20th Annual Ann Liguori Foundation Charity Golf Classic at Atlantic Golf Club will raise money and awareness for cancer research and care in addition to mentorship programs
(Westhampton, New York – March 4, 2018) – The 20th Annual Ann Liguori Foundation Charity Golf Classic on Monday, June 4 at Atlantic Golf Club in Bridgehampton, New York, will raise money for a variety of important causes benefitting cancer research and care in addition to mentoring young people.
Several of ALF’s beneficiaries include St. Judes Children’s Research Center; KIDS NEED MORE, a camp on Shelter Island for children with cancer and their siblings; Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation; Ovarian Cancer Research Fund; and East End Hospice, to name a few.
The Ann Liguori Foundation also supports the ALF Sports Media Scholarship, part of NYWICI, assisting young women hoping to pursue a career in sports media; a Champions Mentorship program with the Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM) and the Jim Liguori Memorial Scholarship at the University of South Florida to help students in need.
“We’re happy to support a variety of important causes that affect all of us in one way or another,” says Ann Liguori, Founder and President of the Ann Liguori Foundation. “In addition to raising money for organizations that focus on cancer research and care, we’re pleased to support several organizations that have excellent mentorship programs in my field of sports media.”
Liguori, a sports talk show host, reporter and author, an ‘original’ on WFAN-NY and The Golf Channel, lost her father to cancer and her brother Jim to leukemia in the early eighties and has worked diligently since then to raise money and awareness for a variety of causes. Hosting the charity golf tournament since 1998, she established the Ann Liguori Foundation in 2008.
“Ann has been a long-time mentor to me and her advice and encouragement continue to make a lasting impact on my sports broadcasting career,” says Kelly Burke, President-Elect of AWSM. “When we started a professional mentorship program as part of the Association for Women in Sports Media, it seemed only fitting to get her involved,” said Burke. "We are so honored to have her sponsoring our AWSM Champions presented by the Ann Liguori Foundation mentorship program, so that other women in the field can experience the same level of guidance and support afforded to me.”
This year, golfers participating will be able to pose for a photo with the famed U.S. Open trophy, hoisted in the past by 4-time US Open champions including Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan and Bobby Jones; 3-time champ Tiger Woods and Hale Irwin; defending champion Brooks Koepka; 2016 champ Dustin Johnson; 2015 champ Jordan Spieth; and 2011 champion Rory McIlroy, to name a few. The following week, the U.S. Open trophy will then move to nearby Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y., the course hosting the 2018 U.S. Open.
Golfers will enjoy the stunning Rees Jones design, a links-like lay-out featuring undulating fairways amongst tall fescue rough, a delicious brunch, cocktails, award’s dinner and the opportunity to bid on fabulous live and silent auction items.
Sponsors in 2018 include American Building Maintenance (ABM), PEAKVISION Sunglasses, Platinum Maintenance, StructureTone, TaylorMade and Tharanco Lifestyles/Greg Norman Collection.
Donors include Bermuda Tourism, Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, Dooney & Bourke, Dune Jewelry, Imperial Headwear, Jofit Apparel, Maui Jim, North & West Coast Links, RMS Golf Glove, Perry Ellis International, Swing Lube, Tour Edge Golf and VPAR.
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Carole Imperiale, Publicist