf Club/Empire Golf Management. The tourney was won by the Celgene group, consisting of Greg Geissman, Bill Aprea, and Madeleine Shin. At the post-golf reception, the Cox Classic faithful were introduced to the recipient of the 6th Steven A. Cox Scholarship in Cancer Research, Liza Rodriquez, who hails from Puerto Rico and is now doing graduate research in the laboratory of Dr. Shridar Ganesan at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. The 90th birthday of chairman emeritus, Henry Cox, was acknowledged and celebrated with a rousing round of “Happy Birthday” after he delivered the post-match “Annual Toast to our Tournament’s Namesake. Six-time cancer survivor Subha Barry, introduced by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey doctor, Roger Strair, spoke with great passion and wisdom about her experiences and the life lesson it has taught her. Some 25 raffle and auction prizes were awarded and a purse of $75,000 was presented to the Rutgers Cancer Institute.

2015

$70,000

After closely monitoring the path of Hurricane Joaquin as it moved up the east coast, Cox Classic faithful were rewarded with a spectacular day, with plenty of sun and zero weather worries. After breathing a collective sigh, participants at the 26th Annual (held on October 5), which featured total of 123 players, were treated to a stellar cast lady professional golfers, including Cox Classic stalwart Val Skinner, LPGA Legend Tour’s Kris Tschetter, LPGA’s Brooke Pancake, and from the Symetra Tour: Lee Lopez (her 2nd appearance), Brianna Do, Casey Grice, Madeleine Shiels, and Annie Park. A total of 16 corporate sponsors supported the event, including a newcomer, DPK Consulting, and returning presenting sponsors Celgene, Hibbert, and New Jersey National Golf Club. The tourney was won by Parker Weil, Josh Dvorin, John Hamlet, and Kevin Rendino. Henry Cox delivered the post-match “Annual Toast to our Tournament’s Namesake,” which was followed by remarks from Dr. Shabbar Danish, a two-degree holder from Rutgers and neurosurgeon at the Rutgers Cancer Institute, who spoke from the heart as he introduced keynote speaker, 23-year old Rutgers alumna, Kelsey Flanigan, brain cancer survivor and advocate, who chronicled her life and what she’s learned during her epic battle with cancer. Some 30 raffle prizes were awarded and a purse of $70,000 was presented to the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

2014    25th Anniversary Event

$85,000

Stunning weather and another sold out field were hallmarks of the 25th Annual (held on October 6), which featured total of 130 golfers and a purse of $85,000—the largest charitable contribution from the Cox Classic in eight years. A total of 18 corporate sponsors supported the event, including newcomers Stifel, Grubman Compton Foundation, inventive Health, and Bridgetree, which joined presenting sponsors Celgene, The Hibbert Group, and New Jersey National Golf Club.
The event featured a command performance by LPGA great Pat Bradley, as well as nine-time Cox Classic participant Val Skinner, and Stephanie Sparks, as well as six golfers from the Symetra Tour: Veronica Felibert, Marissa Steen (2nd appearance), Lee Lopez, Olivia Jordan-Higgins (2nd appearance), Brittany Altomare, Kendall Dye (2nd appearance). The tourney was won by Andy Brooks, Kevin Epstein, Andrew Schwaeber—guests of inVentiv Health and all members of the Rutgers University faculty. The post-match “Annual Toast to our Tournament’s Namesake” was among the most poignant in the event’s history, delivered by Steve’s brother John, and featuring sisters Denise and Eileen, father Henry, and mother Evelyn—her first trip back to the Cox Classic in over 10 years—and Henry’s introduction of Donna Cox, Steve’s wife who returned for the 25th Annual after a multi-year hiatus. Daniel Sharp, the recipient of the 2014-15 Steven A. Cox Scholarship in Cancer Research at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, offered his thanks to “Friends of Steve” and discussed his research focus. Dr. Bob DiPaola, director of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the sole beneficiary of the Cox Classic, provided the keynote remarks, which was followed by live and silent auctions of a foursome at Trump National, Giants-Cowboys tickets at MetLife Stadium, Bon Jovi signed guitar, football tickets for Navy-Notre Dame and Rutgers-Indiana, a random draw of some 25 prizes (including 4 iPad Minis). The 25th Annual post-golf party also featured, “Friends for Life,” a new video retrospective on the event’s storied past, and a 70-page commemorative souvenir journal, the largest in the Classic’s history, which contained a wealth of images from over the years, as well as personal messages from family and friends featured in a special “Wall of Love” section.

2013

$70,000

While the 24th Annual (October 7) was wet one, it was just warm enough to not be uncomfortable and never so wet as to wash out the tourney. More importantly, golfers persisted while most of New Jersey was under a tornado “watch”—a first for the Cox Classic! Thankfully, notwithstanding a torrential downpour at the very end of the tournament, Mother Nature’s impact was manageable (and no surprise, as the day turned to evening and skies cleared for a beautiful autumn sunset). In all, a total of 120 golfers participated and $70,000 was raised—the most since 2006—for LIFE, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Rutgers University. In another first for the event, the 24th Annual featured nine golfers from the Symetra Tour (Laura Kueny, Marissa Steen, Sue Kim, Cydney Clanton, Marina Alex, Olivia Jordan Higgins, Hannah Jun, Kendall Dye, Jackie Stoelting), who joined LPGA legend Pat Bradley, and Cox Classic stalwart Val Skinner on the course. The tourney was won by Bill Bergen, John Kearney, John Moore, and Kevin Monaghan (hardly newcomers to the winner’s circle!); the post-match “Annual Toast to our Tournament’s Namesake” was given by Mike Forrestall, treasurer and trustee of the Steven A. Cox Foundation. Dr. Bob DiPaola, director of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, provided the keynote remarks, which was followed by a rousing auction of 4 Super Bowl tickets to be played at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, and a random draw of some 40 prizes (including 6 iPad Minis and a “2014 Rutgers Big Ten Package,” featuring tickets to football and basketball games in Rutgers’ inaugural Big Ten season). A total of 14 corporate sponsors supported the event, including newcomers Zaptitude and Prosys Information Systems, which joined title sponsor New Jersey National Golf Club, presenting sponsor The Hibbert Group, and premiere sponsor Celgene Corp.

2012

$65,000

Just three weeks before Hurricane Sandy ripped through New Jersey, the 23rd Annual was played under near perfect conditions, with blue skies and seasonal temperatures; 120 golfers participated and $65,000 was cleared for LIFE, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Rutgers University; tourney featured LPGA pros Karin Sjodin, Brittany Lang, and Jan Stephenson join LIFE host Val Skinner; winning foursome: Dan Lynn, John Barletta, Mark Mitola, and Rick Zelen; 23rd Annual “Toast to our Tournament’s Namesake” was given by Julie Carney, one of the “Original Eight” Cox Classic tourney founders; Rob Long, Syracuse University punter, NFL prospect, and brain cancer survivor, is featured speaker. A new corporate sponsor (Pharmalink) joined title sponsor New Jersey National Golf Club, presenting sponsor The Hibbert Group, and premiere sponsor Celgene Corp, and nine other corporate sponsors.

2011

$69,000

Post Hurricane Irene and a dry day for the 22nd Annual (despite rain on Sunday, Monday night, and Tuesday) and 18th consecutive sellout; 124 golfers and $68,000 cleared for LIFE, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Rutgers University; tourney featured LPGA pros Nicole Hage, Taylor Leon, and US Solheim Team Captain, Rosie Jones join LIFE host Val Skinner; winning foursome: John Moore, Kevin Monaghan, John Kearney, Bill Bergen; annual “Toast to our Tournament’s Namesake” given by Jack Szigety, Cox Classic Hero Award winner and cancer survivor, and introduced by Steven A. Cox Foundation chairman emeritus Henry Cox; Dan Barry, NY Times columnist and author of “Bottom of the 33rd” is featured speaker; three new corporate sponsors (Tobe Direct, Trico Lift, and FormCo, Inc.) join title sponsor New Jersey National Golf Club, presenting sponsor The Hibbert Group, and premiere sponsor Celgene Corp, and 11 other corporate sponsors.

2010

$59,000

Cool damp raw day shrouds the 21st Annual, the 17th annual sellout; 136 golfers and $59,000 raised for LIFE, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Rutgers University; LPGA pros Brittany Lincicome and Laura Diaz join LIFE host Val Skinner; Kathryn Uhrich, Dean of Math and Physical Sciences and director of the Steven A. Cox Scholarship in Cancer Research at Rutgers University is featured speaker; winning foursome: Dan Greenspan, Kevin Riordan, Brad Franks, Thomas Lantzounis; Tim Lauzon, part of the University of Scranton posse, wins the post tourney “Cox Classic Shootout;” Live Auction of trip to Ireland is won by Bob and Julie Carney; two new corporate sponsors (MetLife, Optimum Lightpath) join title sponsor New Jersey National Golf Club, presenting sponsor The Hibbert Group, and premiere sponsor Celgene Corp, and 9 other corporate sponsors.

2009

$69,000

The “20th Annual” was an important milestone for the Cox Classic, and it was greeted with the typically generous outpouring from supporters–both new and old–all to the benefit of LIFE (LPGA Players in the Fight to Eradicate Breast Cancer) and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The Classic moved to New Jersey National Golf Club in 2009, thanks to the gracious backing of Club Max, (part of Empire Golf Management and owner of New Jersey National), a new “Friend of Steve,” which assumed the “title sponsor” role. The longest running corporate partner of the Cox Classic, The Hibbert Group, took on the “presenting sponsor” role, and it was through the generosity of these two companies that the Classic was able to net essentially the same purse as in 2008, but with only one golf course and some 80 fewer golfers (a total field of 136 players participated). Joining our title and presenting sponsors in sponsorship of the 20th Annual were Asurion, The Christie Family Foundation, Celgene Corporation, CBS, ICON International, RR Donnelley, Direct Group, Atlantic City Electric, Ferriero Engineering, Inc, VXI Global Solutions, Inc., MPG, WPLJ, along with marketing partners Twill Printing, Studio 775, Mastro Communications, Sports Illustrated, OSB Consulting, Continental Airlines, the Baseball Hall of Fame, Yogi Berra Museum, Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, Sheraton Eatontown, Carl M. Freeman Companies, and Tee Time Golf Pass. The website for the 20th Annual featured “I remember…”, a channel for Friends of Steve to share their favorite memories of Cox Classics’ past, and “20 Years, 20 Questions,” a Classic trivia challenge whose winner was awarded two complimentary foursomes at any two Club Max facilities (the winner, Rich Szigety!). The ladies of LPGA had their typically gracious presence, headed by the great Val Skinner and featuring Classic fave Rachel Hetherington and new comers Christina Kim and Beth Bader. The keynote addresses provided three different perspectives on breast cancer: a journalist (Kathleen O’Brien, breast cancer survivor and feature columnist of the Star-Ledger), a doctor (Deborah Toppmeyer, Director of the LIFE Center), and a young mother (Jodi Inverso, also a breast cancer survivor). Henry Cox, father of the tournament’s namesake, introduced Bill Donlin, one of the “original eight” from the first Cox Classic, who provided the annual toast to Steve Cox. This year’s live auction prize was 4 tickets to the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue launch party in Las Vegas (including airfare and hotel), which netted $3,000 for the charity. As for golf winners, it was a family affair, with the top honors going to the Marion, Marion, Marion, Marion and Marion group (brothers Bill, Rich, John, and cousins Matt and Steve).

2008

$70,000

The 19th Annual marked the return of the Cox Classic to Fiddler’s Elbow (after a one-year hiatus) and a doubling of the net proceeds to charity, with more than $70,000 raised for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and LPGA Pros in the Fight to Eradicate Breast Cancer; 215 golfers-including 36 corporate sponsors-joined title sponsor, MPG, on the newly redesigned River and Meadow Courses; this year’s gift bag and golf towel were donated by ForeFront Group, which also provided Ryder Cup souvenir golf towels for the event’s “Beat the Pro” winners; “Beat the Pro” and “Play with the Pro” holes were set up on both courses, featuring LPGA players Tracy Hanson, Rachel Hetherington, Angela Jerman, and Eva Dahllof (some 18 Cox Classic guests successfully “Beat the Pro”); the LPGA pros were also part of a pre-tourney morning clinic, hosted by LPGA great Val Skinner; 11-year-old Sean Dalgauer premiered as the event’s early morning bagpiper; WPLJ in New York donated a range of prizes and airtime to run promotional spots, including Cox Classic messages recorded by Val Skinner; Henry Cox, father of the tournament’s namesake, introduced Chuck Fugger-one of the “original eight” from the first Cox Classic and himself a cancer survivor-who provided the annual toast to Steve Cox at the reception; the reception also featured speaking roles by New York Time columnist, author, and cancer survivor, Dan Barry (whose book, “City Lights” was in the gift bag), Leah Heister of St. Jude, Val Skinner of LPGA Pros in the Fight to Eradicate Breast Cancer (and the Val Skinner Foundation), and Charlie Rutman, Chief Executive Officer of MPG.

2007

$35,000

The 18th Annual marked the beginning of the Cox Classic’s new direction of returning to the event’s roots–with a smaller, more intimate celebration;  the “rebirth” raised $35,000 for new beneficiaries St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and LPGA Pros in the Fight to Eradicate Breast Cancer; 137 golfers–including 9 corporate sponsors joined title sponsor, MPG, and platinum sponsor, The Hibbert Group,  on the West Course at Royce Brook Golf Club in Hillsborough, NJ; September 17;  four “Beat the Pro” and “Play with the Pro” holes were set up on the course, hosted by LPGA players Charlotta Sorenstam, Rachel Hetherington, Angela Jerman, and Vicki Goetze-Ackerman; the LPGA pros were also part of a free morning clinic, hosted by LPGA great Val Skinner; the LPGA’s participation also included a live auction donation of a trip to Las Vegas for a private clinic with Natalie Gulbis–with a winning bid of $5,000; USA Today returned with its Cox Classic promotional wrap and WPLJ in New York donated prizes and airtime to run promotional spots, including Cox Classic messages recorded by Nancy Lopez, Val Skinner, and Natalie Gulbis; Henry Cox, father of the tournament’s namesake, provided the annual toast at the reception, with also featured speaking roles by Michelle Carey of St. Jude, Val Skinner of LPGA Pros in the Fight to Eradicate Breast Cancer, and Steve Lanzano, Chief Operating Officer of MPG.

2006

$350,000

Three-hundred-and-eighty golfers and some 450 participants in all for North Fork Bank’s last year as title sponsor; this year’s proceeds pushes the event over the $6 million dollar mark in total funds raised over the Classic’s 17-year history; host courses: Fiddler’s Elbow River, Meadow, Forest, and, in its inaugural association with the Classic, Hawk Pointe Golf Club in Washington, NJ; September 18; 70 corporate partners participate-the lowest total since 1996; special promotions from Seaview Resort & Spa, Softspikes, Chelsea Piers, and PrideSports are unveiled at the event; USA Today produces its fourth promotional wrap for the event; WFAN’s Mike and the Mad Dog broadcast their show for the 9th time from the Cox Classic; Imus Teed Off Celebrity Challenge features Mike Lupica and Phil Simms in a decisive victory over Chris Russo and Joe Benigno in the two-hole shoot out, but the real highlight comes before the match when 12-year-old cancer survivor Jack Szigety hits a 140-yard drive right down the middle of the fairway in the “Ceremonial First Shot;” other celebrities present include Mike Breen, Ottis Anderson, John Bolaris, Gerry Cooney, Val Skinner, Bart Oates, Karl Nelson, and Ken Daneyko; during the ballroom reception, the aforementioned Jack Szigety receives the Cox Classic “Hero’s Award” from fellow cancer survivor and Cox Classic veteran, Chris Fallon; young Jack also addressed the crowded ballroom and received a standing ovation, just as he did when he spoke at the 16th Annual.

2005

$560,000

Five-hundred plus golfers and more than 600 participants for the inaugural event of new title sponsor North Fork Bank; the Classic reaches the $5.5 million mark in total funds raised in its 16-year history; host courses: Fiddler’s Elbow, New Jersey National, and–for the first time–Basking Ridge Country Club; September 19; some 100 corporate partners participate, including Mercedes-Benz Tri-State Dealers which donates an R-Class Grand Sports Tourer for the event’s “Hottest Ticket in Town” raffle that nets $120,000 for the charities; USA Today produced its third four-page promotional wrap for the event; long-time Cox Classic supporters, Jim Nantz and Phil Simms–CBS’s lead NFL broadcast team–serve as honorary co-chairs; Rudy Giuliani makes his third Cox Classic appearance; for the eighth time, WFAN’s Mike and the Mad Dog program broadcasts live from the event, including shot-by-shot coverage of the Imus Teed Off Celebrity Challenge; the eighth Imus Teed Off Celebrity Challenge features Phil Simms, Jim Nantz, Kelly Tripucka, Karl Nelson, Jimmy Roberts, Mike Breen, Ron Insana, Ken Daneyko, Val Skinner, Mike, Francesa, Chris Russo, Kathleen Melli, and Don Imus; Reception Program includes remarks by Phil Simms, Jim Nantz, Jimmy Roberts, North Fork Bank chairman John Kanas, and charity beneficiaries Jack Szigety and Laura Crandall; silent and live auctions–with Trump Golf auctioneers Ashley Cooper and Carolyn “The Apprentice” Kepcher–net $16,800.

2004

$721,000

720 golfers and over 800 participants in all; Event reaches the $5 million mark in total funds raised in its 15-year history; Fiddler’s Elbow, Royce Brook, New Jersey National, Stanton Ridge; September 20; 120 corporate sponsors, including Mercedes-Benz Tri-State Dealers which donates a CLK 320 coupe for a special “Drive for 5” raffle that nets over $100,000 for the charities; USA Today produces a 4-page wrap promoting the event; Donald Trump, Chairman, President and CEO of Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts, and Mark Messier, NHL legend, are honorary chairs; WFAN’s Mike and the Mad Dog program broadcasts live from the event, including shot-by-shot coverage of Imus Teed Off Celebrity Challenge; Imus Teed Off Celebrity Challenge features Phil Simms, Mark Messier, David Feherty, Mike Lupica, Kelly Tripucka, Mike Francesa, Chris Russo, Ken Daneyko, Mike Breen, Carl Banks, Bruce Beck, and Fred Hickman, and raises $62,500; Keynote speaker: Deirdre Imus; special live auction with auctioneers David Feherty, Joe Piscopo, and Sid Rosenberg, raises $16,000.

2003

$640,000

708 golfers; Fiddler’s Elbow, Royce Brook Golf Club, New Jersey National; September 22; 115 corporate sponsors; David Dorman, Chairman and CEO of AT&T, and Rudy Giuliani, Chairman and CEO of Giuliani Partners, are honorary chairs; WFAN’s Mike and the Mad Dog program returns to broadcast live from the event, including shot-by-shot coverage of Imus Teed Off Challenge; Imus in the Morning program also broadcasts from the event; Imus Teed Off Challenge features Phil Simms, Mike Lupica, Suzy Whaley, Mark Messier, Mike Francesa, Ken Daneyko, Mike Breen, Rudy Giuliani, Dave Dorman and Chris Russo and raises $82,500; Keynote speakers: Dave Dorman and Rudy Giuliani.

2002

$620,000

624 golfers; Fiddler’s Elbow, Stanton Ridge Golf & Country Club, New Jersey National; September 23; 122 corporate sponsors; Betsy Bernard, President and CEO of AT&T Consumer, is honorary chair; WFAN’s Mike and the Mad Dog program returns to broadcast live from the event, including shot-by-shot coverage of Imus Teed Off Challenge; Imus in the Morning program also broadcasts from the event (for the first time); Imus Teed Off Challenge features Imus, Phil Simms, Jim Nantz, Mike Lupica, Jack Welch, Mark Messier, Mike Francesa, Mike Breen and Chris Russo and raises $50,000; Special flag print (www.rememberalways.org), signed by Rudy Giuliani is auctioned on Imus in the Morning and during the reception, and raises $21,000 for the Todd M. Beamer Foundation (another $9,300 is donated to the Foundation from an AT&T CARES grant and the proceeds from silent auction); USA Today produces 4 page AT&T Cox Classic themed “wrap” that is distributed to guests at check in; Keynote speaker: Ron Insana

2001

$560,000

550 golfers; Fiddler’s Elbow, Stanton Ridge Golf & Country Club; Somerset Hills is replaced by New Jersey National, Basking Ridge, NJ; October 1; 111 corporate sponsors; Betsy Bernard, President and CEO of AT&T Consumer, is honorary chair; event honors 4 New York City firemen and AT&T contributes $90,000 to Widows and Children’s Funds of New York City Police and Fire Departments; Ralph Branca and Bobby Thomson are honored on the 50th Anniversary of “Shot Heard Around The World”; WFAN and Imus Teed Off Challenge suspend participation in wake of 9/11 tragedy; Keynote speaker: George Martin;

2000

$558,000

550 golfers; Fiddler’s Elbow, Stanton Ridge, Somerset Hills Golf & Country Club; September 11; 112 corporate sponsors; John McCain, Joe Torre, honorary co-chairs; WFAN’s Mike and the Mad Dog program broadcasts live from the event, including shot-by-shot coverage of Imus Teed Off Challenge ; Ceremonial First Tee Shot of Imus Teed Off Challenge is struck by Jack Patrick Lindsay III; Imus Teed Off Challenge features Chris DiMarco, Jim Nantz, Mike Lupica, Chris Russo, Jay Hill, Jeff Wilpon, Keith Falconer, Bob Housen, Bob Wischusen and raises $82,000; Imus and Mike Francesa don’t compete due to injury; Chris Russo is named first MVP of Imus Teed Off Challenge; Keynote speakers: Bill Russell and Hamilton Jordan

1999

$550,000

550 golfers; Fiddler’s Elbow, Stanton Ridge Golf & Country Club, Somerset Hills; September 27 (“10th Anniversary Celebration”); 111 corporate sponsors; Gene Lockhart, Chief Marketing Officer, AT&T, honorary chair; The Imus Ranch joins CJ Foundation for SIDS and Tomorrows Children’s Fund as beneficiary (AT&T also commits $250,000 to sponsor the horse barn at the Imus Ranch); WFAN’s Mike and the Mad Dog program broadcasts live from the event, including shot-by-shot coverage of Imus Teed Off Challenge; Ceremonial First Tee Shot (of Imus Teed Off Challenge) is born, struck by Sergio Garcia; Imus Teed Off Challenge features Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Mike Lupica, Bobby Murcer, Mike Breen, Mike Francesa and Chris Russo and raises $75,000; Keynote speakers: Rick Reilly and Brian Williams

1998

$522,000

500 golfers; Fiddler’s Elbow, Stanton Ridge Golf & Country Club, and third facility is added: Somerset Hills Country Club, Bernardsville, NJ; September 28; 100 corporate sponsors; Bill Bradley, former U.S. Senator from the Garden State, and Richard A. Grasso, Chairman and CEO of the New York Stock Exchange, serve as honorary co-chairs; website (coxcharityclassic.com) was born; US News & World Report, Time, Newsweek, and Sports Illustrated donate space for first print campaign; WFAN’s Mike and the Mad Dog program broadcasts live from the event, including shot-by-shot coverage of Imus Teed Off Challenge; Imus Teed Off Challenge features Imus, Mike Breen, Mike Francesa and Chris Russo and raises $70,000; Keynote speaker: Jeff Greenfield; AT&T becomes title sponsor (AT&T Steven A. Cox Charity Classic);

1997

$425,000

432 golfers; Fiddler’s Elbow and Stanton Ridge Golf & Country Club, Whitehouse, NJ; September 22; 100 corporate sponsors; Imus Teed Off Challenge is born, with Imus as the sole golfer; first honorary chairs are named: Governor of New Jersey, Christie Todd Whitman, and John Zeglis, Vice Chair of AT&T; Imus Teed Off Challenge raises $103,000; WFAN’s Mike and the Mad Dog program broadcasts live from the event, including shot-by-shot coverage of Imus Teed Off Challenge

1996

$271,200

280 golfers; Fiddler’s Elbow, Far Hills, NJ; October 7; 70 corporate sponsors;

1995

$86,000

280 golfers; event moves to Fiddler’s Elbow, Far Hills, NJ; October 2; 70 corporate sponsors; CJ Foundation for SIDS joins Tomorrows Children’s Fund as beneficiary

1994

$38,200

127 golfers; Crystal Springs Golf Club, Hamburg, NJ; October 3; 21 corporate sponsors; 75 prizes awarded; first celebrity appearance at event: Pierre Larouche

1993

$10,500

49 golfers; Roxiticus Country Club; July 7; Three other corporate sponsors join Golf Digest and Golf World: Young & Rubicam, NW Ayer, Ogilvy and Mather Direct; Event name changes to Steven A. Cox Charity Classic

1992

$2,650

29 golfers; Roxiticus Country Club; Event is held on May 29 (Steve’s birthday); Tomorrows Children’s Fund is named as beneficiary

1991

$2,000

14 golfers; Roxiticus Country Club, Mendham, NJ, October 11; Golf Digest and Golf World magazines host the event, torrential rain suspends play; Event name changes to Steven A. Cox Invitational

1990

$2,800

8 golfers; Newton Country Club, Friday, September 21; Event Title: Golf-A-Thon for Steve Cox

© 2015 Steven A. Cox Foundation
Built and maintained by Haddad & Partners