PARSIPPANY – After a two-year hiatus thanks to the pandemic, Morris County Sons of Italy – Lodge 2561 once again hosted their annual Basil Ricci Memorial Charity Golf Outing on Thursday, July 7 at Parsippany’s Knoll Country Club West.
The event, the compilation of much hard work by many members of the Lodge’s ‘Golf Committee’, was a huge success. 138 golfers came on a wonderful day to enjoy 18 holes on a first class course. The golf package included golf, cart, lunch, dinner, drinks, prizes and gifts!
Thanks to over fifty sponsors and other generous donations, this successful fundraising event will benefit many local charities and families. 100% of what the organization raises goes directly to families in need in the form of gift cards and various local charities, including but not limited to the Parsippany Food Pantry, scholarships secondary schools, the Valerie Fund, the Shelter for Battered Woman, Alzheimer’s disease and many more.
Congratulations to the 1st place champions, with a score of 65 (MOC), Nick Aemisegeo III, Mike Landi, Nick Aemisegeo IV and Jess Reich. A shamble format was used during the event. In second place, also with a 65, were Mike Fazzio, Jerry Fazzio, Tom Shuman and Brad Dragon. The longest drive on the Women Hole (#10) was Susan Fadem, while Matt Siegrist walked away with the closest to the hole on #17. The longest men’s hole (#18) went to Brad Dragone. This is great golf!
Post-match activities included a delicious dinner prepared by Knoll’s catering staff, over a hundred prizes were won and a 50/50 raffle left one incredibly lucky winner a happy man. It couldn’t have been better!