Amarah’s Light 1st Annual Golf outing staged

Stacey Filizetti is pictured with a custom Amarah’s Light Golfball gift. (Journal photo by Amy Grigas)

GWINN — The Amarah’s Light first annual Golf Outing took place Saturday at the Red Fox Run Golf Course in Gwinn.

Amarah’s Light was created in honor of Amarah Filizetti, 4, a beautiful little soul who was taken from this world too soon.

The event was organized by Stacey Filizetti, Wayne Filizetti, Mandy Wyatt and Nick Bazinette. This was the first year for the golf outing, according to Stacey.

“We filled up this year, and are having thoughts about expanding past 18 teams,” Filizetti said.

At the golf outing, Amarah’s dad was keeping everyone upbeat with a smile on their face, just like Amarah always had, he said.

Amarah is seen. (Courtesy photo)

There are plans to make this a yearly event. Teams played 18 holes of golf followed by a dinner and banquet. Event attendees also had the opportunity to win raffle prizes such as an iPad, gift baskets and more.

When teams reached the eighth hole there was a twist. In order to putt, participants had to put on a princess skirt. One of Amarah’s favorite things to wear were her princess outfits.

Amarah’s Light also has put on three princess parades, with the next one coming up on Aug. 24 at the Presque Isle Park Paviliion by the ice cream store.

After such a positive response from the princess parades and interest from adults for an event of their own, family friend Bazinette came up with the idea for a golf outing.

The funds raised from Saturday’s event will go to the main project that Amarah’s Light works on, which are care packages. Packages come with necessities that a grieving family would find useful such as tissues, storage containers, utensils, garbage bags and a jump drive to save photos.

All money raised for Amarah’s Light stays local to help bring support to familes who have experienced profound grief after the loss of a child or family member.

“It was a great day, and an amazing opportunity, to remind the community how many people support and care about the grieving hearts around us,” Filizetti said.

For more information on Amarah’s Light and to find out about upcoming events, visit www.amarahslight.org or Amarah’s Light on Facebook.

Amy Grigas can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 243. Her email address is

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