Sports broadcasting pioneer and award-winning talk show host Anne Liguori will host it 24e Annual Ann Liguori Foundation (ALF) Charity Golf Classic on Thursday, September 22, 2022, to Maidstone Club in East Hampton, NY The annual charity outing benefits nonprofit 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 the 2022 ALF Business Honoredand Hall of Fame Guitarist Alex Lifeson, RUSH, will accept the 2022 ALF Music Honor Award at the awards dinner that night.
Sponsors of the annual event are ABM, TONE STRUCTURE, PLATINUM, and Tommy and Shounda Foster. Donors for the charity tournament include Hotel Indigo EAST END, Eye King, IBKUL Athleisure Apparel, FRENCH POOL TOY Wine, Tour Edge, Dune Jewelry & the Hamptons Rope Collection, PEAKVISION Sunglasses, Dooney & Bourke, Linda Hartough, SwingLube, TaylorMade, Hidden Links, DunDonald Links, North & West Coast Links Golf IRELAND and No sweating.
“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, from April to September, on Sunday mornings, from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., where she was the first woman to host an on-call sports program. “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. from Anne ‘Sport Innerview’ cable show that aired weekly for 17 years as Ann interviewed the sport’s top legends. And the ‘Sport Innerview’ radio show broadcast 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.
Ann is the Global Ambassador for the IBKUL Athleisure line (www.ibkul.com) and has collaborated on a jewelry line with DUNE JEWELRY called Hamptons Rope Collection.
For more information about Ann, visit www.annliguori.com
For more information about the Ann Liguori Foundation, visit www.annliguori.com/philanthropy/
For more information on the tournament, contact Jean Skidgel, Tournament Coordinator, at [email protected]