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Duquesne Athletic Fund to Sponsor Golf Event at TPC Sawgrass
Vinnie Vaccarello
 
Vinnie Vaccarello
 

Jan. 19, 2014

The Duquesne Athletic Fund announces that its inaugural Vinnie Vaccarello & Patsy Crisafi Memorial Golf Invitational will be held on Monday, March 24, 2014 at the legendary Players Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Featuring one of the most photographed holes in the world, the famed 17th "Island Green," the Stadium Course allows golfers to experience access usually reserved exclusively for PGA Tour professionals. Home to the Players Championship, the course is ranked 10th among best resort courses by Golfweek and 44th among America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses by Golf Digest.

This exclusive event honors the late Vinnie Vaccarello, defensive standout for the Dukes from 1985-1988, and his friend and colleague, the late Patsy Crisafi. Both men were Pennsylvania natives, successful entrepreneurs and avid sportsmen who were based in the Jacksonville area and known for their generosity. Proceeds will benefit the Vinnie Vaccarello Football Fund, providing resources to help Duquesne's two-time NEC co-champions compete for more titles.

Details and registration forms for the TPC Sawgrass event may be found in this brochure.

The Sawgrass outing is the first of two events supporting the Vaccarello fund in 2014. The second annual Vinnie Vaccarello Memorial Golf Invitational at Valley Brook Country Club in McMurray, Pennsylvania is scheduled for Monday, October 6. In addition, the Duquesne Athletic Fund will hold its traditional spring outing at the Pittsburgh Field Club on Monday, May 12 and its fifth annual event at Laurel Valley Golf Club in Ligonier on Monday, September 22.

To learn more about all Duquesne Athletic Fund events, contact Bryan Colonna at 412.396.5927.

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