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!


Spenser Flowers, an active member of the Hampton Township community, died on Jan. 1, 2017, at the age of 20, from an accidental heroin overdose. Spenser’s struggle with addiction was relatively short but ultimately deadly.


Throughout his battle – with his family’s caring support –  he remained kind, loving and so very, very funny. Two days before he died he agreed to return to treatment. He spent two hours the night before he died researching facilities to identify the rehab program into which he wanted to commit. Spenser didn’t want to die – he wanted to stop using drugs and begin recovery. 

Spenser’s Voice Fund was established by his family members, Tina, Chris and Sam Flowers, to honor Spenser’s spirit and voice, and to support organizations and agencies working to curb the drug epidemic in young adults.

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You are invited to the 11th Annual Open Wide Open Charity Golf Event. The event will take place on Friday, June 7th, 2019 at Pittsburgh National Golf Club in Gibsonia, PA and will benefit Spenser's Voice Fund. In the first 10 years, the Open Wide Open has raised over $150,000 for local non-profits since 2009: Every Child, Inc. and the 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 and Jeremiah's Place. 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 11th 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 or 412.401.8391. 


Very Truly Yours,

Open Wide Open Executive Committee

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