Playing and Partying for Pooches

Written by Estero Bay News

February 23, 2023

Players who participated in the ‘Playing for Pooches’ golf tournament in memory of Nancy Brown. Photo submitted

A posthumous birthday celebration was held to honor the life of Nancy Brown of Morro Bay while raising $3,722.00 for a cause she believed in. 

Nancy was a long time local resident who loved golf, her dogs, her family, her friends and her Zilch dice game. Woods Humane Society was the charity closest to her heart, so an event that combined all these passions and raised money for the society was held. 

“It’s a perfect day and mom is smiling down on us all,” said Lisa Brown, Nancy’s daughter, as she welcomed golfers and party goers on February 6 at Sea Pines Golf Resort in Los Osos for what would have been Nancy Brown’s 81st birthday.  Nancy passed away November 11, 2022 after a final battle with her heart, and it was her family’s wishes that she be remembered at a fun-filled event with a cause.

Golfers from Sea Pines, Avila Beach and Morro Bay Women’s Clubs competed in “Playing for Pooches,” a 9-hole scramble golf tournament. When the last putt was sunk, golfers joined guests on the patio at Sea Pines for a birthday party with Zilch, silly prizes and a time to reminisce.  Contributions to the charity flooded in throughout the month leading up to the party, and the generosity didn’t stop there.  

Lisa Brown presents a donation to Emily L’Heureux, Woods Humane Society’s director of development, along with and Woods’ ‘graduate,’ Ranger. Photo submitted

The pinnacle of the event came with the arrival of Emily L’Heureux, Woods Humane Society director of development, along with Ranger, a German shepherd and Woods’ “graduate.” Together they mingled with guests while Emily explained the programs and services provided at the shelter and outlined how donations help support these services.

As Ranger wagged good-bye, Lisa and her brother, Rick, led guests in a lively rendition of “Happy Birthday to You.” A toast was made and the dice kept rolling. 

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