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Casa Colina Centers For Rehabilitation to Host 30Th Annual Padua Village Golf Classic


Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation will host its annual Padua Village Golf Classic on Monday, April 30, 2012 at Red Hill Country Club in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Proceeds from the event will benefit Casa Colina's Padua Village residential homes for adults with developmental disabilities. The day will begin with check-in and brunch at 8:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun tee-off at 10:30 a.m. The event will conclude with dinner, auctions, awards and a very special guest speaker, Louis Zamperini, whose life is the subject of the biography Unbroken by bestselling author, Laura Hillenbrand.

A world-class track and field athlete and decorated WWII veteran, Mr. Zamperini will share stories of his distance-running career which took him to the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, as well as his courage and survival in the Pacific after his B-24 plummeted into the ocean.

This year's Padua Village Golf Classic will also honor the memory of John Rountree, a dedicated member of Casa Colina's Board of Directors and a driving force behind the success of Casa Colina's Padua Village Golf Classic.

"We are thrilled to be able to provide our guests with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet a living hero," commented Felice L. Loverso, Ph.D., President and CEO of Casa Colina. "Louis Zamperini is such an inspirational figure and I know that those who hear his story in person will be forever affected by it." Dr. Loverso also stated, "We are forever grateful to John Rountree for his service to Casa Colina and the community. We miss him greatly and will always remember his passion for what is possible through comprehensive rehabilitation."

Sponsorship packages are available and begin at $3,500. Price per individual golfer is $500; dinner and evening program only is $150 per person. For more information and online registration, please visit or follow Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation on Facebook.

About Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation

Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation was founded in 1936 in Chino, CA under the leadership of Frances Eleanor "Mother" Smith and other community leaders and physicians to provide rehabilitative care to children with polio. In the early 1950s when polio was at epidemic proportions, a plan was developed to build a new hospital in nearby Pomona, CA. In 1959, the new hospital was completed and Casa Colina expanded its medical and physical rehabilitation services to concentrate on treating people of all ages and disabilities resulting from neurological and/or orthopedic conditions. In recent years, Casa Colina has renovated its entire 20-acre Pomona campus to include a state-of-the-art acute rehabilitation hospital, outpatient center, post-acute residential rehabilitation center, children's services, community-based adult services, specialized physician's clinics, diagnostic imaging, ambulatory surgery center, and other highly specialized services. For more information, please visit