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May 13, 2014 > Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation 29th Annual Golf Tournament

Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation 29th Annual Golf Tournament

Benefitting Surgical Services at Washington Hospital

On Monday, April 28, Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation held its 29th Annual Golf Tournament at Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton. The tournament brought together friends and community supporters to raise money for surgical services at Washington Hospital, enabling our surgeons to treat patients with the latest surgical technology.

The fundraising event featured a putting contest, 18-hole golf tournament, cocktail reception, dinner, auction and awards ceremony. This year, over 200 golfers enjoyed a great day on the course and over 300 guests attended the reception and banquet at the country club.

It was another successful year with proceeds totaling over $88,000.

The tournament is held in memory of Gene Angelo Pessagno, a founding member of the Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation and longtime Fremont business owner. Through all the years, Laura Pessagno and her family continue to support the tournament.

"I would like to thank our sponsors and golfers, whose support will benefit surgical services at Washington Hospital," said Carol Dutra-Vernaci, President of the Foundation and Mayor of Union City. "I would also like to thank our volunteers who give their time to help at registration, on the course and at the banquet. I am grateful to the Pessagno family, all our golfers, sponsors and volunteers alike".

For many years, the tournament has been chaired by Lamar Hinton, who worked tirelessly along with the golf committee members to ensure a successful and fun event.

"I would like to thank each of our golf committee members for their time and efforts leading up to and during the tournament," said Hinton. "Also, my sincere thanks to past-president, Demetrious Shaffer, for emceeing the awards banquet."

The highlight of the dinner is the presentation of awards. Winners received bottles of champagne, donated by Marlene Weibel and the Weibel Winery. The winner of the Corporate Challenge Cup, with a score of 54, was the foursome from Fremont Bank, consisting of Mike Wallace, Jerry Slavonia, Bobby Jones and Bill Rinetti. Mike Wallace is also the First Vice President of the Washington Township Health Care District Board of Directors.

In the open division, the men's team with the lowest score on the Valley Course was John Dutra, Tony Dutra, Rich Dubiel and Tom Delconte. On the Hill Course it was Gil Cheso, Tim Giacomni, Nick Ruso and Ted DeWilde. The women's team with the lowest score on the Valley Course was Shirlee Crockett, Lisa Hansen and Lani De LaRama. On the Hill Course it was Naomi Wallace, Patti Balch, Linda Gonsalves and Sonja Hyman. The winning mixed foursome on the Valley Course was Patrick Ranoa, Jennifer Tong, Nikhil Jain and Troy O' Sullivan. On the Hill Course it was Lisa Pontzious, Kong Shyng, Ranel Solis and Joey Solis. Longest Drive winners were Ryan Thomas and Patti Balch. Most accurate drive winners were Matthew Yi and Cathy Raty. Dr. David Orenburg and Kong Shyng won the closest to the pin contest. Congratulations everyone!

A Sincere Thank You to All Our Sponsors!

Fremont Bank

Amity Home Health Care, Inc. - Lunch Sponsor
Gonsalves & Kozachenko - Golf Tee Sponsor
Professional Home Care Associates - Cocktail Sponsor
VALIC Financial Advisors, Inc. - Cart Sponsor


1st United Services Credit Union
California Cardiovascular Consultants & Medical Associates
Cornerstone Advisors
Jacobs Engineering
Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions
Northern California Anesthesia Associates
Payden & Rygel
Siemens Industry, Inc.
Washington Outpatient Surgery Center
We Care - Home Care and Hospice, Inc.
Vintaco, Inc. - Beretta Property Management

Carsten's Yearly Analysis, Inc.
Fremont Emergency Medical Group
Norcal Ambulance Service
Magnussen's Lexus of Fremont
NewPark Mall
Norcal Ambulance Service
Principal Financial Group
Republic Services
Dr. Bernard and Nancy Stewart

Acacia Creek & Masonic Homes of California

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