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At the crack of dawn on October 8, twenty golfers arrived at Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton ready to take on a unique challenge: to complete 100 holes of golf – in one day, and raise funds to benefit Hope Hospice. By the end of the day, the Hope 100 Golf Marathon raised nearly $70,000.
Since the Hope 100 Golf Marathon was first held in 2015, the annual event has raised a total of nearly $365,000, making it one of Hope’s most successful fundraisers.
“I am gratified that so many dedicated people have participated in this amazing event to benefit Hope Hospice,” says Hope Hospice board member and Hope 100 event chair Kathleen Berriatua. “The Hope 100 Golf Marathon is very challenging and involves highly committed players who each set out to raise a minimum of $2,500, in addition to golfing 100 holes in a single day,” she adds.
The net proceeds from this year’s Hope 100 will help Hope Hospice provide compassionate, high quality end of life care for hundreds of patients and their families throughout the year as well as grief support and community education.
“Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a tremendous success,” says Jennifer Hansen, Hope Hospice CEO. “As a non-profit agency, we rely on the support of individuals, groups, businesses and corporate leaders to help us continue working with families in need,” she explains.
Player names, sponsor recognition and information about the event can be viewed at Hope100GolfMarathon.com.
Photo caption: Back row, l to r: Greg Boudreau, Joe Berriatua, Thad Buurkarl, Michael Walker, Brandon Quinlan, John Quinlan, Jacob Concannon, Dan McClennon
Middle row, l to r: Todd Merrill, Nancy Sommers, Roger Schwab, Marc Schwab, Jim Swansiger, Aaron Zvanut, Dawn Pombo
Kneeling, l to r: Mark Trovato, Jeff Berriatua, Jim Berriatua, Tim Hogan, Matt Berriatua Photo credit: Greg Starnes