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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)February 17, 2011

(MAHWAH, NJ) – Get ready to rumble Sunday, May 15 when the Ramapo College Foundation holds its 2nd Annual Poker Run/Ramapo Rumble.   The Poker Run/Ramapo Rumble will kick off on the Ramapo College campus, and riders will cover an 80 mile course on the beautiful scenic roads of Northern New Jersey.

There are three stopping points along the way for refreshments and to pick up additional poker cards. There will be a picnic lunch for riders, families and friends on the Bandshell Lawn on the College’s campus, which will feature live music by the DRG Band.  For riders, there will be exhibits featuring motorcycle manufacturers and dealers, and clothing and accessories companies.

The event’s steering committee is composed of individuals from the business, legal and education communities as well as others who enjoy the freedom of the open road. Members are Chairman Rick DeSilva, Rick DeSilva, Jr., John Brewster ’75, Randall Brewster and Jonathan Marcus ’93 of Mahwah, NJ,  Robert Hiden of Mamaroneck, NY, Doreen Janes of Lyndhurst, NJ, David Hackett of South Plainfield, NJ, Larry Inserra of Franklin Lakes, NJ and Lisa Ryan of Towaco, NJ.

The event raises funds for student scholarships and undergraduate research programs.  The Poker Run/Ramapo Rumble is an initiative of the Ramapo College Foundation, whose mission is to “provide the resources that make the difference in Ramapo College’s quest for educational excellence.”  The Poker Run/Ramapo Rumble will take place on Sunday, May 15, rain or shine. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.  The cost is $25 for riders and $15 for passengers.  For additional information about the event, please email


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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