Mission Viejo, CA – The 21st Annual Mission Hospital Golf Classic presented by Audi Mission Viejo and Infiniti of Mission Viejo was held at Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club on June 24. The event raised over $375,000 in net proceeds to benefit
Mission500—Mission Hospital's $500 million campaign. Since the tournament began 21 years ago, more than $3.3 million has been raised for expansion, technology upgrades, and needed improvements at Mission Hospital.
The Golf Classic was led by Jim Bastian, Chair and Ross Pake, Sponsorship Chair. Thanks to their leadership and the generosity of tournament sponsor Audi Mission Viejo and Infiniti of Mission Viejo, more than 100 sponsors and the participation of 281 golfers, the event exceeded each of the previous 20 years' proceeds.
"Having a world class hospital in our community is only possible through the dedication and hard work of many, many people from doctors and nurses to staff members and volunteers who make a difference in people's lives every day," says Golf Classic Chair Jim Bastian. "My family and I have experienced this first hand with serious health issues in the last few years and feel so blessed to have been able to receive life saving care at Mission. With record participation and fund raising it is clear that our community is committed to helping the Foundation reach its goal of raising $500 million so that we will continue to have an amazing hospital in our own backyard. I am so privileged and proud to be part of this incredible cause."
This year's major sponsors included Tournament Sponsor: Audi Mission Viejo and Infiniti of Mission Viejo and Platinum Sponsors: Prestige Office Coffee Services and Robert and Carol Summers Family Trust. Orange Coast Magazine was the media sponsor.
For the past five years, Tournament Sponsor Audi Mission Viejo and Infiniti of Mission Viejo has inspired others in the community to support the tournament. "Every member of my family has been touched by the efforts of Mission Hospital. South Orange County is very fortunate to have access to Mission's incredible care and I encourage everyone to do what they can to support our hospital," said Matt Gunderson, owner of Audi Mission Viejo.
Following the tournament, there was a cocktail reception and silent auction, awards dinner and live auction. The live auction offered high-end prize packages including a VIP experience at the Del Mar Racetrack including four Clubhouse season admission passes, an ultimate golf package with two tickets for the Tiger Woods World Challenge, and an opportunity to go behind the scenes of the new Cirque Du Soleil show, TOTEM.
To conclude the festivities, a ticket was randomly picked from among opportunities purchased prior to the event. This year's winner of a new Audi or Infiniti was Tommie Tishler.
For further information about Mission Hospital Foundation or upcoming events, please call the Foundation office at 949-364-7783 or visit mission4health.com.
About Mission Hospital
Mission Hospital provides south Orange County communities with access to advanced care and advanced caring through two convenient locations, Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach. Mission Hospital has been serving the greater needs of the community for nearly 40 years, improving the quality of life in the communities we serve. Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo is an acute care, full-service facility providing the most advanced health care services and diagnostic care to south Orange County. One of only three designated trauma centers in the county, the hospital offers 24-hour emergency care and specialized services through its Mission Imaging Center, Mission Heart Center, Mission Stroke Center, Mission Maternity Center and Mission Women's Wellness Center. The hospital also offers the highest level of care in orthopedics, rehabilitation, cancer, spine and vascular services. Mission Hospital Laguna Beach's health care services include 24-hour emergency, intensive and medical-surgical care as well as behavioral health including psychiatric services and chemical dependency and chronic pain medicine abuse treatment. CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital, a separately licensed pediatric hospital on the Mission Viejo campus, serves as the only designated pediatric healthcare center in south Orange County. A member of the St. Joseph Health System, the 552-bed hospital is one of 14 not-for-profit hospitals sponsored by the St. Joseph Health Ministry. For more information, visit mission4health.com.
About Mission Hospital Foundation
Mission Hospital Foundation supports and assists Mission Hospital through philanthropy. The Foundation embodies the Spirit of Giving by building lifelong relationships with community members and raising funds for Mission Hospital.