By Jessica Bernstein-Wax
Originally posted on Marin Independent Journal
A golf tournament and dinner benefiting a fund for a former San Rafael woman killed riding her bicycle in Cleveland last year raised about $2,500, organizers say.
The scramble tournament and dinner benefiting the Sylvia Bingham Fund occurred last Saturday at the Peacock Gap Country Club & Spa and attracted 32 golfers and about eight more people for dinner, organizer and golf pro Paul Rojas said.
“Everybody had a great time,” said Rojas, who knew Bingham and her father through a local hockey group. “I put my own money into it, so I went out and bought drinks for everybody. It was a beautiful day outside.”
The money raised at last week’s tournament will go to the Sylvia Bingham Fund, with the Massachusetts-based Peace Development Fund handling donations and deciding which charities to fund in consultation with the Bingham family.
The family plans to suggest donations to the Marin County Bicycle Coalition, Terra Linda High School and organizations that promote healthy eating habits, particularly among children, Steve Bingham said.
“Sylvia was very, very much into good, healthy food,” her father said. “To her, the good life was having time to spend with friends around the dinner table.”
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