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Contact:   Elissa Ruffino (NIAF) 202/939-3106 or

EVENT: Second Annual Chairman’s Golf Invitational

SPONSOR: The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)

WHEN: Saturday, March 17, 2012
Registration: 8 a.m.
Tee-off: 9 a.m.

WHERE: Wigwam Golf Resort
300 East Wigwam Blvd.
Litchfield Park, Arizona 85340
(623) 935-3811

Join Jerry Colangelo, National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Chairman on Saturday, March 17, 2012 for the Second Annual Chairman’s Golf Invitational. Colangelo will be joined by local business executives. To register your foursome online:

With a shotgun start at 8 a.m., the tournament will include 18 holes of golf, a continental breakfast, lunch on the patio and special gifts and giveaways. Registration is $500 per person.

Several sponsorships packages are also available for $2,500, $5,000 or $10,000. Acknowledgement of your sponsorship will be included in numerous publications online and in Ambassador, the Foundation’s glossy, cultural publication.

For questions contact Kyla McKenna at or (202)939-3117.

Please note we have another exciting event the evening before on March 16

Comedian Tom Dreesen will headline a special tribute to the legendary Frank Sinatra on March 16, 2012, at the Wigwam Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Ariz. This special evening will be filled with laughter, memories and the music of Sinatra. Dreesen will share his experiences and memories of his friend of more than 14 years, Frank Sinatra.

Join NIAF Chairman Jerry Colangelo and friends for a buffet-style Italian dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the Sinatra Tribute Show at 8 p.m. Proceeds of the evening to benefit NIAF’s philanthropic programs.

Tickets for the concert are $50 per person; the Italian Festa Buffet is $25 per person. To reserve your tickets today, contact Molly Caldwell at 602/224-2344 or e-mail her at

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., dedicated to preserving the heritage of Italian Americans. Visit

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