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HBCOA Golf Tournament
31st Annual Golf Tournament on Friday June 23rd was a Blast!
The HBCOA Golf Tournament proceeds helped provide a wide variety of programs such as care management, transportation services, outdoor classes, meal distribution, drive-thru activities and special events. These programs help seniors who are high risk and low-income, along with keeping active seniors healthy and engaged.
The annual HBCOA golf tournament was a great success once again. This years event was held on Friday, June 23 with festivities starting at 6:30am. Participants began the day with a delicious breakfast spread including burritos by Norms restaurant, a coffee bar by HB Hospital, and donuts provided by Adams Ave Donuts. Immediately following breakfast, the tournament kicked off and the players began their quest to see who the top golfers of the day would be.
Congratulations are in order to this years winning teams. In the men's division Michael Drysdale, Robert Renteria, Albert Rhee and Bipul Kapadia took home first place. In the women's division Evelyn Peasley, Mary Brady, Judy Blinderman, and Jerrie Chapin took home first place and in the mixed division first place went to Lynne Castro, Robert Grego, Jody Gonzalez and Debbie Wanbaugh. Players also enjoyed a myriad of side competitions at this year’s event including a putting contest which saw a three way tie between Mike Shewbridge, Rick DuFresne and Steve Shaffer and the marshmallow contest where Chris Beighley drove his mallow the furthest for top honors.
Upon completion of the tournament, all the players enjoyed a delicious luau themed plated lunch at the Meadowlark golf course and set about the task of competing over the wonderful auction items and the wine cork pull game. There was a plethora of themed gift baskets, golf equipment, one of a kind sports memorabilia, weekend getaways to exotic destinations, concert tickets, and so much more.
A huge thank you is in order as well to the HBCOA golf committee for their years long effort, hard work, and dedication to make this tournament a success. Also a round of applause for the volunteers who helped staff the event and at the banquet. Plus a tremendous thank you to the community partners and individuals who donated financially and sponsored this years event, including First Bank as the title sponsor, and MemorialCare as a major donor. We truly would not be able to serve the community as adequately as we do without these wonderful partnerships. Proceeds from this event along with all HBCOA activities and fundraisers go directly towards supporting the needs of the seniors of Huntington Beach, through the programs and services offered at the Senior Center in Central Park. The mission of the HBCOA is to provide dignity with aging to all older adults of Huntington Beach.