April 25, 2011 - Tampa’s Longest Running Charitable Golf Tournament Invites Area Residents to Become a “Pisano for a Day”

The 34th Annual Italian Invitational will celebrate Tampa’s rich Italian heritage while raising funds for local charities

Tampa, Fl – Tampa’s Italian American Golf Association has generated more than $677,000 for local charities since 1977.  On May 6th and 7th, the popular Friday Festa and Saturday Italian Invitational golf tournament will return to the Italian Club in Ybor and Westchase Golf & Country Club for two days of spirited competition, celebration and authentic Italian food and drinks steeped with heritage and tradition.  At thirty-four years and counting, this legendary sporting event is Tampa Bay’s longest running charitable golf tournament and event.

Italian InvitationalItalian and not, families of those who originally founded Tampa’s Italian Invitational in 1977 will come together once again to carry on this successful and enjoyable charitable tradition.  The event’s organizers are inviting area residents for a day of golf, food, auctions, raffles and events to raise money for both The Human Development Center of Tampa and Operation Helping Hand.  Sponsorships, single player spots and tournament foursomes remain available. Donations are encouraged and can be made by visiting www.italianinvitational.com.

WHO: The Italian American Golf Association

WHAT: Two days of events

Friday, May 6th
Friday Festa (family friendly) at the Italian Club in Ybor City at 1731 E. 7th Avenue from 6-9p.m.
INCLUDES: Italian dinner buffet, music, dancing, auction and raffles
COST: $25.00 donation

Saturday, May 7th
Italian Invitational at the Westchase Golf & Country Club at11602 Westchase Golf Drive in Tampa
EVENT TIMES: 12:00p.m, 1:30p.m. shot gun start
INCLUDES: Italian scramble, Italian food, beer, liquor and wine, awards, auction and raffle prizes
COST: $175.00 per person donation (includes complimentary ticket to Friday Festa)

OFFICIAL SPONSORS: SCI Companies and Reeves Import Motor Cars

For more information, to register or learn more about becoming a sponsor, visit www.italianinvitational.com or contact event chairperson, Rock Scaglione, at rock.scaglione@gmail.com or (813) 210-4894. 

Media Opportunities: Please contact Julie Robbins at (813) 448-7717 or Julie@ideaworkscreativegroup.com.