Catania Oils’ Basile Family Memorial Golf Tournament Celebrates 30 Years

AYER, MA… The Basile family, owners of Catania Oils, will host its annual Basile Family Memorial Golf Tournament at The International Golf Club and Resort in Bolton, MA on Monday, June 24, 2019 to benefit the Jimmy Fund. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the event, making it one of Jimmy Fund Golf’s longest running tournaments.

Since 1989, after family member Joseph D. Basile lost his battle with Leukemia, the Basiles invite friends, employees and business associates to come together for a day of golf to raise funds for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund. To date, more than $700,000 has been raised to support these institutions and the family hopes to once again surpass its fundraising and attendance goal at this year’s event.

“The support my family has received over the past 30 years to honor our Uncle Joe’s memory has been overwhelming,” said Joseph Basile, President of Catania Oils. “Knowing that we are celebrating his memory while raising funds to help other families fight this devastating disease and supporting research to find a cure, is particularly gratifying.”

100% of the proceeds from this event will support adult and pediatric cancer research and care at the world-renowned Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Catania Oils, the driving force behind the event’s success, has a motto of “one more dollar than the year before.” This slogan has helped them consistently increase their fundraising for the Jimmy Fund and the patients and families who benefit from their work.

“The impact that the Joseph D. Basile Golf Tournament has had on Dana-Farber is immense,” said Amy McCallum, director of Jimmy Fund Golf. “The money they’ve raised has provided our doctors and researchers with vital funds needed to both treat the patients of today while researching the cures of tomorrow.”

The tournament is a Shotgun Four Person Scramble played on both of The International’s award-winning 18-hole golf courses. Breakfast and dinner will be served

in the scenic Grand Ballroom and golfers will enjoy a BBQ lunch right on the course.  Prizes will be awarded for closest to the pin, longest drive and hole-in-one. An opportunity drawing and a silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind items and experiences will be available throughout the day.

For more information about the Basile Family Memorial Golf Tournament, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact Christine Lynch at or visit All sponsors will be individually recognized leading up to and during the event.


About Catania Oils:

Catania Oils is a privately-held fourth generation family business that expanded from its modest roots in the early 1900’s to a multi-million-dollar supplier of quality oils for bulk, retail, food service and private label customers. The 250,000 square-foot operation located in Ayer, Massachusetts is one of the largest indoor bulk oil processing facilities in the country and combines the latest automation technology with efficient processes and warehouse space to ensure a good price for the high-quality oils it produces. The company’s tagline, Authenticity in Every Drop, is supported by an in-house laboratory that tests the purity of each shipment. For more information visit


About the Jimmy Fund
The Jimmy Fund ( solely supports Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world. It is an official charity of the Boston Red Sox, as well as the official charity of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the Pan-Mass Challenge, and the Variety Children’s Charity of New England. Since 1948, the generosity of millions of people has helped the Jimmy Fund save countless lives and reduce the burden of cancer for patients and families worldwide. Follow the Jimmy Fund on Facebook: and on Twitter: @TheJimmyFund.