A Message from the Chair
Once again many thanks to our sponsors and supporters who helped make the 2017 Italian Open Golf Tournament for Children’s Charities a tremendous success. Through your generous and overwhelming support we were able to raise money for our nearly forty charities in the St. Louis community. In the past three years alone, the Italian Open has been able to raise and distribute over $500,000!
At this year’s event in August, we were proud to honor three tremendous contributors to the Italian Open, former Board members Tony Intagliata and Tony Monachello, as well as former Executive Director Barbara Moynihan. Their efforts exemplify the goals and mission of the Italian Open.
In addition to you, our supporters, I would also like to recognize the individuals who worked behind the scenes to make 2017 such a huge success. First, ours is a working Board of nearly forty individuals who donate countless hours of personal time and treasure in an effort to help children in need in our area. In addition, the “Italian Open Auxiliary” is a group of dedicated volunteers that were instrumental in aiding our Board, making our Saturday evening dinner auction one of the most memorable ever, as well as organizing a boutique and helping in numerous other ways on the day of golf. Finally, special thanks to our Executive Secretary Shannon Duffin, who pulled all of our efforts together.
So, as we look forward to 2018, we hope we can count on all of you for continued support. We promise to make our August 2018 event even better and we hope to see all of you there. And again, Mille Grazie!