by Rich Caifano
Over the past 46 years, the Chicago West Suburban Chapter of UNICO has been the consummate host of one of the area’s most popular charitable golf events. One of the most successful in the chapter’s history was held at Bloomingdale Golf Club on August 18, 2014. It’s a history that has seen the tournament hosted by members Jack Cerone, Joe Rovetto, Ed Gesualdo and current co-chairs Mario Veltri, Joe Mollica, Donato Ancona and Paul Domico.
Chicago West Suburban UNICO’s outing is famous for its gastronomic delights from a sausage-and-egg breakfast before the golfer’s shotgun start to a buffet feast consisting of roasted lamb, Italian Sausage with peppers, sweet corn and a variety of fresh fruits (with optional wine). Guided by the versatile hands of UNICO National immediate Past President Mike Veselka, the buffet ran from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., allowing guests the opportunity to return for seconds … or more throughout their day of golf.
The day’s activities saw 107 golfers enjoy camaraderie, good weather, a challenging course, great food, a raffle and prizes for the day’s best golfers.
Two Scholarships were awarded at the event to Guiseppe Vincenzo Toia, a medical student at Loyola University’s Stritch School of Medicine and to Nicole Alicia Jaconetty, who is pursuing her Master’s degree at Fordham University.
The Chapter looks forward to doing it again on the third Monday in August, 2015. We invite your participation in what we promise will be yet another day of fun, competition, good food and a proud sense of contribution to our community.