To the editor:
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated in, donated prizes and money to, and sponsored the second annual Linda Rotondi Memorial Golf Tournament, which took place on Aug. 22 at the Renaissance Country Club in Haverhill. This event was an overwhelming success and raised more than $25,000 for the Jimmy Fund and Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.
This year, 94 golfers showed up at the Jimmy Fund/Dana Farber-sponsored event. Approximately 200 people attended the dinner following the tournament and enjoyed great food, silent and live auctions, raffle prizes and live music by the Thomas Machine Works Band. A grand prize raffle ticket was presented to a lucky ticket holder for a four-night stay at Creighton Farms Golf Resort in Virginia, along with American Airlines tickets.
Much appreciated were the efforts of my committee members: Dr. David Reczek, Barbara and Fred Iannazzi, Brian Young, Posy Veator and Nancy Wile.
I would like to thank the Renaissance Country Club for donating the grand prize and for their efforts in making this event a huge success. Special thanks to David Perroni, who helped plan and organize the event at the club.
Special thanks go to Amy McCallum and Kaitlyn Fitzgibbons from the Jimmy Fund Golf Program, who guided us through the planning and management of the fundraising process.
The following gold sponsors generously donated $500: Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank, Institution For Savings, Remax/ Robert Bentley, Great Woods Post and Beam/John Reppucci, Chuck Rotondi, Ameriprise Financial/David and Laurie Lyon, Karen Holmes Physical Therapy, LLC, Sam and Dee Rotondi, and Lark and Annie Madden.
Additionally, I would like to acknowledge the charitable donations of the following general sponsors: The Marks Family, Roger Rotondi Sr., Law Office of Geoffrey Dubosque, Robert Pearce, Andrew Murphey and Geraldine Vanderhoff, Next Step Communication/Diana and Greg Hannoosh, B. Alexander and Deb Hamilton, Executive Gourmet/Glen Kemper, Newell Farms Builders, Bob and Marie Pierce and Sheriff Frank Cousins.
Thank you also to the following individuals and businesses for generously donating items for our event, raffle, silent and live auctions: Advanced Laser & Skincare/Francine Capuzzo, American Airlines, Anna Maria Beech, Anna Paula A. L. Soares Duarte, Barbara Lavallee, Bertucci's, The Boston Blazers, Carryout Cafe, Chris Wile, Christine Anastos, Chuck Rotondi, Claudia Aiken, The Cuckoo's Nest, Dennis Lucas, Executive Gourmet/ Glen Kemper, Executive Limo, Francisco Grande Hotel & Golf Resort, Gaslight Brasserie, Harpoon Brewery, Harvard Sweet Boutique, Harwich Quilt Bank, The Holiday Inn of Stamford, The Iannazzi Family, I See Me!, Jimmy Fund Golf, Kick*ss Cupcakes, Kim Pearce, Knollwood Country Club, Legal Sea Foods, Mahoney's Garden Center, Marty & Deedee Anderson, New Balance, Obsessed Charters, Panera Bread Company, Periwinkles Restaurant and Bar, Planet Color Nail & Hair Spa/Eric Howard, Rachel Holland Massage, Redbones, Starboard Galley Restaurant, The Spa at The Mount Auburn Club, Thomas Machine Works Band, The Upper Crust Pizzeria, Posy Veator, Tom Orf, Vineyard Vines, Walter Janeczko, West Newbury Food Mart, Whole Foods Market, and Zip Type Printing.
All net proceeds from the event will go to the Dana Farber/Jimmy Fund Cancer Institute in memory of Linda Rotondi and earmarked for inflammatory breast cancer research.
Linda Rotondi Memorial Golf Tournament