JACKSON, Calif—July 18, 2018—A longstanding tradition of giving was a swinging success again
this year at the Ebbetts Pass Moose Lodge Charity Golf Tourney. Held on Saturday, June 9 at
Sequoia Woods Country Club, dozens of golfers teed up to benefit Hospice of Amador &
Calaveras on a lovely late-spring day. Golfers enjoyed tee prizes, lunch on the green and dinner
after the tourney. A big round of golf applause to Mark Twain Medical Center and Historic
Murphys Hotel for their Hole-in-One sponsorships, a to a long list of other community sponsors,
including Mark Twain Medical Center, for sponsoring this year's golfer swag bags.
Ebbetts Pass Moose Lodge golf-committee member Ray Bertolino said he greatly appreciated
the Hospice team participation, and when asked about the tournament winners, said, “There is
a plaque up in the clubhouse with the golfers’ names, but the real winner is Hospice!” Bertolino
was not exaggerating; on July 9, the golf committee awarded a check of nearly $10,000 to
Hospice of Amador & Calaveras event team members Renee Davis and Wendy Mathis outside
the Moose Lodge clubhouse in Arnold.
Executive Director Ariane Debien said, “It’s a wonderful moment when an organization like
Ebbetts Pass Moose Lodge calls us and says that they would like to name us as a beneficiary of
their event. It really warms our heart to be included.”
Moose Lodge member Bill Kislingbury had more good news for the team from Hospice: the
agency would again be named the beneficiary of next year’s tournament, to take place on June
22, and to be re-named in honor of beloved community- and club-member Dan Leary, who
passed away unexpectedly on July 4.
Hospice of Amador & Calaveras is the region’s only independent, non-profit hospice agency and
serves residents of Amador and Calaveras Counties. For 35 years, the agency has never turned
away a patient for inability to pay. For more information, please visit our website at
www.hospiceofamador.org or www.hospiceofcalaveras.org, or call 209-223-5500.
The Ebbetts Pass Moose Lodge Golf Tournament Committee
awards a check for $9624.06 to the Hospice of Amador & Calaveras team.
Tournament committee member Bill Kislingbury, with HOAC Exec.
Director Ariane Debien, addresses the audience at the post-tourney dinner and awards.
Golfers enjoying the greens of Sequoia Woods Country Club.
From left: Wes Bertolino, Ray Bertolino, Nick Bertolino, and Craig Smith.