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Fifth Annual Big Daddy Celebrity Golf Classic Benefits Pop.Earth, Kids Need More

Big Daddy Celebrity Golf Classic
Michael Delguidice
Photo by Ed Shin

Rich “Big Daddy” Salgado hosted the Big Daddy Celebrity Golf Classic & Gala, a highly anticipated event, at the world-renowned Oheka Castle in Huntington on July 18.

Celebrities and guests arrived at around 10:30 a.m. for a delicious breakfast followed by a 1 p.m. scramble. In addition to the action on the links, the Women’s Empowerment Luncheon was hosted by co-host and founder Anzhelika Steen Olsen of THE SHER Women’s Empowerment Group at the Cold Spring Country Club2nd floor.

Live music was provided by country music star Jillian Cardarelli, Big Shot lead singer Mike Del Guidice, Paul Mahos of Paul Mahos & New Life Crisis band, and world-renowned DJ Skribble.

Sponsors included David Yurman, Delta, Nike, Empire Auto Group, Samuel Adams, and Arizona Iced Tea.

Short for “Population Earth,” Pop.Earth is Long Island-based nonprofit focused on providing holistic health services and options for those with special needs, including autism and other developmental disorders. 

Kids Need More is a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of children, families, and young adults coping with cancer and life-threatening illness.

Image 2 Richard Salgado Founder of Big Daddy Celebrity Golf Classic.
Richard Salgado, founder of Big Daddy Celebrity Golf ClassicPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 3 Rhonda Klch Managing Partner at Equity First Consultants LLC Stephen Klch
Rhonda Klch, managing partner at Equity First Consultants, LLC, and Stephen KlchPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 4 Richard Salgado Michael DelGuidice
Richard Salgado & Michael DelGuidicePhoto by Ed Shin
Image 5 Mary Ann Mills Melissa Firmes Ray Anzhelika Steen Olsen co host Founder of THE SHER Womens Empowerment Group
Mary Ann Mills, Melissa Firmes-Ray, and Anzhelika Steen Olsen, co-host and founder of THE SHER Women’s Empowerment GroupPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 6 Johnny Ray Founder of Kids Need More Donna Drake Debbie Stone Founder of Pop.Earth Melissa Firmes Ray Founder of Kids Need More
Johnny Ray, founder of Kids Need More; Donna Drake; Debbie Stone, founder of Pop.Earth; and Melissa Firmes-Ray, founder of Kids Need MorePhoto by Ed Shin
Image 7 Stephen Klch Paul Mahos Debra Pirolo Rose Barbato
Stephen Klch, Paul Mahos, Debra Pirolo & Rose BarbatoPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 8 Rebecca Verderosa Lawson Aprigliano from LED Signs and Lighting
Rebecca Verderosa & Lawson Aprigliano from LED Signs and LightingPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 9 Rob Zabbia
Rob ZabbiaPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 10 Paul Mahos
Paul MahosPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 11 Keith Hart Heather Hart
Keith Hart & Heather HartPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 12 David Diamante Elisa lewkowicz Nathan Lewkowicz
David Diamante, Elisa lewkowicz & Nathan LewkowiczPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 13 Donna Cioffi Stephen Spurgeon Linda Bonanno
Donna Cioffi, Stephen Spurgeon & Linda BonannoPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 14 Wendy Rodriguez Howard Cross
Wendy Rodriguez & Howard CrossPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 15 Jill Nicolini
Jill NicoliniPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 16 Singer Lis Beth
Singer Lis BethPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 17 Ray Thomas. Rudy James Jenna Ruggierio Ben Kackmarcik Debbie Stone Chef David David Buico
Ray Thomas. Rudy James, Jenna Ruggierio, Ben Kackmarcik, Debbie Stone & Chef David David BuicoPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 18 Dorothea Daniels Barbara Cohen Nan Pollard Amanda Ishmael
Dorothea Daniels, Barbara Cohen, Nan Pollard & Amanda IshmaelPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 19 Brian Baldinger Rhonda Klch
Brian Baldinger & Rhonda KlchPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 20 The 2022 Big Daddy Celebrity Golf Classic SHER Womens Luncheon
The 2022 Big Daddy Celebrity Golf Classic & SHER Women’s LuncheonPhoto by Ed Shin

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