Golfers Drive for Shriners

Two top-notch golfers will walk the links of Granite Bay Golf Club together for the final round of the 2019 Capital Cup charity golf tournament on Sunday, Sept. 29. Joe DeBiasio, a local business executive golfing to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children, chose Michael Valencia as his caddie. Michael, a below-the-knee amputee, was an infant when he had his first appointment at Shriners Hospital.

Over the years, he participated in sports days, camps, and other events organized by Shriners to help kids with physical challenges achieve their personal best. Michael was a stand-out on his high school golf team, and he now plays on the Folsom Lake College Golf team. DeBiasio has three nieces successfully treated by Shriners Hospitals. One niece was a patient at the Boston hospital. Two of his nieces were treated at the Northern California hospital.

“I am happy to report that all my nieces are happy and healthy girls living their best lives. With the amazing care provided to all children who need it, supporting Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California was really a no-brainer,” DeBiasio said.

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Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world- class research and outstanding medical education. Located at 2425 Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California is a regional pediatric medical center providing care to children with orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, cleft lip, scars from any cause, gastro-intestinal diseases, ano-rectal disorders, chest wall malformations and other complex surgical needs. Admission is based on age and diagnosis. Care is provided regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of donors. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. For further information call (916) 453-2000.

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