Sports celebrities support San Diego Hospice’s Invitational Golf Tournament


Sports celebrities supporting the mission of San Diego Hospice turned out on Sept. 27 for the fourth annual SDH Invitational Golf Tournament at The Crosby at Rancho Santa Fe, making it the organization’s most successful golf tournament to date, with more than 120 golfers playing on the pristine course. In addition, 150 guests attended the post-tournament cocktail reception and family-style dinner.

Among the participants: former Padres and Major League Baseball pitcher Trevor Hoffman, Major League Baseball players Mark Sweeney and Mike Sweeney, former National Football League Quarterback Jeff Garcia and the San Diego Chargers cheerleaders. Karen Moyer, from the Moyer Foundation, also attended the dinner. The overall winner of the tournament was the Trane Corporation team, featuring Gale Van Nostern, Doug Isaaks, Ken McClendon and Jennifer Felsburg. Kristy Brehn, former SDHIPM Board Trustee, and Kim Van Nostern were co-chairs of the event.

The event, which benefits The Center for Grief Care and Education at San Diego Hospice, including Camp Erin San Diego – an annual weekend summer camp open to children ages 6 to 17 who have been impacted by a death, featured a live and silent auction as well as live sponsorship opportunities, including Fund-A-Camper.

“Thanks to the generosity of the attendees, we raised over $100,000 at this event,” said Traci Bruckner, Chief Development Officer for San Diego Hospice and The Institute of Palliative Medicine. “Also, through our Fund-A-Camper initiative, we raised enough money to send 31 campers to Camp Erin San Diego.”

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