Sept. 23, 2008
The second annual Gino Turchi & Family Golf Classic will take place Monday, October 13 at Mohawk Golf Club on Union Street in Schenectady. All proceeds from the Classic will be added to the Turchi Family Athletic Fund at Siena College.
The exclusive event is limited to ensure a steady pace of play. Foursomes are priced at $1,200 ($300 per person) and can be reserved by contacting Siena athletics at 518-783-2530.
The event begins with a shotgun tee-off at noon. Participants will play their own ball using a best two-of-four-ball format. The entry fee includes: greens fees and cart, on course beverages, lunch, a memento, hour d'oeuvres and dinner with open bar.
Those wishing to only attend the dinner may reserve a spot for $75 by calling 518-783-2530.
Prizes will be awarded for the top foursomes. Last year's prizes included: Four New York Jets game tickets, four Boston Celtics game tickets, four Preakness Stakes tickets, four travel bags with Siena logo, foursomes to several top area courses and credit to the Mohawk Golf Club Pro Shop.
Gino Turchi, now 92 years old, is known throughout the Capital Region for his philanthropic commitment to several area organizations. The Turchi Family Athletic Fund was created in the memory of Gino's late son Gigi who died of Cancer in 1993. Turchi, who built Northway Heights (now Eagle Crest) Golf Club with a bulldozer and one laborer, was presented with an honorary degree at Siena's 2005 commencement ceremony. The street that leads to Siena's athletic facilities bears his name as does the Theater used by Siena's athletic teams for film review and meetings.