Tuscany Italian Bistro helps raise $50,000 for Children in Crisis

Staff Writer
The Destin Log
Ken Hair, CIC president/CEO, and Allie Noah, CIC development director, receive a donation of $50,000 from Michelle and “Gug” Guglielmo, owner of Tuscany Italian Bistro of Destin, who furnished a six-course family style dinner to all the golfers and guests who played in the Sugar Sands Charity Golf Classic benefiting Children in Crisis.

The Sugar Sands Charity Golf Classic benefiting Children in Crisis and Tuscany Italian Bistro raised over $50,000 to help give a home to local foster children. The funds will be used to help feed, clothe and care for the at-risk children living at the CIC Children's Home.

The tournament was held at Kelly Plantation and golfers from all around the Panhandle came to enjoy the event. The day began with a barbeque lunch followed by the Florida Scramble shot-gun start. There was also a pre-registration party the night before hosted by Tommy Bahama Tropical Cafe and the Tommy Bahama Sandestin Retail Store donated a shirt coupon to each golfer. The tournament cumulated with over 140 golfers and supporters enjoying an Italian family-style dinner hosted by Tuscany Italian Bistro in Destin.

“We opened the Children’s Neighborhood in 2008 and since then we’ve given a home to over 600 children and kept all of our brother and sibling families together," said Ken Hair, CIC president/CEO. That works out to over 65,000 days and nights of a home for an at-risk foster child. We must find the funds to continue to keep the Neighborhood open and sustain operations. Our annual golf tournament helps with that important challenge.”