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  Rich Memorial Golf Outing  
  Event Begins Aug. 24:   August 2, 2012 Edition  
      The committee for the Paula and Anthony Rich Memorial Golf Outing (PAR), an annual fundraiser –a two day event to benefit the Rich Center for Autism at Youngstown State University, will be held at the Lake Club in Poland. On Friday evening, Aug. 24 an evening of fine dining, an auction and entertainment for the corporate sponsors will be begin at 5:00 p.m. and the golf outing on August 27th will be followed by a casual dinner.
      The Rich Center for Autism was founded in 1995 using the memorial funds donated after the deaths of Anthony and Paula (Rubino) Rich and their unborn child. They died in the USAir crash outside Pittsburgh International Airport in 1994. Anthony and Paula’s nephew Christopher is challenged by autism. At the same time, the Kosar family’s grandson, Brian, had also been diagnosed with autism. The Rich, Rubino and Kosar families joined together and believed that a learning and research center for autism would be a fitting memorial and thus, with the help of Dr. Cynthia Anderson, then president of students affairs, The Rich Center for Autism at YSU was born. Since the inception of the PAR Golf Outing 15 years ago, the committee has raised almost $800,000, all of which stays in our community to benefit the Rich Center for Autism at Youngstown State University. The Rich Center is externally funded through grants and donations so that the children are not charged tuition to attend.
      This is a weekend of fun when a round of golf and dinner can make the difference in the lives of families affected by autism.
      Honorary Chairmen for the event are Dr. Cynthia Anderson, Eric Wolford and Melinda Wolford.
      Event Chairs are Dominic Marchionda and Jacqueline Marchionda.
      For non-golfers: Please join us for a gourmet dinner, live auction, music, entertainment, open bar and much more. Cost is $150 per person. Please send your check payable to: PAR MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT, P. O. Box 831, Youngstown, OH 44501 or e-mail:
      Committee members include Geri Kosar, Sonny Cascarelli, Chris Colella, Deanna Colella, Rick Cook, Julie Costas, Matt DeVicchio, Joe Esposito, Irene Buccino, Lou Fusillo, Steve Horger, Don Larcinese, Joe LaRocca, Nikki Manuel, Dan Ricchuitti, Vince Ricchuitti, Dave Rubino, Dennis Schiraldi, and Marie Cullen.
      For further information, contact Marie Cullen at 330-565-9067 or
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