Golf Tournament A Major Success for 34th Year
On Thursday, May 2, Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation held its
34th Annual Golf Tournament at Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton.
The tournament brought together friends and community members to raise
money for surgical services at Washington Hospital.
The day featured an 18-hole golf tournament, putting contest, barbeque
lunch, opportunities to win prizes on the golf course, a cocktail reception,
and awards banquet. This year, nearly 180 golfers enjoyed a spectacular
day on the course and 200 guests attended the banquet at the country club.
For thirty-four years, the golf tournament has raised money for Washington
Hospital. The Foundation and golf committee is pleased to announce it
was yet another successful year with proceeds totaling just over of $89,000!
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 have
generously supported the tournament and the Hospital. Laura is a charter
member of the Washington Hospital Service League and has been a volunteer
for sixty-four years! Many thanks to Laura and her family for their longtime
commitment to the Foundation.
“I would like to thank our generous sponsors and golfers, who support
the Foundation and Hospital year after year,” said John Dutra, President
of the Foundation. “I would also like to thank all of our volunteers
who generously give their time to help at registration, on the course,
and at the banquet.”
The Golf Tournament Committee has been chaired by Lamar Hinton, who is
also a volunteer for the Washington Hospital Service League. Each year,
Lamar works with the committee members and Foundation staff to ensure
a successful and fun tournament for all. “I would like to thank
our golf committee members and volunteers for their time and efforts with
the tournament – it was a great day!” said Hinton.
Eric Thomas, a long time broadcast journalist from ABC 7, was the emcee
and auctioneer. He did a great job keeping the program moving and ensuring
guests bid high during the live auction.
Following dinner is the much anticipated presentation of awards. The first
place men’s winners on the hill course, with a score of 56, were
the foursome from Fremont Bank, consisting of Mike Wallace, Bobby Jones,
Kevin Smith and John Chess. Mike Wallace is also the Secretary of the
Washington Township Health Care District Board of Directors. First place
men’s winners on the valley course, with a score of 55, were Nicholas
Legge, Aman Kashyap, Jose Cordero and Mike Cid. There was a tie for first
place women’s on the hill, with both teams scoring 67. The winners
were Naomi Wallace, Sonja Hyman, Linda Gonsalves and Patti Balch in the
first foursome and Jamie Vargas, Pam Russo, Renee Lovely and Cindy Fujiwara
in the second. First place mixed on the hill, with a score of 62, were
Robert Alfieri, Mike Maxwell, Karyn Puma and Alex Vargas. First place
mixed on the valley, with a score of 58, were Gina Martini, Kevin Fryer,
Justin DeKnoblough and Gordon Zanin.
Longest drive winners on the hill course were Dennis Huynh and Patti Balch.
On the valley course the longest drive winner was Chris Schmid. Most accurate
drive winners were Linda Gonsalves and John Schneider. Ricky Munoz and
Cindy Fujiwara won the closest to the pin contest on the Hill Course and
Aman Kashyap won it on the Valley Course.
Congratulations to all the tournament winners, and thank you for your continued support!