36thAnnual Charity Golf Event to Honor Myron Cope
and Foge Fazio’s Autism Legacies
This year’s Myron Cope-Foge Fazio Memorial Golf Invitational for Autism fundraiser at Montour Heights Country Club on June 13th will again honor the two broadcast and coaching legends “and what their remarkable lives have meant to those children and families in our region struggling with autism”, event host Bill Hillgrove announced. “Myron and Foge are gone from us, but this event remains their living legacy” he said.
Now in its 36th year, it is the longest standing charity golf event in the state. Since 1981, over $1.6 million has been raised to support educational, information and referral services of the Autism Society of Pittsburgh. Last year’s event alone raised over $56,000. “And every cent raised stays right here in our region,” said Gordon Oliver, Moon Township businessman who chairs the event committee.
“Well-known area sports figures play with each sponsor foursome,” he said. “And this year the response has been better than ever.”
Sports attendees at last year’s event included Paul Alexander, John Banaszak, Kenny Blake, Sam Clancy, Robin Cole, Carmen Costa, Jim Cramer, Bill Daniels, Jerry Dulac, Elroy Face, Sal Genilla, Kevin Glavin, Walter Harris, Tony Jeter, Guy Junker, Todd Kalis, Marv Kellum, George “Doc” Medich, Rich Minto, Bob Pompeani, Mike Prisuta, Tony Quattrini, Tony Reccia, Tom Ricketts, Andy Russell, Bob Salerno, Frank Thomas, Paul Uram, and Dwayne Woodruff.
Oliver stated that over the years, just about every local sports figure, writer, broadcaster and team coach has attended the event, from Chuck Noll to Bill Cowher plus many Steelers and Pirates in between, including Lynn Swann, Franco Harris, Dan Marino, L. C. Greenwood, Mel Blount, Jack Ham, Tunch Ilkin, Jerome Bettis, Andy Russell, Chuck Tanner, Eddie Johnson, Mike Wagner and Rocky Bleier.
For information on this year’s event on June 13th at Montour Heights Country Club, download the flyer below or contact the Autism Society of Pittsburgh, at 412-856-7223.