- Last week one of the Hamptons most beautiful golf courses, The Maidstone
Country Club, hosted WFAN
sports commentator and Hamptons.com writer Ann Liguori's
annual golf outing in support of children with cancer and childhood health initiatives.
Since 2007 the Ann Liguori Foundation (ALF) has raised money to benefit not-for-profit organizations that focus on cancer prevention and cancer care including the American Cancer Society
and the ACS's Camp Adventure on Shelter Island for children with cancer and their siblings. Children on the East End also benefit from ALF's support of Healthy Children, Healthy Futures, teaching young people about nutrition and fitness.
Jim McCann of 1-800-Flowers with Ann Liguori at The Maidstone Club in East Hampton
Besides a great day of golf on one of the Hamptons most iconic links, attendees were treated to a cocktail hour and scrumptious buffet dinner in the Maidstone's historic club house with stunning views of the Atlantic
Ocean. Gifts bags were great as well, including $40 gift certificates for the Maidstone Pro Shop.
ALF supporter Jim Halpin
of Platinum Maintenance was this year's Businessman of the Year honoree and he told Hamptons.com, "It is important for individuals to do what they can to support these local charities, particularly like the American Cancer Society and Ann's foundation that benefit children going through the courageous battle against cancer at such young ages. They need our support of both money and time, so we do whatever it is we can."
Former Yankee great Tommy John with Liz Giordano (Photo: Douglas Harrington)
Former NY Yankee southpaw Tommy John
was in attendance and noted, "With the governments, both local and federal, not having the kinds of money in the budget, it is important for individuals to do events like this, step up, play a little golf and try to raise as much money as we can."
Along with a silent auction featuring lots of sports memorabilia, there was a live auction that included Irish golf vacations, Taylor Made clubs, a trip to the 2013 Grammy Awards, several golf outings at some of the Hamptons' greatest courses and the opportunity to caddie for a PGA or LPGA
pro. The traditional hole-in-one automobile prize was donated by Mercedes of Southampton and although there were plenty of birdies and the occasional eagle, none of the players holed one from the tee box.
It was a great day for all the golfers and a great day for all the children that benefit from the outstanding work done by the Ann Liguori Foundation.
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Frequently mistaken for the "Most Interesting Man in the World" from the Dos Equis commercials and the iconic gray-bearded Sean Connery, DMH is the Senior Contributing Editor at Hamptons.com. www.hamptons.com