A sunny and successful day for the 10th Annual Roberto Bazzoni Onlus Golf Tournament!
Pioneer Investments showed off their golfing talent on the day!
Please click here to view photos from the event.
Please click here to view Sebastiano Bazzoni’s Speech.
View Sebastiano Bazzoni's Presentation here.
Please click here for the tournament programme.

For the 10th year running, the RBO Golf Tournament was blessed with a glorious day! You can always depend on the clouds clearing at 1pm as the golfers arrive at the golf course… and this year was no exception.

On Thursday 2nd June, 22 teams played Luttrellstown Castle’s 18 hole championship course. It was a change, and a new challenge, from Portmarnock Golf Links where we have played for the last number of years. Scores were high on the day and although the winning team did not quite beat the record of 90 points which UniCredit achieved last year, they were not too far behind! Michael Curran, Liesel Hall and Damien Dunne of Pioneer Investments came in 1st place with 85 points. Following close behind with 83 points were Dave Santry, John Corbett and Shane Santry, another Pioneer Investments’ team! Third place was awarded to Craig Duignan, Brian Hannon and Mick Loftus of Citi, one of three teams who scored 78 points, with Citi winning on count-back. Congratulations to all the winners!

The Roberto Bazzoni Onlus is blessed with wonderfully generous supporters who return year after year, and every year we are delighted to welcome some new supporters. This year we raised in excess of €50,000 thanks to you all. A special thank you to our Gold Sponsors, HSBC, Pioneer Investments and UniCredit Ireland, whose ongoing support is invaluable. Also, thank you to everyone who entered a bid on the auction items and who bought raffle tickets, and of course particular thanks to all the companies who generously donated all the great prizes. With no administrative costs, all the contributions will go straight to the people who really need the help.

Our project in Zimbabwe is now treating 1,900 patients affected by AIDS, an increase from 1,600 last year. The project supports patients and their families, giving them the means to live as “normal” a life as possible. Despite the lack of media attention to the plight of the people of Zimbabwe, little has changed in the past few years, and the political and economic oppression continues unabated. Zimbabwe has again been classified as one of 22 countries in "protracted crisis" where a combination of weak institutions, political instability and vulnerability to natural disasters expose a significant proportion of the population to a high risk of chronic hunger and food insecurity. It is listed as one of the countries requiring special attention because of their precarious humanitarian and political situations. It is for this reason our work is so valuable and necessary.

We sincerely hope you enjoyed the day and we look forward to seeing you all again next year!


© 2011 Roberto Bazzoni Onlus, a charitable or non-profit organization, merged on 26 May 2011 with “Associazione Amici Senatore Giovanni Spagnolli”.
The name of the new entity resulting from the merger is “Associazione Spagnolli – Bazzoni Onlus”.