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Golf Tournament Raises $370,000 Totaling $2.5 Million for Mission Hospital Over Past 19 Years


The 19th 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 27. Thanks to leadership of co-chairs Dan Delmonico, John Burns and sponsorship chair Cliff Carper, the generosity of more than 100 sponsors and the participation of 292 golfers, the event raised $370,000 in net proceeds to benefit Mission Hospital. Since the tournament began, more than $2.5 million has been raised for Mission's expansion, technology upgrades, and more.

From left: Kenn McFarland, Interim President and CEO, Mission Hospital; Dan Delmonico, Co-Chair; John Burns, Co-Chair; Cliff Carper, Sponsorship Chair; Matt Gunderson, owner and executive director, Audi and Infiniti of Mission Viejo

This year's major sponsors included Tournament Sponsor: Audi Mission Viejo and Infiniti of Mission Viejo, Ambassador Sponsor: Cox Business, and Platinum sponsors: Cuztom, Inc., Prestige Office Coffee Services, Robert and Carol Summers Family Trust and Sunwest Bank.

For the past three years, Tournament Sponsor Audi Mission Viejo and Infiniti of Mission Viejo have 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.

During the tournament, golfers participated in several hole challenges including an Audi/Infiniti hole-in-one to win a car lease and a JetBlue Challenge to win a $500 JetBlue gift card among other prizes. The lucky winner of the JetBlue package was Sandy Ewing who made a hole-in-one shot.

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 stay at the exclusive penthouse at the Palms Place Hotel and Spa in Las Vegas valued at $24,000.

To conclude the festivities, Matt Gunderson randomly selected the winner of a new Audi Q5, Audi A5 Coupe, Infiniti EX35 Journey RWD or Infiniti G37 Coupe Journey RWD, from among opportunity tickets purchased prior to the event.

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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, the 552-bed hospital is one of 14 not-for-profit hospitals sponsored by the St. Joseph Health Ministry. For more information, visit

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.