Lido Civic Club to Host Italian American Open at Norbeck Country Club June 3, 2013

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The Lido Civic Club of Washington DC announced that it will, for the 15th year in a row, host the annual charity golf tournament which raises funds for the Lido Civic Club Scholarship Fund and Casa Italiana Cultural Center.

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"The Italian American Open is my favorite charity golf event. The venue is terrific, and the organizers do a fantastic job." - Tom Stallone

On Monday, June 3, 2013, the Lido Civic Club of Washington DC will once again host the annual Italian American Open at beautiful Norbeck Country Club, 17200 Cashell Road, Rockville, MD 20853. The Italian American Open is a showcase event for the Lido Civic Club, which has hosted and organized the event since 1998. Founded by the Holy Rosary Church almost 40 years ago, the Open sells out regularly and in that time period has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to assist the Italian American community in the Washington, DC region. Proceeds from the event benefit Lido Civic Club Scholarship Fund and the Casa Italiana Cultural Center in Washington, DC.

The Lido Civic Club Scholarship Fund is a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to local Italian Americans who are proven exemplary senior high school students bound for college. The Casa Italiana Cultural Center in Washington, DC, supports many Italian American events, the Italian Language School, and a “home” for many new and established Italian Americans in the area.

This year the Open returns to the picturesque links at Norbeck Country Club for the third year in a row. Norbeck Country Club, founded in 1954, is consistently praised for its beauty, rolling terrain and its challenging championship caliber golf course. Foursomes are still available, as are sponsorships at various levels. Past sponsors include Darcars; Citibank; ASG Security; Pillsbury Winthrop; Clearwire Corp.; Stein Sperling; Eagle Bank; Long Windows; and other prominent companies and individuals. For more information contact Rich DiPippo at 301-214-7047 or go to

About the Lido Civic Club of Washington, DC - The Lido Civic Club was organized in the Fall of 1929, when it became evident to concerned businessmen and government officials of Italian descent that they had to organize on a civic club basis to win proper recognition, to wield effective influence in civic and municipal circles and to make positive contributions to community improvement and progress, particularly for members of the Italian American community in the Washington, DC region. Since then the Lido Civic Club has raised and donated millions of dollars to Italian American in need. Its civic and charitable programs include providing aid to students seeking to achieve an education, and supporting the homeless, the elderly, orphans, and victims of floods and earthquakes. Among other things the Lido Civic Club works closely with the Aleethia Foundation to assist wounded warriors in their support for recently injured troops in their rehabilitation upon returning home.

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