Asian Health Services 8th Annual Mayors Cup to Support $2M Pediatric & Family Care Center of Excellence Campaign
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 8, 2018
Contact: Edward Tom
OAKLAND, Calif. – Asian Health Services (AHS) will be hosting its 8th annual Mayors Cup Charity Golf Tournament on July 9, 2018 at the Sequoyah Country Club in Oakland. The tournament will support a $2 million capital campaign to construct a brand new state-of-the-art Pediatric & Family Care Center, a center that will not only help expand access to low-income children and families, but will also, within one year of opening, improve upon our initiative to provide health care to at least 3-4,000 new and unduplicated patients.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, is scheduled to attend for the 2nd year in a row along with other civic and business leaders. According to Mayor Schaaf, “I am excited to support the tournament to help AHS to expand its services to more Asian families and immigrant communities. I wish all the teams best of luck and have fun playing golf, and let’s all make it another great year for AHS.” The Pediatric & Family Care Center of Excellence will be a medical impact hub where social issues affecting health are addressed through innovative care and collaboration.
Major sponsors to the tournament include Freshwind Foundation, PG&E, Cathay Bank, City National Bank, and Pacific General Construction. Derek Rosenstrauch, senior vice president with City National Bank, a company that manages $64.9 billion in client assets and provides banking, investment and trust services through 71 offices across the nation, stated that, “at CNB, we are committed to the communities where we live and work and we are extremely proud to be a sponsor of this important organization. We are a strong supporter of community organizations, and want to continue to be a trusted partner to both our clients and our community.”
Ray Tong of Pacific General Construction stated, “when I was growing up in Harlem, the annual Rucker Basketball Tournament was a summer event held to benefit the community. One of their mottoes was ‘Each One Reach One.’ That always resonated with me, and it makes me very proud that Asian Health Services shares this sentiment, based on the far reaching efforts of each and every person working and volunteering at AHS. That unrelenting tirelessness is something we will always need, and just as importantly, should always support and cherish.”
“We are honored to be supporting the Asian Health Services golf tournament as the Hole in One vehicle sponsor for the third year in a row,” says Chris Kwei from Oakland KIA, “AHS brings vital healthcare services to an underserved community within Oakland, and the surrounding region. We are proud to be able to support the expansion of the Pediatric & Family Care Center for the youth who will become future leaders in our community.”
Carl Chan, AHS board member, and co-chair of the AHS Golf Committee also stated, “I have seen support for the tournament grow quickly over seven years. Leaders in our community have been excited to join because they know that their sponsorships go directly towards expanding healthcare access in our community.”
The Tournament will include a luncheon, an 18-hole scramble, a silent auction, and dinner. Registration begins at 9:45 a.m., and tee-off is at 11 a.m.
For additional information about the tournament, visit www.asianhealthservices.org/golf/
About Asian Health Services Asian Health Services
Founded in 1974, AHS is a community health center that provides primary, dental and behavioral health services to underserved families of Oakland and surrounding communities in English and 14 different Asian languages (Cantonese, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Khmer, Korean, Tagalog, Mien, Lao, Mongolian, Karen, Karenni, and Burmese). We currently serve more than 27,000 patients with medical, dental and behavioral providers, patient navigators, on‐site interpreters, health coaches, perinatal counseling and labor coaches. We also advocate and empower our patients and our community through advocacy, education and community programs. As a nationally recognized community health center model, AHS stands at the forefront of quality and innovation.