June 22, 2012 (Miami, FL) — Oliva Cigar was the official cigar sponsor for the 15th Annual Mario Lemieux Celebrity Invitational held on June 13th and 14th at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort outside Pittsburgh, PA. The proceeds from this annual event benefit the Mario Lemieux Foundation’s important work in cancer and neonatal research.

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NHL great Brett Hull and Oliva's Chris Cutcher

Almost 200 golfers were at this year’s event including NFL greats Marcus Allen, Eric Dickerson and Dan Marino; MLB Hall of Famers Rollie Fingers and Bill Mazeroski, and NHL stars Brett Hull and Rick Tocchi.

Pittsburgh Penguin coach Dan Bylsma

Over the course of this two-day event, many of the golfers stopped by the Oliva tent to enjoy an Oliva Connecticut Reserve cigar. The Connecticut Reserve is a great mild to medium full flavored handmade cigar dressed in a silky Connecticut wrapper, the perfect cigar to enjoy while golfing.

Former NHL great Mark Recchi

The Oliva Cigar Company is proud to have been part of this great event and to partner with Mario Lemieux and looks forward to working together with the foundation in the future.

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.