On Monday, April 27, golf enthusiasts and friends of Washington Hospital
will continue a 30-year tradition that has raised over $1.7 million in
support of health-care services for the residents of Washington Township
Healthcare District. The golfers will tee off at Washington Hospital Healthcare
Foundation’s 30th Annual Golf Tournament at Castlewood Country Club
in Pleasanton, a 36-hole private facility, with two challenging golf courses
and incredible views.
Since 1985, golfers of all levels of ability and experience have gathered
for the annual tournament, enjoying a day on the links followed by an
awards banquet in the evening. Non-golfers are encouraged to support Washington
Hospital by attending the reception and awards banquet in the beautiful
ballroom at Castlewood.
Rod Silveira, Foundation President says “Each year, community members
come to enjoy a day of golf, but they also want to support healthcare
programs in our community. This year, proceeds from the tournament will
help fund surgical care at Washington Hospital. Because surgical innovation
is always advancing, the Foundation looks forward to helping underwrite
the cost of equipment that surgeons will need in the future. As Foundation
President it is my goal to reach a record attendance in this, our thirtieth
tournament. Join us for a great day and a great cause."
In addition to the 18-hole golf tournament, the event will include a putting
contest, bar-b-que lunch, contest holes, refreshments, a cocktail reception
and an awards banquet. During the banquet, a selection of exciting golf
equipment, fun adventures, wine tastings, spa baskets and other items
will be up for bid at the silent auction and in the raffle. There will
also be a live auction offering an opportunity to play in the Lexus Champions
for Charity National Golf Tournament, a private sky box at an Oakland
Athletics baseball game and more!
The event is held in memory of longtime Fremont businessman Gene Angelo
Pessagno, a founding member of Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation.
Gene Angelo Pessagno’s widow, Laura, and her family continue to
be enthusiastic supporters of the 30-year-old golf tournament. In addition,
as a founding member of the Washington Hospital Service League, Laura
has been an active volunteer at Washington Hospital for 59 years!
“We are looking forward to a great day on the golf course with friends
and colleagues, celebrating the 30th anniversary” said Lamar Hinton,
who is serving again as Golf Tournament chairman. “I’d like
to thank our committee’s volunteers for their dedication and hard
work in making the entire day a rewarding experience for every participant.
I would also like to extend special thanks to this year’s Gold Sponsor,
Fremont Bank, for its continued support year after year,” Hinton
There is still plenty of time to sign up for the tournament or become a
tournament sponsor. For more information about Washington Hospital Healthcare
Foundation’s 30th Annual Golf Tournament, or to register as a participant
or sponsor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (510) 791-3428.