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Hospital Foundation Golf Tourney raises funds for CCC Paratransit Van

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Hospital Foundation Golf Tourney raises funds for CCC Paratransit Van

With the support of golfers, sponsors and auction bidders, the Lompoc Hospital District Foundation raised almost $78,000 with its 2024 Flower Valley Golf Classic tournament in May.

The nonprofit Foundation hosted the tournament at the Mission Club in Vandenberg Village.

Proceeds from this year’s Flower Valley Golf Classic will be donated to Lompoc Valley Medical Center towards the purchase of a wheelchair-accessible paratransit van for the Comprehensive Care Center, the hospital district’s skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility. The van is used to transport CCC residents to medical appointments, field trips and other locations. The current CCC van is more than 15 years old and is in need of replacement.

“This was the 32nd year for the Flower Valley Golf Classic,” said Foundation President Alice Milligan. “Again, thanks to our outstanding Planning Committee, it was a tremendous success. We are indebted to the sponsors who step forward each year to contribute to this important event. A special thank you to the Mission Club, who are wonderful hosts and make all of our golfers feel welcome and ensure they enjoy the day. Thank you to all who made this event possible.”

Major sponsors for this year’s tournament included: Hole in One sponsor Jim Vreeland Ford; Golf Cart sponsor Jordano’s; Happy Hour sponsor Mission Linen and Lunch Sponsor Lompoc Valley Community Healthcare Organization. Other sponsors included Banquet Sponsor Baroda Farms and Accounting Benefactor Walker, Wilson and Hughen CPAs. Major Benefactors this year were LVMC Chief Executive Officer Steve Popkin, MissionSquare Retirement and the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians.

At the end of the tourney, the First Gross Team consisted of Howard Hall, Michael Souther, Rick Chavez and Andrew Jones. The 1st Low Net Team winners were Steve Popkin, Michael Coombs, Keith Imano and Cedric Kwon.

The 2nd Net winners were Richard Wickman, Darrel Grossini, Carl Sager and Bob Froehlich. Third net winners were Manny Morales, Jesus DeAlba, Ryan Carri and Mitch Greer.

Closest to the Pin winners were Rick Chavez, Daniel Vordale, Alex Linn and Halee Sager. Longest Drive winner was Taylor Buhl and Straightest Drive was Leigh Johnson. John Daley was the Putting Contest top winner.

The nonprofit Lompoc Hospital Foundation raises funds to help LVMC purchase medical equipment and make capital improvements. The Foundation accepts donation pledges year-round at For information on upcoming Foundation lectures and events, please visit For images of this year’s Flower Valley Golf Classic, please see

the Lompoc Hospital District Foundation Facebook page. Next year’s Flower Valley Golf Classic will be held on May 9, 2025 at the Mission Club.

For more information, call Foundation President Alice Milligan at (805) 736-4005 or Foundation Coordinator Susan Xiong at (805) 737-5762.