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Golf Tournament Benefits Hospice Care and Surgical Services

July 09, 2013

Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation Event Raises $75,000

On Monday, June 24, Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation held its 28th Annual Golf Tournament at Blackhawk Country Club in Danville. The Foundation's tournament brings together friends and community supporters to raise money for hospice care and surgical services at Washington Hospital.

The fundraising event featured a putting contest, 18-hole golf tournament, cocktail reception, dinner, raffle, silent auction, live auction and awards ceremony. This year, over 170 golfers enjoyed a great day out on the course, and over 200 guests attended the reception and banquet at the country club.

It was another successful year, with proceeds totaling over $75,000.

"I would like to thank our sponsors and golfers, whose support generated this terrific contribution to hospice and surgical care at Washington Hospital," said Carol Dutra Vernaci, president of the Foundation and mayor of Union City. "I would also like to thank our volunteers who, year after year, help organize the day on the course and at the banquet. I am deeply grateful to golfers, sponsors, and volunteers alike."

The golf tournament is held in memory of longtime Fremont businessman Gene Angelo Pessagno, a founding member of the Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation. Laura Pessagno and her family continue to be strong supporters of the tournament, after all these years.

This year's tournament was organized by Chairman Lamar Hinton who, along with the golf committee, worked tirelessly to ensure the success of the event.

"Our golf committee members are a huge support for the Foundation and the tournament. I would like to thank every single member for their hard work. I would also like to express my gratitude to past-president Demetrious Shaffer for once again emceeing the awards banquet," said Hinton.

Many awards were given out at the banquet. The winner of the tournament trophy, the Corporate Challenge Cup, was the foursome from Fremont Bank consisting of Mike Wallace, Jerry Slavonia, Bobby Jones and Jeff Roldan. Mike Wallace is also the second vice president of the Washington Township Health Care District Board of Directors.

In the open division, the men's team with the lowest score was the foursome representing Magnussen's Lexus of Fremont. The mixed foursome winners were Gerry Knoll, Sharon Knoll, Scott Allard and Tom Bradley. The women's foursome winners were Jamie Vargas, Renee Lovely Cindy Fujiwara and Alexis Kleinhans. Lakeside Course Longest Drive winners were Johnny Orenberg and Beth Walker. Falls Course Longest Drive winners were Ryan Ortega and Lisa Pontzious. Falls Course Closest to the Pin winner was Matthew Yi and Lakeside Course Closest to the Pin winner was Mark Downing

A Sincere Thank You to the Sponsors of Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation's 28th Annual Golf Tournament

GOLD SPONSORS
Fremont Bank
Gonsalves & Kozachenko

SILVER SPONSORS
California Cardiovascular Consultants and Medical Associates
& California Hospitalist Medical Corp.
Freed Associates
Jacobs Engineering
Professional Home Care Associates
VALIC Financial Advisors, Inc.

BRONZE SPONSORS
1st United Services Credit Union
Nancy Farber
Northern California Anesthesia Associates
Payden & Rygel
Siemens Industry, Inc.
The Stahl Companies, Inc.
Tully-Wihr
Vintaco, Inc. / Beretta Property Management
Vitas Innovative Hospice Care
Washington Outpatient Surgery Center
Washington Township Medical Foundation
We Care - Home Care and Hospice, Inc.

MORNING HOSPITALITY SPONSOR

Online Technical Services

COURSE GAME SPONSORS
Amity Home Health Care, Inc.
Fremont Emergency Medical Group, Inc.
Principal Financial Group
Dr. Bernard and Nancy Stewart
Washington Township Health Care District Board of Directors

HOLE-IN-ONE SPONSOR
Magnussen's Lexus of Fremont

Many Thanks to our 2013 Golf Committee

Lamar Hinton, Chair

Marsha Baird
Nesly Moquette
Roger Shanks
Larry Bowen
Laura Pessagno
Craig A. Silcox
Nikhil Jain
Russell Ross
Nancy Stewart
Mary Jane Hodges
Ruth Traylor
Marlene Weibel

Ping Lombardi