Hope Hospice Golf Fundraiser returns to Castlewood

Hope Hospice Golf Fundraiser returns to Castlewood

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (July 2, 2023) — Hope Hospice has opened registration for the 2023 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 Monday, October 23, 2023. FH Dailey Chevrolet will again sponsor the Hole-in-One competition, which offers a prize of $75,000 to be used toward the winner’s choice of vehicle from the dealership in San Leandro.

Proceeds from the Hope 100 support Hope Hospice’s patient-care services and grief support center, as well as a range of free educational programs for the local public including grief support services, dementia-care education, and family caregiver resources.

Hope 100 is an exclusive event with only 36 available player spots. Interested parties are encouraged to sign up soon, as the event’s roster is typically heavy with returning players.

100 holes in a single day

“Lots of people are slack-jawed when they hear that our participants play 100 holes in a single day,” says Marc Rovetii, Hope’s Director of Philanthropy and event chairperson. “But the men and women who come out for this event are some of the most golf-crazy folks I’ve met. They love this game, and they love getting to have fun while raising money for an important local cause. It’s the best kind of win-win scenario.”

The marathon was established in 2015 to honor the life of Piper Wagner, a beloved golf pro at Castlewood who died from lung cancer. In the spirit of Piper’s memory, the event also honors the life of the late Steve Thompson. Steve was a Bay Area native, having attended Marin Catholic High School and the University of San Francisco. He was a founding member of Jerry Thompson and Sons Painting with his father and brother, and 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; or, 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 green fees, cart rental, three meals, and course beverages are all covered by your registration fee.
  • Some players pay their own registration; others seek sponsorship from friends, family, or their employer to cover the cost.
  • Sign up now and start fundraising among your network. Supporters can donate in your name on your personal page at the event website, which keeps your fundraising subtotal easy to monitor.

Learn more and register at Hope100GolfMarathon.com or call Marc Rovetti at (925) 829-8770.