Annual Golf Tournament a Huge Success
Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation's 18th Annual Golf Tournament was a huge success. Especially for the lucky golfer who won $10,000 with her hole-in-one shot!
Linda Gonsalves, who in the past served as a Foundation Board trustee and treasurer for the Board, was the big winner. The course also contained holes with chances to win another $10,000 and two cars!
This was the first time in the event's history that a golfer has hit a hole-in-one. Congratulations Linda!
Overall, everyone won big, said Brent Hodson, Washington's Chief of Community Support Services.
There were more than 270 golfers signed up for the day and although the weather threatened, it stayed dry.
Washington employee volunteers were a major force on the course all day, helping into the evening hours, even as the weather got chilly. After a full day of golf, more than 330 people turned out for the dinner, silent and live auctions and raffle.
The raffle for gift baskets - which were all donated/created by Hospital volunteers - brought in almost $1,500. And while the figures for the rest of the tournament are still being tallied, Mr. Hodson is optimistic that this year's event did as well or better than last year's - which had been the most successful yet!
"The golf tournament turned out to be fun for everyone," Mr. Hodson said. "I felt it was a very successful day."
Total income from the tournament topped $67,000. Proceeds will be used to fund Pathways Hospice and the foundation's Cancer Fund.