Canceled Italian-American Plans 50th Anniversary Celebration In 2021

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The first committee was convened to consider a possible celebration event to honor the heritage handed to us by our forefathers. The committee was asked to consider a golf tournament as a possible activity to communicate the theme. They were unanimous in their response that a golf tournament of this magnitude would never fly, especially in our geographic area — a crazy idea. ¯ Samuel Restivo Sr.

Past chairman, Italian-American Charity Golf Tournament

The late Samuel Restivo Sr. stewed about that contrarian view described above for two weeks a half-century ago, but he wasn’t about to let the dream die. So another committee was formed.

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