Catania Oils Hosts 32nd Annual Golf Tournament For Cancer Research

The Basile family, owners of Catania Oils, one of the Northeast’s largest processors and packagers of plant-based oils, today announced its 32nd Annual Basile Family Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, September 19, 2022 at Shaker Hills Country Club in Harvard, MA. Since its inception more than three decades ago, the event has raised more than $1 million to benefit the Jimmy Fund, supporting adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Since 1989, the Basile family’s friends, employees and business associates have gathered for a day of celebration, remembrance and golf to raise funds to help stop cancer in its tracks. The idea for the tournament came after Robert and Ann, third-generation owners of Catania Oils, lost their brother, Joseph D. Basile, to Leukemia. “This tournament has become a significant part of our family legacy,” noted Ann Basile. “It’s a fitting tribute to Joe that we come together every year to help other families that have to deal with this horrible illness.”

Joseph Basile, Catania Oils’ President, and nephew to the late Joseph D. Basile, agrees. “Our tournament has grown in both size and donations each year, and we’re thankful to pay it forward in the hopes that one day, together, we’ll be able to beat this disease.”

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 step up to increase their fundraising for the Jimmy Fund.

“We are grateful for the longtime partnership and tremendous fundraising efforts of the Basile Family Memorial Golf Tournament, which last year crossed the $1 million fundraising mark since the tournament’s inception,” said Amy McCallum, Assistant Vice President, Jimmy Fund Golf. “Every dollar raised supports lifesaving research and compassionate patient care for families facing a cancer diagnosis.”


The tournament is a Shotgun Four Person Scramble played on Shaker Hills’ spectacular course layout.

Prizes will be awarded for closest to the pin, longest drive and hole-in-one. Opportunities to win unique raffle and silent auction items will be available throughout the day.

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


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 fair 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


The Jimmy Fund, established in Boston in 1948, is comprised of community-based fundraising events and other programs that, solely and directly, benefit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s lifesaving mission to provide compassionate patient care and groundbreaking cancer research for children and adults. The Jimmy Fund is an official charity of the Boston Red Sox, 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 FacebookTwitter and Instagram@TheJimmyFund.