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It's Time to Tee Off - Celebrating 30 Years!

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 emphasized.

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 or call 510.791.3428.