Hope Hospice announces return of charity golf event

Hope Hospice announces return of charity golf event

Hope Hospice announces return of charity golf event
The Hope Hospice charity golf event, last took place in 2019. The 2020 event did not happen because of the pandemic. (Photo courtesy Hope Hospice)

SAN FRANCISCO EAST BAY (August 1, 2021) Hope Hospice has opened registration for the 2021 Hope 100 Golf Marathon for both individuals who want to play and businesses/organizations looking to sponsor.

The event returns to Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton on September 13, 2021. FH Dailey Chevrolet has signed on to sponsor the new Hole-in-One competition. This event offers a prize of $75,000 which goes toward the winner’s choice of vehicle from the dealership in San Leandro.

The Hope 100 Golf Marathon, an exclusive charity fundraising event, has only 36 available player spots. The structure of this event—having participants play 100 holes in one day—symbolizes the difficult challenges patients and their families face at the end of life.

Playing golf for a great cause

“We’re thrilled to bring this event back after such a long period of pandemic-related closures and activity cancelations,” says Marc Rovetti, Hope’s Director of Philanthropy and event chairperson. “What better way to spend a gorgeous fall day than outdoors playing golf for a great cause. The money that this event raises makes a huge impact in our own community.”

The event went dark in 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns. This shorted Hope over $80,000 in anticipated revenue. Proceeds help support Hope Hospice’s patient-care services and grief support center, as well as a range of free educational programs for the local public.

Last year, community donations made it possible for Hope to care for 776 patients with a life-limiting illness and to provide grief support and family caregiver education to 1,369 individuals.

The marathon was established in 2015 to honor the life of Piper Wagner, a beloved golf pro at Castlewood. Wagner died from lung cancer. This year, in the spirit of Piper’s memory, the event also honors the life of the late Steve Thompson. Steve, a Bay Area native,  attended Marin Catholic High School and the University of San Francisco. He founded Jerry Thompson and Sons Painting with his father and brother. Over the years he helped guide JTS to become one of the most respected and successful painting companies in the Bay Area.

Steve had a big heart and quietly led by example for the causes he cared about. He participated in the inaugural Hope 100 Golf Marathon. And Hope Hospice is grateful for his legacy in making this event what it is today.

How It Works

  • The event has a quick pace of play. Most people complete 18 holes every two hours. Although score is not of primary importance, prizes are awarded related to scores.
  • You may register as an individual and attempt the 100 holes on your own. Alternatively, you can split the challenge among friends.
  • Your registration is a display of your heartfelt generosity to raise a minimum of $2,500 in support toward Hope’s mission of care and service to our community. Your registration fee covers all the green fees, cart rental, three meals, and course beverages.
  • Some players pay their own registration. Others seek sponsorship from friends, family, or their employer to cover the cost.

Hope Hospice is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. They have proudly served the Tri-Valley and neighboring East Bay cities since 1980. Learn more about our services and community programs at www.HopeHospice.com or contact us at (925) 829-8770.