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Annual Golf Tournament Benefits Surgical Services at Washington Hospital

On Monday, April 25, Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation held its 31st 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, opportunities to win prizes on the golf course, cocktail reception, dinner, auction and awards ceremony. This year, over 190 golfers enjoyed a spectacular day on the course and over 240 guests attended the reception and banquet at the country club.

For 31 years, the golf tournament has raised money for Washington Hospital. The Foundation is pleased to announce it was yet another successful year with proceeds totaling more than $85,000.

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 continued to support the tournament and the Hospital. Laura has been a Washington Hospital Service League Member for 61 years.

“I would like to thank our sponsors and golfers, whose generous support will benefit surgical services at Washington Hospital,” said Rodney Silveira, president of the Foundation. “I am also grateful for our volunteers who give their time to help at registration, on the course and at the banquet. Rick Geha did an outstanding job as our emcee again this year!”

For many years, the Golf Tournament Committee has been chaired by Lamar Hinton. Each year, Lamar works with golf committee members to ensure a successful and fun event.

“I would like to thank all of our golf committee members for their time and efforts leading up to and during the tournament,” said Hinton. “Also, my deepest appreciation goes to Marlene Weibel, who worked tirelessly creating beautiful baskets for the raffle.”

The highlight of the dinner was the presentation of awards. The winner of the Corporate Challenge Cup, with a score of 52, was the foursome from Fremont Bank, consisting of Mike Wallace, Jerry Slavonia, John Chess and Randy Reed. Mike Wallace is also the president of the Washington Township Health Care District Board of Directors.

In the open division, the men’s team with the lowest score on the Valley Course was Jim Young, Will Bartley, Emmanuel Munoz and Radan Afan. On the Hill Course, it was Steve Calcagno, Greg Harrison, Garth Smith and Don Harrison. The women’s team with the lowest score on the Valley Course was Kristin Pulaski, Alisa Curry, Tina Rau and Beth Walker. On the Hill Course, it was Sandi Fava, Cindy Fujiwara, Renee Lovely and Jaime Vargas. The winning mixed foursome on the Valley Course was Jeffrey Carlson, Katie Carlson, Dan Kosin and John Lee. On the Hill Course, it was Ed Carrera, Patrick Ranoa, Gil Rivera and Jennifer Tong

Longest drive winners on the Hill Course were Johnny Orenberg and Renee Lovely. On the Valley Course, the longest drive winners were David Names and Mary Jane Brusher. Most accurate drive winners were Sonja Hyman and Jessica McInerney. E. Chau and Linda Gonsalves won the closest to the pin contest on the Hill Course and Jonathan Chuyang won it on the Valley Course.

Congratulations to all the tournament winners, and thank you for participating.