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MEDIA ADVISORY: FIFTH ANNUAL SARAZEN MEMORIAL CUP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:   Elissa Ruffino (NIAF) 202/939-3106 or elissa@niaf.org


EVENT: Fifth Annual Sarazen Memorial Cup

SPONSOR: The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)

WHEN: Monday, October 8, 2007
Registration/continental breakfast: 8 a.m.
Tee-off: 10 a.m.

WHERE: Hopkinton Country Club
204 Saddle Hill Road, Hopkinton, MA 01748
Phone: 508/435-4630


Join Bernard “Ben” Cammarata, National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) regional vice president for New England, and Mary Ann Sarazen, daughter of the late Gene Sarazen, on Monday, October 8, 2007 for the Fifth Annual Sarazen Memorial Cup. Proceeds will benefit the NIAF Gene Sarazen Scholarship Fund and the Italian Home for Children in Boston.

The annual NIAF tournament is held in in honor of late Italian-American golfer Gene Sarazen, whose many accomplishments include winning seven major championships and a total of 38 PGA Tour titles. He was the first to achieve a career grand slam of the four majors. “The Squire,” as he was known, died in 1999.

With a shotgun start at 10 a.m., the tournament will be followed by a 2:30 p.m. cocktail reception and an awards buffet dinner at 4 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to the top three foursomes. Additional prizes will be given for the longest drive and closest to the pin. Hole-in-one prizes include use of a luxury sports cars, trips to the Caribbean and golf equipment. Registration is $250 per person. Corporate sponsorships are also available. The format will be a Modified Scramble.

To register, call Suzanne Delaney at (978) 851-0200 or e-mail sdelaney@rmd-inc.net .

The Italian Home for Children in Boston provides assistance for children and families in crisis. It is a residential and day treatment facility for the most severely abused, neglected, and emotionally disturbed children with the goal of reintegrating them back into their schools, families, and communities. The Home was founded in 1918 following an influenza epidemic that orphaned many Italian children in Boston’s North End. Visit www.italianhome.org .

NIAF is a non-profit, non-partisan organization based in Washington, D.C., dedicated to preserving the heritage of Italian Americans. Visit www.niaf.org.





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