Chico Sons and Daughters of Italy hosts annual charity golf classic

The Chico Sons and Daughters of Italy hosted its annual charity golf classic. Participants competed in a frozen meatball putting contest among other activities.

Posted: Oct 11, 2021 6:30 PM

CHICO, Calif. - The Chico Sons and Daughters of Italy hosted its annual charity golf classic Monday.

Instead of rolling meatballs in the kitchen, participants putt them on the golf course.

Dozens of people tried their hand at the frozen meatball putting contest at Canyon Oaks Country Club. 

In addition, golfers played a real round of golf and enjoyed a catered lunch and dinner. There were also auctions and raffles.

Proceeds from the event benefit several local Chico charities, as well as national organizations. 

Roy Vanoni created the tournament 22 years ago. He said it's a great way to give back to the community. 

"We have such a good time here, it's a fun tournament," he said. "I don't think anyone really cares if they win or lose, but it's a fun time. We have a great auction and raffle at the end of the program in the evening. That raises pretty good funds."

Sons and Daughters of Italy in America State President Barbara Wisniewski won the contest in her first time participating. She shared her secret recipe for winning. 

"The first two I swung over the ball pretty much," she said. "The third one I said, 'if you were a baseball I could hit you.' Someone said think of it as a baseball. So I closed my eyes, thought of it as a baseball and swung. There it went and I was majorly in shock."

About 75 golfers played in the real round of golf with over 100 attending the dinner. 

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