NIAF Chairman’s Golf Invitational

On Saturday, March 12, 2011, the inaugural National Italian American Foundation’s (NIAF) Chairman’s Golf Invitational will be held at the Wigwam Golf Resort in Litchfield Park, Arizona. The event will be personally hosted by NIAF’s Chairman, Wigwam owner and Arizona icon, Jerry Colangelo. This memorable outing will include a deluxe continental breakfast, 18-holes of championship golf on the Wigwam Resort’s signature layout, the Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed Gold Course and a tasty, post-round luncheon on the patio of Red Allen’s Grill. “We are proud to host the National Italian American Foundation’s Board of Directors in Arizona and look forward to a gala weekend, which includes this golf event, at our beautiful and iconic Wigwam Resort,” Colangelo proclaimed. Individual golfers, twosomes as well as foursomes are all invited to participate. Additionally, local and national celebrities are expected to attend making the Chairman’s Golf Invitational, an “A-List event”. In addition to playing opportunities, numerous corporate sponsorship packages exist. Proceeds from the Chairman’s Golf Invitational will go directly into the Foundation’s programs. To register or donate, visit
WHAT: Jerry Colangelo’s NIAF Chairman’s Golf Invitational WHEN: Saturday, March 12, 2011 @ 7:30 a.m. WHERE: Wigwam Resort, 300 East Wigwam Boulevard, Litchfield Park, Arizona 85340 COST: $500 per person
About the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) NIAF is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, nonpartisan educational foundation that promotes Italian American culture and heritage. NIAF serves as a resource on the Italian American community and has educational and youth programs including scholarships, grants, heritage travel, and mentoring. NIAF is also the voice for Italian Americans in Washington, DC and works closely with the Italian American Congressional Delegation and the White House. NIAF’s mission includes advancing US – Italy business, political, and cultural relations and has a business council that promotes networking with corporate leaders. About the Wigwam Golf Resort The recently rejuvenated Wigwam is one of Arizona’s most iconic resorts, offering an intimate retreat that blends casual elegance with the charm of historic Arizona. A one-of-a-kind resort destination with a spirit all its own, The Wigwam sits on more than 400 acres and features 331 guest casitas including 72 suites surrounded by lush landscaped walkways, fragrant citrus tree-lined enclaves and floral and rose gardens. Offering an unforgettable experience to reconnect and escape the hustle and bustle of daily life, The Wigwam is home to the only 54 holes of golf in the Southwest, a signature Red Door Spa and six dining offerings focused on locally-sourced ingredients and farm-to-table fare. The Wigwam is located in Litchfield Park, Arizona in Greater Phoenix’s West Valley. For more information, visit or call (623) 935-3811.