An early morning fog in Eastern Long Island burned off and a gloriously beautiful, hot sunny day emerged just in time for the golfers to enjoy the spectacular views at The Bridge in Bridgehampton, NY for the 15th Annual Ann Liguori Foundation Charity Golf Classic on Monday, May 20th.
A sold-out field gathered to support the Ann Liguori Foundation and radio and television sport's personality Ann Liguori, who founded the Foundation five years ago after hosting the annual charity golf tournament in The Hamptons for ten straight years for the American Cancer Society.
The Ann Liguori Foundation raises money and awareness for cancer prevention and cancer research and continues to support the American Cancer Society and a list of other notable charities.
Each year, the Foundation brings nutrition education expert Jill Jayne to the East End to conduct assemblies for young people, teaching them about good nutrition and the importance of regular exercise for over-all good health benefits.
"I thank all of our wonderful volunteers, sponsors, the golfers, donors and the staff at The Bridge who helped make our charity golf tournament a huge success," says Liguori. "And a very special thanks to the man upstairs who is responsible for the weather and in 15 years, we have had quite an amazing track record in that department!"
Sponsors included: Platinum Maintenance, TaylorMade Adidas, Greg Norman Apparel and North & West Coast Links.
Donors included: Nespresso, TaylorMade Adidas, Dunning, Maui Jim, Skillern Foundation, Hamptons Jitney, Lynn's Nursery, Estee Lauder, Modell's Sporting Goods, Scratch Wedges, Loud Mouth Golf, The American Golfer, Spotless Swing Towels and Alex McGugan/Jack Jolly & Son Inc.
The live auction items included foursomes at prestigious courses on the East End of Long Island, a golf trip to Northern and Western Ireland, a foursome and lessons at Glen Arbor Golf Club in Bedford, NY, a limited edition print from Linda Hartough, tickets to the U.S. Women's Open at Sebonack and a reception and evening of cabaret at a private residence in Manhattan.
The winning team, Jason Dove of Rockland Country Club in Sparkill, NY, and his teammates, Gene Bonniberger, Martin Gjelaj and Chris MacArthur, shot an 11 under 61 in the best ball of foursome (using 80 percent handicap) format. Eleven foursomes received prizes as well as Robert Martin of Winged Foote and Nancy Moon of Southampton Golf Club for longest drives.
For more information on the Ann Liguori Foundation, visit www.annliguorifoundation.org
About Ann Liguori
Ann is President of Ann Liguori Productions and owner of Sports Innerview Radio & Television properties. She is the owner of the longest running sports show, hosted, owned and produced by a woman. Sports Innerview with Ann Liguori aired on sports cable networks from 1989-2005 and featured interviews Ann did with sports legends such as Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Wilt Chamberlain, Jim Brown, Brett Favre and Julius Erving, among many others. Visit her website at www.annliguori.com to see the full archives.
Ann Liguori is the Golf & Tennis Correspondent for WFAN Radio and CBS Sports Radio Network covering the Majors including The Masters, US Open golf, PGA Championships, Ryder Cup, Solheim Cup and US Open Tennis Championships. She is the first woman to host a call-in sports show on WFAN and hosted a five-hour weekly call-in sports show from 1987-2008.
For more information on Ann visit her website, at www.annliguori.com.
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Carole Imperiale, Publicist