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Media Advisory – 2nd Annual Golf Tournament, Gene Sarazen Memorial Cup


Contact:   Elissa Ruffino (NIAF) 202/939-3106 or

EVENT: 2nd Annual Golf Tournament,
Gene Sarazen Memorial Cup

SPONSOR: The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)

WHEN: Monday, September 13, 2004
8:00 a.m. Registration/continental breakfast
10:00 a.m. Tee off

WHERE: Hopkinton Country Club
204 Saddle Hill Road, Hopkinton, MA 01748

Join Salvatore A. Balsamo, chairman,TAC Worldwide Companies and NIAF regional vice president in New England; Charles (Chuck) V. Conte, managing partner, Newton Associates and NIAF area coordinator in Massachusetts; and Ronald W. Del Sesto, honorary vice consul for Italy in Providence, R.I. and NIAF area coordinator in Rhode Island; at the Foundation’s golf tournament in New England.

The 2nd-annual NIAF golf tournament will pay tribute to Gene Sarazen, the legendary Italian American golfer. Proceeds will benefit the Gene Sarazen Scholarship Fund. Mary Ann Sarazen, Sarazen’s daughter, will attend the tournament.

With a shotgun start at 10:00 a.m., the tournament will be followed by a cocktail reception at 2:30 p.m., and a 4:00 p.m. buffet dinner awards ceremony. Prizes will be awarded to the top three foursomes as well as for the longest drive and for the shot closest to the pin. There is also a hole-in-one prize of a Maserati sports car. Golf registration is $250 per person. Corporate sponsorships are also available.

Gene Sarazen (born Eugenio Saraceni) will long be remembered as one of golf’s greatest players. Sarazen’s association with golf dates back to his 9th birthday when he was given a hickory shafted club as a present. He turned professional in 1920 and is credited with inventing the sand wedge. Sarazen, also known as “The Squire,” won 38 PGA Tour titles, including seven major championships. In 1932, he won both the Open and US Open. He was a member of six Ryder Cup teams, and is in the PGA Hall of Fame and the World Golf Hall of Fame.

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Format: Modified Scramble

Contact: Chuck Conte at

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