Open Wide Open

The Open Wide Open is comprised of a group of colleagues who have set out to make a positive impact in and around the Pittsburgh, PA community. Each year we give to execute a one-day golf event where the proceeds are passed to the chosen charity. We have grown in number of participants, sponsors and total donation each year. We very much so look forward to your participation this year!

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Knead Community Café is a unique gathering place that nourishes both body and soul. Offering meals that are pay-what-you-can/pay-it-forward, we provide fresh, wholesome food that is seasoned with love, where all are welcome.

We like the play on words with our name that it is helping to serve a need in the community.  Also, we associate the word kneading with bread, and as Christians we acknowledge Jesus as the Bread of Life.  Our hope is to honor His teachings by loving thy neighbor one meal at a time.

Community Café located in downtown New Kensington is committed  to serving healthy dining options using fresh, local, and minimally processed  ingredients as much as possible. We believe that all patrons are entitled to enjoy nutritious food and be treated with dignity regardless of their ability to pay.

About OWO

Thank you to all involved in making the 14th Annual Open Wide Open Charity Golf Event a sucess!

 

This year's event took place on Friday, June 3rd, 2022 at Pittsburgh National Golf Club in Gibsonia, PA and benefited Knead Community Cafe.

 

In the first 14 years, the Open Wide Open has raised over $220,000 for local non-profits since 2009: Every Child, Inc. Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania, The First Tee of Pittsburgh, Manchester Bidwell, Best Buddies, The Woodlands Foundation, FreeStore 15104, Muriel's Breath of Life, Orange Arrow, Jeremiah's Place, Spenser's Voice Fund, Beverly's Birthdays and Knead Community Café. Strong participation and support was instrumental in making our events a complete success, so we are reaching out to you in hopes that you will align with us for yet another year of success for another great cause! 

The golf event is in a four person scramble format with a Noon shotgun start. Hole-in-one prizes include $100,000 and a lease of your choice of one of five luxury vehicles courtesy of Bobby Rahal Automotive Group. Mulligan packages will be available for sale on the day of the event. The festivities will include lunch as well as an all-you-can-eat buffet dinner, and a silent auction. Non-golfers are invited to attend the dinner and silent auction for a separate donation.

 

We are looking forward to spending the afternoon with you, enjoying friends and raising money to support the effort to join in the fight against the opioid crisis. Based on previous years’ success, we are expecting a great turnout for the 13th annual outing. Our players are men and women of all ages who live and work throughout the Pittsburgh-metro area. There is also a strong business contingency to our guest list, which makes The Open Wide Open a great opportunity for you to directly communicate your products or services, as well as showcase your support of the community we call home.

 

Please see the Sponsorship page for participation and sponsorship levels. The Open Wide Open is a non-profit public, volunteer-run corporation so your donation is tax deductible. Any level of support you or your company can contribute would be greatly appreciated.

 

Feel free to contact Stephanie Roccia at sroccia@nposa.com or 412.401.8391. 

 

Very Truly Yours,

Open Wide Open Executive Committee

  • Stephanie Roccia

  • Wayne Roccia

  • Olivia Roccia

  • Jennifer Moreau

  • Larry Moreau

  • Graham Moreau

  • Michele Donovan

  • Dan Donovan

  • Nicole Gabriel

  • Erin Sutch

  • Brett Sutch