On Monday, April 25, golf enthusiasts and friends of Washington Hospital
will continue a longtime tradition that has raised almost $1.8 million
in support of health care services for the residents of Washington Township
Health Care District. The golfers will tee off at Washington Hospital
Healthcare Foundation’s 31st 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 abilities 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 welcome to support Washington Hospital
by attending the reception and awards banquet in the beautiful ballroom
Foundation President, Rod Silveira, says, “Each year, community members
come to enjoy a day of golf, but they also want to support health care
programs in our community. Again 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.
I encourage you to 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, barbecue lunch, contest holes, refreshments, a cocktail reception
and an awards banquet. During the banquet, a selection of exciting raffle
items will be offered. There will also be a live auction offering an opportunity
to play in the Lexus Champions for Charity National Golf Tournament, a
dinner and wine pairing for four, 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 31-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 60 years!
“We are looking forward to a great day on the golf course with friends
and colleagues,” said Lamar Hinton, who is serving again as golf
tournament chairman. “I would like to thank our volunteers for their
dedication and hard work in creating a rewarding experience for every
participant. I would also like to extend special thanks to our Gold Sponsors,
Fremont Bank and Gonsalves & Kozachenko, for their generous support,”
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 31st Annual Golf Tournament, or to register as a participant
or sponsor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (510) 791-3428.