Press Release - Office of College Advancement

Friday, September 30, 2011
Office of College Advancement
Ohlone College

Ohlone College & Fremont Bank Host Sold Out 27th Annual Golf Tournament

Fremont, CA—The most exciting golf tournament to date, Ohlone College and Fremont Bank rounded out the 27th Annual Golf Tournament on Monday at Wente Vineyards in Livermore, CA. The sold-out event kicked off with a complete field of 36 teams of four participants; a total of 144 golfers.

5 people holding first place certificates.The winning foursome posing with the female Athlete of the Year, Jessica Varady. Left to right – Nick Nardolillo, Renee Lovely, Jessica Varady, Casie Cathrea, Tony Silva. —Photo courtesy of Ohlone College

The tournament was packed with entertaining activities and prizes including longest drive, the Vegas Hole, Most Accurate Drive, multiple Hole-in-One contests featuring prizes such as a New Lexus IS250, $10,000 CD from Fremont Bank, and more.

Hospitality tents from Dave & Busters, Dale Hardware, Mass Mutual, and Grand Teton Brewery kept players refreshed on the course. The tournament was followed by dinner, wine tasting, an athletic basket raffle, and both live and silent auctions.

Winding down from the tournament was “Dinner at the Vineyards”, also sold-out, with complimentary wines courtesy of Wente Vineyards. The live auction featured a chance to play golf with future LPGA star, Casie Chatrea, the second youngest qualifier in history for an LPGA tournament. Casie was also a star participant at the golf tournament as her team won first place.

All proceeds from the auctions and the event benefit the Ohlone College Athletic Programs. Athletes of the year, Jessica Varady (Softball) and Jason Corbett (Swimming) were honored at the dinner followed by an awards presentation.

Ohlone College Foundation’s Executive Director David Smith said, “The committee’s goal was to make this the best golf tournament of the fall season, and we believe we accomplished that goal. This just sets the bar higher for future events…YOWZA!” You can still bid on exciting getaways and gifts in the Golf Tournament online auction, with almost 100 different items to choose from at

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