September 23, 2009
Contact: Melissa DelaCalzada
San Diego Hospice
619-278-6139 or email@example.com
Golf Tournament Sets Fundraising Record to Benefit San Diego Hospice Services
Bereavement programs benefit from a fun day of golf for a good cause
(San Diego) - A record breaking 104 golfers drove, chipped, and putted their way around The Crosby at Rancho Santa Fe on Tuesday, September 1 in the second annual San Diego Hospice Invitational Golf Tournament.
The event exceeded its fundraising goal raising more than $80,000 - an increase of 60% compared to last year's inaugural event - to help fund bereavement programs through The Center for Grief Care at San Diego Hospice, including Camp Erin San Diego, a unique summer camp for children who have suffered the loss of a loved one.
Following the tournament, 126 guests including the golfers enjoyed a silent and boisterous live auction hosted by Master of Ceremonies Bill Menish, a leisurely cocktail hour and a family-style dinner.
Thankful appreciation goes to the generous sponsors including Tournament Sponsor Jack in the Box Foundation, Double Eagle Sponsor Padres Foundation, and Birdie Sponsor Marrokal Design & Remodeling.
San Diego Hospice recognizes and sincerely thanks tournament committee co-chairs Kristy Brehm and Sherry Colter-Long for their superb organization and planning of this successful tournament.
“The tremendous community support we received for this event despite tighter budgets tells us that our programs and services are valued and vitally needed in San Diego,” said Kathleen Pacurar, Vice President of Development.
Look for information on next year’s San Diego Hospice Invitational Golf Tournament and sign up early at www.sdhospice.org
About San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine
San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine, the leader in the relief of suffering, is one of the 10 largest community-owned, not-for-profit hospices in the country. The organization brings compassionate, expert medical care to more than 1,000 seriously ill adults and children each day throughout San Diego County. In addition, The Center for Grief Care and Education touches the lives of nearly 11,000 individuals suffering a loss each year, providing grief support groups, individual counseling and information. More information is available on our website at www.sdhospice.org or call toll-free at 1-866-688-1600. Become a fan or view more golf photos on our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/SanDiegoHospice.