NorthBay Guild’s 30th annual Golf & Tennis Classic’s traditional “shotgun start” was replaced with the wail of an ambulance siren, in keeping with its mission to raise funds for the NorthBay Trauma Center, according to Jane Schilling, director of Volunteer Services.
And raise funds it did—$50,000-plus, says Schilling, of the July 15 event at Green Valley Country Club.
This was the third of five years in which the Guild has promised to raise funds for the trauma program. All participating golfers and tennis players also received Cal-OSHA-approved First Aid Kits, and many of the Guild volunteers and NorthBay employees who staffed the tees and holes wore purple and black, colors that support trauma, Schilling adds.
Special recognition was also given to the late Juanita and George Tomassini, long-time NorthBay supporters who hosted the first tournament 30 years ago to raise funds for emergency care.
At many tees, participants found food and beverages donated by local merchants, or games of chance as additional fund-raising opportunities. The day concluded with a buffet dinner and awards presentation.
“We couldn’t have asked for better weather, and we’re pleased that the golf and tennis tournaments are able to support NorthBay’s trauma needs,” Schilling says. “We couldn’t do any of this, however, without the help of our tireless volunteers and the generous support of our sponsors.”