The Markie Foundation 20th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

July 19, 2019

Milestone event raises $25,000 — another record amount — for children’s hospice and palliative care.

On Friday, July 19, 2019, The Markie Foundation hosted its 20th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Callippe Preserve Golf Course in Pleasanton, California, raising $25,000 on the day to support children’s hospice and palliative care. This marks another record amount, after raising more than $20,000 in 2018. Approximately 180 golfers and dinner guests participated in the event, which remains the organization’s primary fundraiser.

“We are overwhelmed by the support we received at this year’s event, in which we celebrated Markie and 20 years of helping others in need,” said Janis Wuelfing, Co-Founder of The Markie Foundation. “We are blessed to have so many people rally behind our cause to make a difference in the lives of terminally ill children and their families, as we honor our son Markie.”

Foundation Disburses Another $30,000 to Three Organizations
During the dinner banquet, The Markie Foundation announced its 2019 disbursement of another $20,000 to long-time beneficiary George Mark Children’s House (GMCH). The donation will help GMCH expand its bereavement program and services, as well as provide needed refurnishing of its nursing station and bereavement suite. In a remarkable testimony, Sean Eddy, whose late son George stayed at GMCH, shared how impactful GMCH is to families caring for terminally ill children. (Thanks, Sean!)

The Markie Foundation also announced additional donations of $5,000 to Okizu for its SIBS (Special and Important Brothers and Sisters) Camp, and $5,000 to Hinds Hospice for its HindsKids Pediatric Program. Collectively, these donations represent one of our largest annual disbursements — again, reflective of the tremendous support The Markie Foundation continues to receive.

Since its inception, The Markie Foundation has raised nearly $400,000 to support children’s hospice. View our many beneficiaries.

Thanks again to all our sponsors, donors, participants, and volunteers for your continued support. We couldn’t do it without you!

Our 21st Annual Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled for July 2020 at Callippe Preserve Golf Course in Pleasanton. Check back on our site for specific details.

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The Markie Foundation 20th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Sean Eddy (left) spoke on behalf of his family and the support they received from GMCH while caring for their late son George.

Golf Tournament Winners:

  • 1st Place: Mehdi Sadeghi, Ramon Periquet, Chad Viggiano, Jay Guittard
  • 2nd Place: Dallas Dolen, Justin Femmer, and PWC Guests
  • 3rd Place: Brent Patterson, Brandon Patterson, Ayad Bunni, and Sean Ford
  • Blind Draw: Mike Batteate, Gino Batteate, Vito Batteate, and Dom Batteate
  • Long Drive: Erica Patel (Women’s); Thom Schildmeyer (Men’s)
  • Closest to Pin: Kim McGuire (Women’s); Tim Owen (Men’s)

The Markie Foundation co-founders, Joe and Janis Wuelfing, pose with the first-place team.

Our Wonderful Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors:

Sponsored Foursomes:

Hole Sponsors

  • J.M. O’Neill, Inc. (Tony McGuire)
  • JoAnne Wuelfing (Lucky #7)
  • Lyman Agency (Chris & Carm Lyman)
  • The Ostrowski Family / Kevin’s Memorial Hole
  • Tob’s FFL (Shawn Tobol)

Drink Sponsors:

  • Paul & Giovanna Carney

Raffle Sponsors:

Sign Sponsor

Additional Tourney Donors

THANK YOU TO ALL!

Our 21st Annual Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled for July 2019 at Callippe Preserve Golf Course in Pleasanton. Check back on our site for specific details.