February 27, 2009


21st Annual Woolcott Memorial

Tournament & Gala Dinner


A Benefit for the Borrego Community Health Foundation

PO Box 333

Borrego Springs CA 92004-0333

For further information, contact:  Tom Gorton at (760) 765-3313

21ST Annual Woolcott to benefit two new assisted-living facilities

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 community residents.

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 tickets.

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.