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Heisinger Golf Tournament Raises Funds for Hospice of the Sierra

Philanthropy

The 9th Annual Dick Heisinger Memorial Golf Tournament was held Saturday, June 11, at Sequoia Woods Country Club in Arnold. The event raised $14,184 which was presented to Hospice of the Sierra on July 22. Over the last nine years, the Heisinger Memorial Golf Tournament has raised over $180,000 for Hospice of the Sierra.

The tournament was originally started by Dick Heisinger and after he passed away in 2007, his family decided to continue the event as a memorial tournament and fundraiser for Hospice. Both Dick and his wife Jackie received Hospice care.

Ebbetts Pass Moose Lodge and the Heisinger family host the fundraiser each year which includes a barbecue, 18 holes of golf, and a dinner at the Moose Lodge afterwards.

Judy Myers became involved in the event in 2010 when she was working for Hospice of the Sierra. Although she is now retired and lives far from Arnold, in Groveland, she still volunteers at the event each year. “This is an incredible family and the Moose Lodge is so supportive of Hospice of the Sierra and our charitable mission of providing care to anyone regardless of their ability to pay,” says Judy. “I’ve really come to admire the Heisinger family and love being a part of this event.”

There were 132 golfers at this year’s tournament and more than 200 enjoyed the dinner afterwards. There were also 82 tee sponsors who helped raise additional funds and although there were four hole-in-one sponsors, unfortunately no one won. The winning foursome was Terry Jarnigan, Andy Nelson, Mike Ogburn, and Rick McTague.