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Fancy Pants Golf Tournament 2011

Today Sonny Grech acts as Tournament Director & PR Specialist.  Here he gives the traditional bloody Mary toast.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.

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Today Sonny Grech acts as Tournament Director & PR Specialist. Here he gives the traditional bloody Mary toast. Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.

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  • Tournament Director Sonny Grech tees off during the scramble, his son & best friend Anthony part of the foursome.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • Fancy Pants golfers celebrate a great putt.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • Sean Ward, Bobby Sullivan & Kevin Henry on the putting green.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • Pete Villani Memorial Fancy Pants Golf Tournament trophy which is inscribed with the winning foursome each year.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • Auction & raffle table full of golf related goods provided by a big list of donors.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • Kids CAN executive board.  They're a group of high school kids who help raise awareness for the Naples Cancer Alliance, oversee scholarship funds and provide fun for cancer patients and their families.  Big responsibility.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • Today Sonny Grech acts as Tournament Director & PR Specialist.  Here he gives the traditional bloody Mary toast.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • Competitors leave the clubhouse for the opening ceremony.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • Erikka Thalheimer founding board member of the Cancer Alliance of Naples.  CAN is reached at 239-436-HOPE.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • Sherry Leitch, Dan Rometo, Tom Isphording and Dennis Dauvergne show off their fancy pants.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • The Fancy Pants Golf Tournament originally started for fun around 1981 has evolved into a major benefactor of the Naples Cancer Alliance.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • A long fairway shot for this foursome.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • A potential leader in the fancy pants competition tees off.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • A pair of competitors with their wedge during the scramble.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • A drive down the fairway...Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • Jonathan DePasquale tees off over the water.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.

With Sonny Grech at the helm as director & PR specialist the Fancy Pants Golf tournament has morphed from a fun time event around 1981 to a big benefactor of CAN, the Cancer Alliance of Naples.  Held at Lely Classic Club this year over 80 players teamed up for a scramble which began with a traditional bloody Mary toast by Sonny and ended later with lunch and an auction for charity.  On hand was Erika Thalheimer, founding board member of CAN plus local CAN Kids a network of high school students dedicated to helping the Cancer Alliance of Naples.

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