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Golf Tournament to Benefit Free Mobile Clinic


Sonora Regional Medical Center’s 21st Annual Golf Classic will be held on Wednesday, June 14 at Saddle Creek Resort in Copperopolis. All proceeds from the tournament go toward funding Sonora Regional Medical Center’s Project HOPE, a free mobile health clinic serving people in the community who typically do not have health insurance. The clinic is available Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Crossroads Shopping Center in Sonora, except the second Tuesday of each month when it is at Interfaith.

Black Oak Casino Resort is the generous Title Sponsor this year, and several other early, major sponsors include Adventist Health, California Gold Development Corp., CEP America, Clarke Broadcasting, Comcast, Oak Valley Community Bank and Sonora Hills Community.

“The Golf Classic is a great way to have some outdoor fun for a good cause,” says Kara Turpen, Manager of Philanthropy. “The event will include golf at a popular local course, lunch, a banquet dinner, and opportunities to win prizes. If a player makes a hole in one, for example, they will have their choice of a new Ford or Subaru, donated by Sonora Ford!”

The 2016 Golf Classic raised more than $59,000 for Project HOPE.

The 2017 Golf Classic organizing committee is chaired by Tuolumne County Sherriff Jim Mele, and includes the following local business and community leaders: Larry Jobe, Elizabeth “E.J.” Jones, Mark Luster, Kathrina McRee, Lisa Melville, Aaron Moss, Shirley Sarno, Mark Steichen and Kara Turpen.

Businesses and individuals who would like to sponsor, play, donate and/or volunteer to work at the event should call Sonora Regional Medical Center’s Foundation Office at 536-5022 or visit