Golf Classic raises more than $290,000 to support cancer care at Mission Hospital
Since the tournament began 25 years ago, nearly $5 million has been raised
to support new technology and various patient care enhancements.
The Mission Hospital Golf Classic continued its rich philanthropic tradition
by netting more than $290,000. This successful event, held at Pelican
Hill Golf Club, was made possible thanks to the leadership of Golf Chair
Jim Bastian and the generosity of Tournament Sponsor
Audi Mission Viejo • INFINITI of Mission Viejo • Volvo Cars Mission Viejo and Forecaddie Sponsor Ira Hermann of Capstone Partners Financial.
The golf tournament proceeds will support the development of the Judi and
Bill Leonard Institute for Cancer Prevention, Treatment and Wellness at
Mission Hospital. The Leonard Cancer Institute will bring together talented
clinicians, innovative clinical trials, and cutting-edge technology to
compassionately care for the body, mind and spirit of our patients and
family members. Our comprehensive cancer center will establish a place
of new possibilities, hope and healing, ensuring South County residents
have local access to specialized cancer care, not previously available.
The most inspiring moment of the event was when Ladera Ranch resident Erin
Carlberg thanked Mission Hospital for saving her husband, Scott’s,
life after he suffered a traumatic brain injury. “I stand before
you today to tell you that Mission Hospital and its doctors and nurses
are super heroes.” Erin also thanked the community philanthropists
who participated in the tournament for their support. “We are here
today because of you. Because of your generosity. Thank you for supporting
Mission Hospital from the bottom of my heart.”
The first place tournament finish on the north course was claimed by the
team of Don Compton, Dick Gott, Robert Hill and Dave Neish. On the south
course, the CLIMATEC team won with Ed Empero, Scott O’Donnell and
One of the annual highlights of the event is the raffle drawing of a new
Audi, INFINITI or Volvo, provided by
Audi Mission Viejo • INFINITI of Mission Viejo • Volvo Cars Mission Viejo. Don Leiblein, a longtime Mission Hospital employee, was the lucky winner.
Our Platinum Sponsors included Airgas USA, LLC – An AirLiquide Company,
Diversified Thermal Services, Inc., Healthcare Design & Construction,
LLC, HGA, NCA, Snyder Langston and Welltower, Inc., Meyer & Reeder,
Inc., Mission Hospital Emergency Department Physician Group, Prestige
Office Coffee Service, Robert and Carol Summers Family Trust and WP Electric
& Communications, Inc.
Golfers enjoyed incredible food on the course provided by Hanna’s
Restaurant & Bar and Buffalo Wild Wings, treats from Tosi Superbites
and ice cream provided by Travis Mathews. Donated refreshments included
Breaker Bourbon, Ketel One Citroen Lemonade, Lagunitas Brewing Company,
MillerCoors and NOLET’S Silver Dutch Mules.
In addition to an incredible day of golf, many tournament attendees won
raffle and tournament prizes, as well as live and silent auction items.
Among the most popular items: a mountain getaway to Beaver Creek, Colorado,
4.5L Ketel One bottle signed by Carl Nolet, Jr. and golf legend Arnold
Palmer, ultimate UCLA sports package for football and basketball, Laguna
Beach escape at the Surf & Sand Resort, and finally, golf at Pelican
Hill Golf Club and a bungalow at The Resort at Pelican Hill.
For information about upcoming Mission Hospital Foundation events, visit the
foundation events webpage or call the foundation at (949) 364-7783.