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Ann Liguori Hosts 17th Annual Golf Classic at Friar’s Head

In benefit of cancer prevention, the Ann Liguori Foundation supported numerous organizations with a charity golf outing at Friars Head in Riverhead last Monday, May 18.

Overlooking the Long Island Sound, Friars Head, along with the foundation, held the charity event for organizations such as the American Cancer Society, St. Jude Childrens Hospital and cancer research grants and support for Kids Need More, a camp for children with cancer and their siblings on Shelter Island.

The Ann Liguori Foundation also supports a sports media scholarship that is administered by the New York chapter of Women in Communications. Stony Brook University student Nicole Gartner was this years recipient and as well volunteered the day of the event.

The day included golf with caddies, brunch, cocktails, buffet dinner, entertainment and silent and live auctions.

Ann Liguori starting the day
Ann Liguori starting the day. Photo credit: Tom Fitzgerald and Pam Deutchman /Society-in-Focus

Ann Liguori, a sports talk show host, author and reporter, has hosted an annual charity golf tournament in the Hamptons for 17 years and established the Ann Liguori Foundation seven years ago. Liguori also covers major golf championships for CBS Sports Radio Network and WFAN Radio.

The foundation recognized business leader Vincent Ponte of Ponte Equities at the event this year in honor of his excel in both the business world and philanthropic arena.

Brian Travers, Jim Halpin, Vincent Ponte, Ann Liguori and Bo Dietl
Brian Travers, Jim Halpin, Vincent Ponte, Ann Liguori and Bo Dietl
Photo credit: Tom Fitzgerald and Pam Deutchman/Society-in-Focus

Scott Salmirs of ABM, the 2014 Business Honoree and Jim Halpin of Platinum Maintenance, the 2013 Business Honoree also joined in on the events festivities.

Liguori also presented awards to Ken Bakst, the owner of the Friars Head, Anthony Francis, the director of operations at Friars Head, and Adam McDaid, the head golf professional at Friars Head.

The Ann Liguori Foundation Charity Golf Classic has been played in the Hamptons since 1998 on many golf courses throughout the East End such as Westhampton Country Club, Hampton Hills, Olde Vine, Maidstone, Sebonack Golf Club and The Bridge. This is the second year that the tournament was played on Friars Head.

Ann Liguori with John Nitti, former NY Jet/NY Giants
Ann Liguori with John Nitti, former NY Jet/NY Giant. Photo credit: Photo credit: Tom Fitzgerald and Pam Deutchman/Society-in-Focus

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