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Cancer Support Community, Meadow Muffin Golf Classic, Paso Robles

The Clark Company’s Pete Clark and Elena Clark present a check to Cancer Support Community’s Executive Director Shannon D’Acquisto (bottom row, right) and CSC board members. In addition to CSC, proceeds from Clark’s 25th Annual Meadow Muffin Golf Classic benefited Jack’s Helping Hand and the Toy Bank of Greater Paso Robles.

Meadow Muffin Golf Classic celebrates 28 years of service to the community

Thanks to funds raised at the 28th Annual Meadow Muffin Golf Classic, local cancer patients and their families will continue to benefit from programming and assistance provided by Cancer Support Community – California Central Coast. A check in the amount of $1,000, presented on behalf of tournament sponsors, was delivered to CSC by the Clark Company’s Pete and Elena Clark.

Cancer Support Community, Paso Robles, California Central Coast“Our entire community benefits from these type of donations,” said CSC Executive Director Shannon D’Acquisto. “Because we are entirely locally funded, donations are essential, from keeping our doors open to how we are able to continually expand our programs, reach further, and do more for patients and families affected by cancer.”

Donations such as the one from Meadow Muffin help CSC expand programs in new ways, according to D’Acquisto. In the past year alone, those utilizing the services of CSC have benefited from several new programs including: a patient retreat, music therapy class, family Valentine’s program, T’ai Chih class just for patients, and an advanced cancer group. The staff and volunteers of CSC are determined to continually offer new programs and events, all while also keeping a multitude of existing programs growing and flourishing.

Approximately 92 golfers participated in the 28th Annual Meadow Muffin Golf Classic held in November of 2017 at the Paso Robles Golf Club, a major sponsor of the event. Along with partner Tim Twisselman, the Clarks are thankful for the support of additional event sponsors Borjon Auto Center, Coast Pipe, Plasvacc USA, Margarita Adventures, Clavo Cellars, Loma Linda Vineyards, Vintage Cowboy Winery, Villa Creek Winery, J. Dusi Wines, and Ancient Peaks Winery.

“The Clark’s support is invaluable,” said D’Acquisto. “They help not only with generous donations like Meadow Muffin, but also with other CSC events. Beyond donations, they are two of my most valued volunteers and advocates. They go above and beyond to support our organization in so many ways – Elena was recently elected to be Vice Chair of our Board of Directors and Pete is often there to help with all the events Elena is involved in with us.”

Two additional non-profit organizations –Jack’s Helping Hand and the Toy Bank of Greater Paso Robles – also benefited from funds raised at the golf classic.

More about Cancer Support Community California Central Coast

Cancer Support Community – California Central Coast is a local non-profit located in Templeton supporting the needs of cancer patients and their families free of charge for non-medical and emotional support. The CSC national non-profit organization has more than 30 years of collective experience and provides evidence-based support for people impacted by cancer. Through a Patient Active Model, the staff and volunteers empower patients and their families to participate both in their treatment team and decisions, while increasing their quality of life. For more information, call (805) 238-4411 or visit www.cscslo.org.

More about Meadow Muffin Golf Classic

Each year, golfers participate in the tournament, with past tournaments benefiting local nonprofits. Participants may enter as a full team or as an individual, twosome or threesome, and the Clark Company will put a team together. For information on the next Meadow Muffin Golf Classic, call (805) 238-7110 or email meadowmuffin@clarkcompany.com.

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News staff of the Paso Robles Daily News wrote and edited this story from local contributors and press releases. Scott Brennan is the publisher of this newspaper and founder of Access Publishing. Connect with him on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, or follow his blog. He can be reached at scott@pasoroblesdailynews.com.