(Westhampton, New York – January 8, 2018) – The U.S. Open Championship trophy will find its way to the 20th Annual Ann Liguori Foundation Charity Golf Classic on Monday, June 4 at Atlantic Golf Club in Bridgehampton, New York. Golfers participating in the popular charity golf tournament, which raises money and awareness for cancer research, cancer care and a variety of other causes, will be able to pose for a photo with the famed 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 Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y., the course hosting the 2018 U.S. Open.
Golfers at Atlantic Golf Club 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.
The Ann Liguori Foundation raises money and awareness for cancer research and cancer prevention initiatives. 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 mentorship scholarship 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.
Sponsors in 2017 included American Building Maintenance (ABM), Eyeking LLC / Under Armour Eyewear, Platinum Maintenance, StructureTone, TaylorMade and Tharanco Lifestyles/Greg Norman Collection.
Donors included Bermuda Tourism, Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, COOLA Suncare, Dune Jewelry, Imperial Headwear, JoFit Apparel, Marc Joseph New York Shoes, Maui Jim, NoNatz Bug Spray, North & West Coast Links, OGIO Golf Bags, Revo, RMS Golf Gloves, SCNS Sports Food, Shoe Tips (The Last Thought Before Your Shot), Tour Edge Golf, VPAR and Zero Friction.
Ann Liguori has been a trail-blazer in the world of sports broadcasting as an original sports talk show host on WFAN-NY 660 AM and the station’s golf and tennis correspondent; an original with her own series on The Golf Channel; and the Host, Executive Producer and Owner of her Sports Innerview television and radio series. Ann is the author of ‘A Passion for Golf, Celebrity Musings About the Game.’
Having lost her father to cancer and her brother Jim to leukemia in the early eighties, Ann has worked diligently since then to raise money and awareness for a variety of causes and established the Ann Liguori Foundation in 2008.
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Carole Imperiale, Publicist