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June 8, 2010 > Silver Anniversary Foundation Golf Tournament Raises Money for Hospice Care and Cancer Services

Silver Anniversary Foundation Golf Tournament Raises Money for Hospice Care and Cancer Services

Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation held its 25th Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, May 17 at Sunol Valley Golf Club. The tournament brings together friends of Washington Hospital and local golfers to raise money for local hospice care and cancer services at Washington Hospital.

This year's tournament raised a record amount of more than $98,000 according to Angus Cochran, Executive Director of the Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation.

"The golfers were good sports braving a spot of rain to help support Washington Hospital," said Cochran. "Thanks are due also to our sponsors, whose support generated a healthy charitable contribution."

The fundraising event featured a barbecue lunch, putting contest, silent auction, buffet dinner, raffle, and awards ceremony. This year, approximately 195 golfers enjoyed a great day out on the course and more than 250 guests joined for dinner, an awards ceremony, and raffle that evening.

This year's tournament was organized by Chairman Lamar Hinton and the Tournament Committee, who all worked tirelessly to ensure a wonderful day of golf and a special 25th Anniversary dinner reception.

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.

At this year's Silver Anniversary tournament, Mr. Pessagno's family including his wife Laura and grandsons Tim and Tony paid a loving tribute to their late grandfather during the dinner ceremony later that evening. The Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation thanks Laura Pessagno and her family for their continued support of the tournament.

"The Foundation staff and I are deeply grateful to golfers, sponsors, and volunteers alike," said Cochran. 'The success of the tournament is a testament to the loyalty of our volunteers who year after year help organize the day on the course."

On the links, the Corporate Challenge winners were the Fremont Bank team of Mike Wallace, Dr. Chris Louie, Kevin Smith and Keith Fujita. Mike Wallace is the First Vice President of the Washington Township Health Care District Board of Directors.

Men's Palm Course winners were Garth Smith, Greg Harrison, Paul Bunton, and Steve Calcagno. Men's Cypress Course winners were the Niles Plumbing team of Bob Rugani, Jim Batton, Ken Wright, and Mark Eagler. Mixed Cypress Course Winners were the Tully-Wihr team of George Smith, LaRene Smith, Jim Knoll and Terri Knoll. Women's Cypress Course winners were the Center for Joint Replacement team of Kristin Pulaski, Alisa Curry, Tina Rau and Beth Walker.

Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation would like to thank
all of the sponsors for their support

Platinum Level sponsor - Fremont Bank
Gold Level sponsors - Professional Home Care Associates, Janice Futch-Claridge, Gonsalves & Kozachenko, Principal Financial Group, Freed & Associates, and California Cardiovascular Consultants and Medical Associates/California Hospitalist Medical Corp.
Silver Level sponsors - American Medical Response, California Cardiopulmonary Perfusion, Inc., Tully-Wihr, and VALIC
Bronze Level sponsors - 1st United Services Credit Union, Nancy Farber, Fremont Emergency Medical Group, Inc., Greenstein, Rogoff, Olsen & Co., LLP, Heritage Bank of Commerce, Jacobs Engineering, Oakland Athletics Baseball Company, Payden & Rygel, Professional Hospital Supply, Securitas Security Services USA, Inc., Swinerton Builders, The Stahl Companies, Inc., and Vintaco, Inc.
Cart Sponsor - Deccan Pacific Medical Group, P.C.
Roll-the-Dice Sponsor - Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Ross
Valet Sponsor - Royal Ambulance
Hole-in-One Sponsors - Magnussen's Lexus of Fremont, Murco Management

Corporate Challenge participants - American Medical Response, California Cardiopulmonary Perfusion, Inc., F.W. Spencer & Son, Inc., Fremont Bank, Gonsalves & Kozachenko, Washington Outpatient Surgery Center, Washington Township Medical Group, Inc.

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