Congratulations to Our Winners, Gratitude to Our Sponsors, and Thanks for an Amazing Day!

We are grateful to all who participated in the 53rd Annual Bergen Catholic Golf Classic on June 10th, held in memory of Br. Martin P. Burns. More than 140 golfers, made up of alumni, parents, teachers, coaches, and friends of Bergen Catholic, were all smiles as they enjoyed the glorious weather, BC camaraderie, and the spectacular greens of Hackensack Golf Club.

2024 Honorees:

With great pride, we recognized the following distinguished members of our BC community who are longtime Golf Classic and Bergen Catholic Sponsors:

Tony Rocchio ’76, P ’07
GOYA Foods


The following golfers walked away with prizes and bragging rights for the year:

Dave Monahan ’80, Ralph Ruggerio ’80, Chris Paolella ’81, Eric McKenna ’82

2nd Net:
Ryan Knab P ’23, ’27, Jeffery Knab, Richard Knab, Eric Knab

3rd Net:
Gregg Larson P ’24, Rob Morris P ’27, Noel Naughton ’94, Mike Gallucci

1st Gross:
Dan FitzPatrick ’86, Mike O’Neill P ’17, ’22, ’26, Cris Hartigan ’86, P ’16, Joe Davi ’88

Longest Drive:
Hole #8 Marcus Unanue ’16

Closest to the Pin:
Hole #17 Mike O’Neill 0’ 18”

2024 Golf Experience Raffle Winner:

2024 Golf Experience Raffle Winner:

Taking the prize for the most exciting win of the day—Bill Guinan ’91, P ’25 , who won this year’s Golf Experience Raffle. Bill will bring three guests to enjoy three spectacular rounds of golf at the prestigious Pebble Beach Golf Resort. Congratulations to Bill!

Thank you to everyone who participated, and we look forward to offering future experience raffles.

2024 Golf Classic Committee:

Thank you to our dedicated committee members who worked over nine months planning this event and ensuring the day ran smoothly. It was an absolute pleasure to work with all of you.

Chris Schwake, Benedetta Watros, Angelo Pira, Jake Jacobsen, Dave Monahan, Gregg Larson, Andrea Silk, Patti Polizzi-Walker, Angela Vrtis

Thank you for your continued support of Bergen Catholic! 

Deus Vult!

Claire Quinn, Director of Annual Giving and Marge Quinn, Director of Alumni Relations

Congratulations And Thank You To The 2024 Golf Classic Honorees. Longtime Golf Classic And Bergen Catholic Sponsors.

Tony Rocchio ‘76
Tony graduated from Bergen Catholic in 1976, and was awarded the “Outstanding Football Player” award in his graduating class, he received an athletic scholarship to the College of the Holy Cross.

After graduation from Holy Cross, Tony returned to BC to coach football for one season alongside his longtime teammate and fellow Hall of Fame member, Jack McGovern.  They were part of a coaching staff that won the 1980 State Championship. 

Tony then embarked on a successful career in the financial services industry working both domestically and internationally. Currently Tony is a senior management consultant for a global FinTech company.

Tony is the proud father of AJ (BC’07) and Allie (IHA’08) and Grandfather of Rose, Ava and Anthony. Tony is dedicated to giving back to Bergen Catholic and proud that he and his son AJ are Crusaders.

Goya Foods
Founded in 1936 by Spanish immigrants, Goya Foods, Inc. is the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States and the premier source for authentic Latin cuisine. Combined with authentic ingredients, robust seasonings, and convenient preparation, Goya provides consumers with over 2,600 high-quality and affordable food products from the Caribbean, Mexico, Spain, Central and South America.

Goya has always strived to be a company of passionate people that care about making a difference in the community. Goya supports nearly 300 charitable endeavors, programs, scholarships, and events, and through its Goya Gives initiative donates millions of pounds of food to people in need, especially during times of natural disasters. The company donated over 4.5 million pounds of food during the pandemic. In 2021, Goya launched Goya Cares, a global initiative to combat child trafficking and educate on mental health. Goya recognizes the important role businesses play in leading the way for environmental change, and is the largest user of solar energy among Hispanic owned food and beverage companies, ranking as one of the top corporate solar users in the U.S. food and beverage industry.

Goya Foods has been a proud Sponsor of the Golf Classic for 10 years.