ARROYO GRANDE – August 16, 2019 – The Cypress Ridge Residents’ Golf Club hosted its fifteenth annual Grossi Golf Tournament at Cypress Ridge with proceeds benefiting cancer care services at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital (AGCH).
The Grossi Golf Tournament has supported cancer services at AGCH for several years, which is decided by an annual majority vote among Cypress Ridge Residents’ Golf Club members. This was the most successful tournament yet, with help from the Cypress Ridge Women’s Golf Club as a major sponsor. The event raised $9,400 in support of Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation’s Cancer Care Fund, which provides financial, emotional, and diagnostic support to local cancer patients in need.
The three-day event kicked off with a putting contest and barbecue. The golf tournament was held on days two and three followed by a fundraiser dinner and auction.
Dave Kerin, Grossi Golf Tournament Co-Chair said, “I’m fortunate enough not to have had the need for cancer services myself, but there are so many others in the community dealing with this unfortunate disease. Anything we can do to help stamp it out and improve the care for those diagnosed is our objective.”
Montisa Phelan Lopez, Vice President of Philanthropy at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation, said, “We are so appreciative of the effort the Cypress Ridge Residents’ Golf Club and Women’s Golf Club have put into this tournament, and for everyone who participates in support of cancer care services. We are so excited to increase the range of cancer care services we provide at our hospital, and it wouldn’t be possible without the support of our community.”
The next Grossi Golf Tournament will be held in July 2020, and the event is open to anyone that would like to participate.
Photo Caption from left to right: Ken Dalebout, Administrator – Arroyo Grande Community Hospital; Tim Demma, Tournament Co-Chair; Montisa Phelan Lopez, Vice President of Philanthropy – Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation; Sally McCormick, President of Cypress Ridge Women’s Golf Club; and Dave Kerin, Tournament Co-Chair.
About Arroyo Grande Community Hospital
Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, located in Arroyo Grande, California, is rated a top Joint Replacement Center by Blue Shield and is among the Top 10% in the nation for Joint Replacement. Arroyo has achieved prestigious designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. The Emergency Department is one of the busiest in the county and nationally recognized for superior patient satisfaction. The hospital also provides the only comprehensive hospital-based Acute Rehabilitation Center on the Central Coast. Arroyo is a Dignity Health member of the Central Coast which also includes French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, CA, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, CA, St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, CA and St. John’s Pleasant Valley in Camarillo, CA. Dignity Health Central Coast is an integrated network of top quality hospitals, physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services including primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers and a full service home health agency; all recognized for quality, safety and service. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities.