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June 3, 2009 > Local Cancer Services and Hospice Care are Big Winners at 24th Annual Foundation Golf Tournament

Local Cancer Services and Hospice Care are Big Winners at 24th Annual Foundation Golf Tournament

The Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation held its 24th Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, May 18 at Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton. The tournament brings together friends of Washington Hospital and local golfers to raise money for local hospice care and cancer services at Washington Hospital.

The fundraising event featured a popular barbecue lunch, driving range, putting contest, silent auction, buffet dinner, raffle, and awards ceremony. This year, approximately 200 golfers enjoyed a spectacular day with beautiful golfing weather and about 250 guests enjoyed dinner and raffle that evening.

On the links, the Corporate Challenge winner was Fremont Bank. The winners with a score of 54 were Mike Wallace, Dana Jetter, Randy Reed, and Tim Hogan. Mike Wallace is the 2nd Vice President of the Washington Township Health Care District Board.

Men's Hill Course winners with a score of 57 were the Dale Hardware team that included: Garth Smith, Greg Harrison, Paul Bunton, and Steve Calcagno. Men's Valley Course winners, with a score of 62, were the Niles Plumbing team that included: Bob Rugani, Marty Outlaw, Jim Batton, and Ken Wright. Mixed Valley Course Winners with a score of 57, were the California Cardiovascular Consultants team that included: Dr. Ash Jain, Dr. Thiru Reddy, Ken Noonan, and Kong Shyng. Women's Valley Course winners with a score of 76, were the Fremont Bank team that included: Naomi Wallace, Sonja Hyman, Linda Gonsalves, and Patti Balch.

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

The Women's Long Drive winner was Naomi Wallace.

The Men's Closest to the Pin winner on the Hill Course was Ken Lee and on the Valley Course was Ken Wright.

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 a special dinner reception. The 24th Annual Golf Tournament could not have been a success without the many volunteers who helped at registration, on the course and during the evening's dinner and awards ceremony.

The Foundation would like to thank all the sponsors for their support

Platinum Level sponsor - Fremont Bank
Gold Level sponsors - Professional Home Care Associates, Janice Futch-Claridge, Gonsalves & Kozachenko and Royal Ambulance/Vitas Innovative Hospice Care
Silver Level sponsors - American Medical Response, California Cardiovascular Consultants and Medical Associates/California Hospitalist Medical Corp., and Tully Wihr
Bronze Level sponsors - 1st United Services Credit Union, Dr. & Mrs. David S. Cheng, Nancy Farber, F.W. Spencer & Son, Inc., Freed & Associates, Fremont Emergency Medical Group, Inc., Greenstein, Rogoff, Olsen & Co., LLP, Jacobs Engineering, NetXperts, Inc., Payden & Rygel, Principal Financial Group, RKing Consulting, Inc., Bernard and Nancy Stewart, Swinerton Builders, Vintaco, Inc.
Cart Sponsors - Deccan Pacific Medical Group, P.C., Quest
Roll-the-Dice Sponsors - Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Ross
Hole-in-One Sponsors - Emmett Construction, Murco Management
Valet Sponsor - Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley
Corporate Challenge participants - American Medical Response, California Cardiopulmonary Perfusion, Fremont Bank, Gonsalves & Kozachenko, Heritage Bank of Commerce, Prescott Electric, Royal Ambulance/Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, Washington Outpatient Surgery Center, Washington Township Medical Group, Inc.

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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