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June 4, 2008 > Local Cancer Services and Hospice Care are Big Winners at 23rd Annual Foundation Golf Tournament

Local Cancer Services and Hospice Care are Big Winners at 23rd Annual Foundation Golf Tournament

The Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation Golf Tournament held its 23nd Annual Golf Tournament on May 19 at Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton. The tournament brings together friends of Washington Hospital and local golfers to raise money for local cancer services and hospice care.

This year's tournament raised more than $71,000 according to Brent Hodson, Executive Director of the Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation. "I would like to sincerely thank all the volunteers and sponsors for their continued support of this annual event," said Hodson. "This is a wonderful cause and the money raised will help provide vital services to the community."

The fund-raising event featured a barbecue lunch, driving range, putting contest, silent auction, dinner, raffle and awards ceremony. This year, approximately 220 golfers enjoyed a spectacular day of weather and more than 275 guests enjoyed dinner and a raffle that evening.

On the links, the Corporate Challenge winner was Fremont Bank. The winners with a score of 53 were Mike Wallace, Bob Jones, Dr. Doug Gallacher and Garrett Wagner. Mike Wallace is the President of the Washington Township Health Care District Board.

Hill Course winners with a score of 59 were the Fremont Bank team that included: Keith Fujita, Pat Ranoa, Gil Rivera and Harry Fujita. Valley Course winners, with a score of 54, were the Prescott Electric team that included: Charles Prescott, Mike Prescott, Shawn Danforth and Mike Kerr.

Women Flight winners with a score of 70 was the team that included: May Fudenna, Jennifer Tong, Shirley Macchiano and Barbara Teehan

The Men's Long Drive winner on the Hill Course was Pat Ranoa, and on the Valley Course was Mike Prescott.

The Women's Long Drive winner was Beth Walker.

The Men's Closest to the Pin winner on the Hill Course was Bo Magnussen and on the Valley Course was Mike Prescott. The Women's Closest to the Pin winner was Patti Balch.

The 23nd Annual Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation Golf Tournament could not have been a success without the many volunteers who helped at registration, on the course and during the evening's reception and awards ceremony. This year's tournament was organized by chairman Lamar Hinton and the Tournament Committee, which worked tirelessly to ensure a wonderful day of golf and an exciting auction.

The Foundation would like to thank all the sponsors for their support.
The Platinum Level sponsor was Fremont Bank.
Gold Level sponsors: Professional Home Care Associates and Principal Financial Group.
Silver Level sponsors: AIG Retirement, Beretta Property Management, Gonsalves & Kozachenko and Tully Wihr.
Media sponsor was The Argus/Bay Area News Group
Bronze Level sponsors: California Hospitalist Medical Corp., Dr. & Mrs. David Cheng, EMC, Fremont Emergency Medical Group, Inc., McKesson Information Solutions, Oakland Athletics, Payden & Rygel, RKing Consulting, Inc., Westmed Ambulance Service
Cart Sponsors: Deccan Pacific Medical Group, P.C., and Royal Ambulance
Roll-the-Dice Sponsors: Initiate Systems, Professional Home Care Associates
Hole-in-One Sponsors: Signer Buick-Cadillac, Murco Management, Central Chevrolet
Valet Sponsor: Freed & Associates
Corporate Challenge participants: AIG Retirement, California Cardiopulmonary Perfusion, Fremont Bank, Gonsalves & Kozachenko, Heritage Bank of Commerce, Medical Functional Assessments, Professional Home Care Associates, Washington Outpatient Surgery Center

The Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation Golf Tournament is held in memory of longtime Fremont businessman Gene Angelo Pessagno. Mr. Pessagno was a founding member of the Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation and served as a member of the Foundation's Board of Trustees and its Membership Committee. The Foundation thanks Laura Pessagno and her family for their continued support of the tournament.

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