28th Annual Window World Golf Tournament Tees Off to Support Ursuline Sisters Mission and Beatitude House

The 28th Annual Window World Golf Tournament benefiting Ursuline Sisters Mission and Beatitude House is Mon., July 15 at the beautiful Lake Club in Poland – and you can be part of it!

The event features an 18-hole course, lunch, a buffet dinner and fabulous prizes. Registration starts at 9 a.m., with the shotgun start at 10 a.m. Golfing and sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Teresa Boyce at 330-744-3147 x. 100 or email [email protected], or Sheila Donnadio at 330-793-0434 x. 358 or email [email protected].

The popular event began nearly three decades ago when Joe Vivacqua and his wife, Linda, gathered friends at a local golf course with the goal of raising money to help Beatitude House.

Ursuline Sister of Youngstown Margaret Scheetz founded Beatitude House on Youngstown’s north side in 1991. Her objective was to help families stay intact and thrive by assisting homeless women and their children with housing and earning an education.

“I was very impressed with the Beatitude House mission and how it was positively impacting women and children in our local community,” Vivacqua said.

Linda’s father and brother, Fred and Pat Moran, owners of Window World, quickly became involved in the fundraiser.

“Their leadership has made it into one of the most successful golf outings in northeast Ohio. It makes us feel proud to see how many families were helped and how the mission has grown over the years,” Vivacqua said.

Pat Moran, in turn, credits his brother-in-law for founding the fundraiser.

“I give my brother-in-law, Joe Vivacqua, all the credit for starting this and having the vision to support this great charity that helps our community in many ways,” he said. “I thank all of our supporters for all they give to make this such a successful fundraiser. God willing, we will have continued success over many more years.”

Keshia Bales, USM chief program officer, began working at Beatitude House nearly 15 years ago. During that time, she’s witnessed the considerable good the golf outing has achieved.

Last year alone, funds raised from the event helped USM purchase a vehicle for its Children’s Program, allowing kids to be safely transported to and from tutoring and enrichment services.

“As a result, we’ve seen great improvement in their learning and socialization, and it’s allowed them to foster positive relationships with peers,” Bales said. “This is just one example of the lasting impact the proceeds from this amazing event have had on the members of the community we are serving.”

Today Beatitude House helps individuals as well as families. Clients are offered a fully furnished apartment and supportive services, which include educational and enrichment opportunities for adults and children.