The event will take place on Thursday September 22, 2022 at the Maidstone Club.
Ann Liguori, sports broadcasting pioneer and award-winning talk show host, will host her 24th Annual Ann Liguori Foundation (ALF) Charity Golf Classic on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at the Maidstone Club in East Hampton, NY. The annual charity outing benefits not-for-profit organizations that work in cancer research and care, including the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the East End Hospice.
Dan Pontecorvo, Global Head of Real Estate and Engineering, Jane Street Capital, is the 2022 ALF Business Honoree, and Alex Lifeson, Hall of Fame Guitarist, RUSH, will receive the 2022 ALF Music Honoree at the prize giving that evening.
“It’s a disease we know only too well,” says Liguori. “We are all directly or indirectly affected by this terrible disease and anything we can do to fight cancer has been a mission of mine for decades since our family lost my father to cancer in 1981. We also lost my brother to leukemia when he was 22.[…]My sister Jean, my brother Dan and I are committed to this cause forever.
“We are thrilled to honor Hall of Fame guitarist Alex Lifeson, who is also an avid golfer. And Dan Pontecorvo, our Business Honoree, is a shining light! And we so appreciate the support of our amazing sponsors, golfers, donors and volunteers. And the golf community is so generous, which we are very grateful for,” adds Liguori.
In addition to Ann’s philanthropic work, the broadcaster hosts a weekly “Talking Golf” show on WFAN-NY, April through September, Sunday mornings, 7-8 a.m., where she was the first woman to host a show. sportswoman on call. “Hey Liguori, What’s the Story” has aired weekly on WFAN for 24 years. Ann was also the first woman to host her own primetime show on The Golf Channel. Ann’s “Sports Innerview” cable show aired weekly for 17 years as Ann interviewed top sports legends. And the radio program “Sports Innerview” airs on Saturday mornings on WLIW.
Ann recently received the “Winnie Palmer Award” at the MET Golf Writers National Award Dinner, previously awarded to Barbara Nicklaus, Nancy Lopez, Tom Watson, Ernie Els and Gary Player, to name a few.