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June 12, 2007 > Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation Golf Tournament Receives Record Support

Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation Golf Tournament Receives Record Support

The Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation Golf Tournament held its 22nd Annual Golf Tournament on May 21 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 tournament was a great success and this year we raised a record breaking amount of more than $74,000," said 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. 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 250 guests enjoyed dinner and a raffle that evening.

On the links, the Corporate Challenge winner was Fremont Bank. The winners with a score of 54 were Mike Wallace, Vice Chairman of the Board of Fremont Bank, Randy Reed, Dr. Doug Gallacher and Garrett Wagner. Mike Wallace is also the Secretary on the Washington Township Health Care District Board.

Hill Course winners with a score of 56 were the Professional Home Care Associates team that included: Greg Arechiga, Keith Fujita, Kyle Kulling and Ted Okazaki. Valley Course winners, with a score of 56, were the Bayside Interiors team that included: Tim Hogan, Steve Rivera, Jeff Gerow and Ebon Slack.

Women Flight winners were the Washington Hospital Healthcare System team that included: Cori Waxdeck, Ping Lombardi, Erna Lacebal and Cindi Silver. The Mixed Flight winners were the Tully Wihr team that included: George Smith, LaReine Smith, Greg Smith and Terry Knoll.

The Men's Long Drive winner on the Hill Course was Kyle Kulling, and on the Valley Course was Jeff Gerow.

The Women's Long Drive winner was Alisa Curry.

Closest to the pin on the Hill Course was Jim Bryski and on the Valley Course was Jeff Gerow.

The 22nd 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.
Media sponsor was The Argus.
Silver Level sponsors: AIG VALIC, American Medical Response, Bayside Interiors, Beretta Property Management, Gonsalves & Kozachenko and Tully Wihr.
Bronze Level sponsors: AD-IN, Inc., Alpine Awards, California Cardiopulmonary Perfusion, California Hospitalist Medical Group, Charter Properties, Dr. and Mrs. David S. Cheng, Nancy Farber, Fremont Emergency Medical Group, Inc., Jocoto Advertising, Inc., McKesson Information Solutions, Oakland Athletics, Payden & Rygel, RKing Consulting, Inc., Dr. Bernard and Nancy Stewart.
Cart Sponsors: Deccan Pacific Medical Group, P.C., and International Union of Operating Engineers Local 39.
Valet Sponsor: Dr. Desmond Erasmus
Roll-the-Dice Sponsor: Professional Home Care Associates
Corporate Challenge participants: AIG VALIC, Beretta Property Management, and California Cardiovascular Consultants Medical, Encon Electronics, Fremont Bank, Gonsalves & Kozachenko, Heritage Bank of Commerce, Professional Home Care Associates, R.K. Electric, Inc., and 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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