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Suparossa Group golf classic benefits University of Chicago's Ovarian Cancer Research Fund

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  • Tom Cirrincione golfs at the 21st Annual Charity Golf ClassicJessica Wielgot

    Tom Cirrincione golfs at the 21st Annual Charity Golf ClassicJessica Wielgot

Lucy Rendler-Kaplan

The Suparossa Restaurant Group, which includes Suparossa, Real Time Sports, Pete's Pizza, Mia's Gelato, Belvedere Events & Banquets, Legno Chicago, Cucina Biagio and Biagio Events and Catering, has been focused on raising money for local charities for the past 21 years through their annual golf classic.

This year's event, held at the Fox Run Golf Course on September 28th, brought out over 75 golfers to support the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund at the University of Chicago. At OCRF, they work every day to fund cures, foster community, further conversations and, ultimately, the cause.

On a beautiful warm and sunny day, golfers and guests walked into Fox Run and were greeted by employees from the various Suparossa Group establishments, who gifted each golfer with a cooler filled with drinks and snacks from some of the day's sponsors. They were then taken to their golf carts to begin golfing via a shotgun start. Various sponsors held contests at their respective holes to add bit more excitement to the day -- at one of the holes, golfers had the opportunity to try and win a Ford Mustang!

OCRF is the largest global organization dedicated to fighting ovarian cancer. It works to advance research to prevent, treat and defeat ovarian cancer. They also strive to support women and their families before, during and beyond diagnosis. OCRF works with all levels of government to ensure ovarian cancer is a priority.

The many sponsors and donors for this year's event included: The Score, Coalition for Better Government, Lagunitas, Delicity Cakes, Doctor Dogs, Lakeside Bank and more.

"In the beginning, we were donating to a variety of charities each year. When my mom was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, this became a bit more personal to me, and we chose to make the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund at the University of Chicago our official charity partner, explains owner Tom Cirrincione.

Post golf, everyone was invited to come back to Belvedere Events and Banquets for a cocktail party and buffet dinner. There were additional opportunities to contribute to the OCRF in the form of raffle tickets and a silent auction featuring sign memorabilia from the Chicago Cubs, Blackhawks and Bears.

During dinner, members of Cirrincione family thanked people for attending and contributing to such an important and now personal, cause. Tom and his son Ben concluded the evening by saying, "In the 21 years, we have been able to donate over $250,000, thanks to your generosity."

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