Proceeds from this year’s Woolcott Memorial golf
tournament, gala dinner and auctions will be used to renovate, equip and
furnish two newly built assisted-living facilities that have been
acquired by the Borrego Community Health Foundation.
The 21st annual Woolcott Memorial, considered by
many as the golf and social event of the desert season, is scheduled on
Friday, Feb. 27.
The foundation acquired Mountain View Cottages,
the two newly built homes on the southeast corner of Country Club Road
and T-Anchor Drive, entirely with pledges and contributions from
The Borrego Community Health Foundation estimates
it will cost about $200,000 to renovate and equip the two structures
with widened doorways, wheelchair-accessible ramps, and special
fixtures, equipment and furnishings.
Mountain View Cottages features a five-bedroom,
three-bath facility that will be used exclusively as a live-in
residence. An adjacent three-bedroom, three-bath home will offer
additional live-in care. Both homes will be staffed by the Borrego
Medical Center and Desert Home Care.
“The upcoming Woolcott Memorial on Friday, Feb. 27
will enable us to complete the work we started last year,” Woolcott
Co-Chairmen Tom Middleton and Jim Braden state in a letter and entry
form being sent to community supporters this month. “Because the Borrego
Community Health Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, a
significant portion of your contribution to the Woolcott is
tax-deductible,” they add.
Registration for the Feb. 27 golf tournament will
begin at 7 a.m., with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start at de Anza Country Club
and Montesoro. The tournament will be limited to a total of 32 foursomes
at each course. Donation to participate is $275 per player, which
includes a cart, two mulligans, special golf prizes and dinner for one.
Full hole sponsorships are $1,000, which includes
one dinner ticket, or a half hole can be sponsored for $500. Those
sponsoring a full hole and also playing golf will receive two dinner
The social festivities start at 4 p.m. with
cocktails and a silent auction in the cart barn at de Anza Country Club.
A four-course dinner follows at about 6 p.m., with limited seating for
300 persons in the de Anza clubhouse. The cost to non-golfers for the
dinner is $125. Each dinner ticket includes two drink coupons and wine
with dinner. This year, a limited number of tables in the main dining
room may be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis for an
additional donation of $400 for a table of eight.