Aug 20, 2019
Chinese Hospital, the last independent community hospital in San Francisco, will host its 25th Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, October 14, 2019 at San Francisco’s world-class Olympic Club. The event will benefit the renovation project at Chinese Hospital’s 1979 building which includes moving the service-expansion project forward with same-day surgery center, gastrointestinal laboratory, multispecialty clinic, and an infusion center for chemotherapy and blood transfusion.
The charity golf tournament was founded 25 years ago by influential leaders late Mayor Edwin Lee and Rose Pak to raise funds for the hospital to provide quality care for the underserved Chinese community. Each year, over 300 golfers enjoy the Lake Course and the Ocean Course, followed by a festive cocktail reception and live auction hosted by the Honorable Mayor Willie L. Brown Jr. This year’s live auction items include experiences at George Chen’s China Live, dinner presided by Mayor Brown at Kinson Wong’s Harborview Restaurant & Bar and Le Colonial, a Lake Tahoe vacation home getaway, and a VIP wine country tour on a Kings Transportation Inc. luxury bus which includes an exquisite wine and 5 course meal at Valette Healdsburg, private wine tastings, and ends at 630 Park Steakhouse at Graton Resort & Casino.
Dr. Jian Zhang, Chinese Hospital CEO, thanks all sponsors for their continued support. “The golf tournament is one of Chinese Hospital’s major fundraising events, which raised millions of dollars over the decades to build the new hospital and to upgrade medical equipment,” said Dr. Zhang. “The proceeds from the charity golf tournament will be used to renovate the 1979 hospital tower, so more new services can be added to better meet the healthcare needs of the community.”
Alongside Rose Pak and Mayor Ed Lee, Mayor Brown has been involved in this event dating back to the 1990s. Mayor Willie Brown continues to play a key role in the golf tournament and the hospital. He is now co-chair of our golf tournament with CEO Jian Zhang. “I support Chinese Hospital and everybody else should support the Chinese Hospital; I’ve been doing this for the last 25 years; every effort helps us get closer to our goals,” expressed Mayor Brown.
Mayor Lee’s wife, Anita Lee, joined the golf committee last year. “I want to carry forward my husband’s legacy and that’s why I’m serving on the golf committee,” she said.
Chinese Hospital welcomes all businesses and organizations to participate and sponsor the event. The golf tournament is recognized as one of the premiere golf tournaments in San Francisco, which features a cocktail hour and reception, awards ceremony and live auction. Cocktail/Dinner-only tickets are also available. For more information about the tournament, including online registration and sponsorships, please visit the hospital’s website at https://www.chinesehospital-sf.org/golf2019.