A Letter from the Chairman

As the Italian American Charity Golf Association kicks off our 47th annual event, it is with anticipated enthusiasm to inform everyone that we will continue our fund-raising efforts towards cancer care within our local community. With the acquisition/merger of WCA hospital by UPMC our earmarked funding will continue to be donated to complete the final stage of the three year commitment of $150,000.00 in aiding the purchase of the Carestream DRX System.

The past twelve months our committee and community has lost a true gentleman. Frank Vassallo, a long time committee member and past two term committee chairman was taken from us by the very disease he diligently worked and advocated for. We as an organization owe our heartfelt thanks to Frank for propelling this event to the forefront of our community where we can make a difference in the fight against Cancer. His perseverance in the cause helped pave the direction in which we continue improve and grow. His impact will never be forgotten.

On behalf of the entire Italian American Committee, I would like to welcome you to the 47th Annual Italian American Charity Golf Tournament. We hope that you and your families enjoy a wonderful weekend and continue to support our local cancer care.


Joe Paterniti
Italian American Charity Golf Association

Join us in the fight against cancer (and enjoy a round or three).