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Ann Liguori Foundation 24th Annual Charity Golf Classic to benefit cancer research and care

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

Alex Lifeson, Hall of Fame Guitarist, RUSH

The annual charity outing benefits non-profit organizations working in cancer research and care, including the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and East End Hospice.

Dan Pontecorvo, Global Head of Real Estate and Engineering, Jane Street Capital, is on 2022 ALF Business Honoree, and Alex Lifeson, Hall of Fame Guitarist, Rush, will accept the 2022 ALF Music Honoree Award at the awards dinner that evening.

Sponsors of the annual event are ATM, STRUCTURE YOUR, PLATINUM, and Tommy & Shounda Foster. Donors for the charity tournament include Dooney & Bourke, DunDonald Links, Dunning Apparel, Dune Jewelry & the Hamptons Rope Collection, Eye King, FRENCH BOWL TOY Wine, Golf in a Box, Hotel Indigo IS ENDHubert Privé Golf Sculptures, IBKUL Athleisure Apparel, Linda Hartough, Hidden Links, North & West Coast Links Golf IRELANDNo sweating, CUTTING-EDGE VISION Sunglasses, SwingLube, TaylorMade and Tour Edge.

“It’s a disease we know all 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 an on-call sports show. The program “Hey Liguori, What’s the Story” broadcast 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 show ‘Sports Innerview’ airs on Saturday mornings WLIW.

Ann recently received the “Winnie Palmer Award”, at the MEET National Golf Writers Award Dinner, previously awarded to Barbara Nicklaus, Nancy Lopez, Tom Watson, Ernie Els and Gary Player, to name a few.

Ann is the global ambassador of IBKUL Athleisure line and has collaborated on a jewelry line with DUNE JEWELRY called the Hamptons string collection.

Learn more about the event here.