The tournament, held at Riverwalk Golf Club in Mission Valley, drew nearly 100 golfers who helped raise $10,000 in proceeds to support the vision and mission of San Diego Hospice.
“We feel very strongly about supporting San Diego Hospice and the services that they offer to thousands of patients and families during one of the most difficult times in life,” said Kariann Medina, owner of Pacific Shores Cocktail Lounge. “Several of our staff members, our regular customers and, most recently, my mother and owner of the bar for 60 years, Jean Medina, used San Diego Hospice services in their final days. Through our first-hand experiences, we have a lasting connection and commitment to San Diego Hospice.
“We found that throughout Ocean Beach, San Diego Hospice has touched the lives of many in our community and our golf tournament is a wonderful way to give back to this organization that has helped so many and will continue to help others through the bereavement process,” she said.
For the second straight year, proceeds will be designated to support Camp Erin San Diego. The camp is an annual weekend summer camp open to children ages 6-17 who have been impacted by the death of a loved one.
Thanks to the success of the tournament, which continues to grow in both terms of participants and funds raised, Pacific Shores plans to host it again in 2013.
San Diego Hospice cares for 1,000 patients and their loved ones each day throughout the county. San Diego Hospice opened its doors as the first nonprofit hospice in San Diego County in 1977.
Now, the nonprofit organization has grown into the region’s largest and longest-running hospice program.
For more information, visit www.sdhospice.org, or call toll-free (866) 688-1600.