Esther Cannizzo Junior Golf Foundation

After Esther Cannizzo lost her battle with cancer in 2008, her family started this foundation in her honor. Esther was an avid golfer who shared her love of the game with her children and grandchildren, so it was only natural to do something to help aspiring young golfers. The foundation provides financial assistance for coaching, tournament play, golf programs and equipment to promising youths who have demonstrated skill for the game and a financial need. Money is raised through golf tournaments in Atlanta, Ga., and Syracuse, N.Y., as well as through their website at