This past summer, the annual Heartbeat of Hollywood Golf Classic raised more than $500,000 to support the Motion Picture Television Country House and Hospital. Each year, the tournament brings together hundreds of golfers to raise money for a very important cause.

Recently, the committee made the rewarding decision of what items to buy with the funds that were raised. Long-time committee member, Stephen Koppekin, was lucky enough to help out in this very special process.

This year, the proceeds went towards a myriad of items that will better the lives of residents at the Wasserman Campus, including a new MV1 transportation van to transport residents to appointments such as the dentist and doctor. The funds were also used to buy new china, non-skid trays, a griddle, stove, end tables, several mattresses, and eight new vital signs monitoring systems. Additionally, new equipment was purchased for the in-house broadcast system. And a new video surveillance system was added to the campus in Woodland Hills, Ca.

“It is extremely rewarding to see the huge smile on the residents’ faces when the items the committee purchases with its share of the tournament funds are delivered. The gratitude from the residents is unbeatable and makes one want to keep being involved,” stated committee member and long-time supporter, Stephen Koppekin.