Swinging for Charity: Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation’s 25th Annual Val Matteotti Italian Open Returns After Two-Year Absence

May 2, 2022

More than $1.6 million raised for healthcare services in Southern Alberta over the past 25 years. 

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 25th annual Val Matteotti Italian Open is returning! The event will tee off at a safe distance at the Lethbridge Country Club on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, with all proceeds going to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation. 
To date, the event has raised over $1.6 million for the Foundation, supporting state-of-the-art equipment purchases, special projects, and programs.
"After two years of cancellations, we are very excited for the Val Matteotti Italian Open to return," said Allan Bartolcic, Executive Director of the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation. "As we take steps to return to normal, we couldn't be more thankful to our sponsors and participants for their continued support in raising funds for much-needed healthcare services in our community."
The Organizing Committee and the Staff and Board of Directors of the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation are committed to fostering a safe tournament environment. To reduce the risk of catching or spreading illness, we ask attendees to be respectful and considerate of the safety protocols implemented at the golf course. We also ask that golfers stay home and send a replacement if they feel sick. 
Tournament Details 
  • Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2022
  • Location: Lethbridge Country Club – 101 Country Club Rd, Lethbridge, AB
  • Registration: The playing field for the Open is reserved for sponsors. Click here to select your sponsorship level. Click here to complete the 2022 Sponsorship Form.
For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/3kzkbVo
About Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation  
The Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated exclusively to raising and accepting funds to support the priorities of the Chinook Regional Hospital and Alberta Health Services in Lethbridge and Southern Alberta. 
About Val Matteotti Italian Open  
Now in its 25th year, the Val Matteotti Italian Open was inspired by a unique idea…an appreciation for Italian food, a love for golf, and a belief in the importance of giving back to healthcare in our community. Named after prominent philanthropists Val and Flora Matteotti, the event is known as one of the most distinguished and one-of-a-kind golf tournaments offered in Southern Alberta. To date, it has raised over $1.6 million for the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, supporting state-of-the-art equipment purchases, special projects and programs.
For more information and media inquiries, please contact: 
Lauren Archibald  
Senior Account Manager 
Alchemy Communications 
(403) 819-9792

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