Friday, 23 July 2010 00:00
The Sons of Italy-Columbus Lodge #2143 recently held a successful golf outing at the Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course in Woodbury on June 14. This year’s honoree was Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto. A ceremonial Sandy Koufax memorabilia gift was presented to Venditto as Koufax was Venditto’s boyhood baseball idol.
Proceeds from the event will help finance various lodge philanthropic endeavors. Already, a donation was made to the CL Scholarship Program, which benefits graduating high school students who enroll in a college program in the fall and Cancer and Breast Cancer Help Inc., which helps further the advancement of detecting and curing breast cancer.
The Columbus Lodge is a not-for-profit fraternal organization and member of the Sons of Italy. The lodge offers its members various social and recreational activities, as well as community and charity involvement. Its fundraising endeavors for local charities have made it a fabric in the community since 1964. To become a member, one may contact Gary Caparco at (516) 799-2613.