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It's Time to Tee Off - Celebrating 31 Years!

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 at Castlewood.

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,” 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 31st Annual Golf Tournament, or to register as a participant or sponsor, please email or call 510.791.3428.