PCoC

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce has cancelled its annual golf tournament, which had been scheduled for Aug. 7 at the Callippe Preserve Golf Course.

The chamber said it decided to cancel the annual golf tournament, normally its biggest fundraising event of the year, because of ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic and the Alameda County Public Health Department mandates on social distancing and limited attendance at public events.

The chamber has also cancelled two tradeshow mixers because of the pandemic, including one set for Nov. 4 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. The second tradeshow mixer, originally scheduled for May 13 at The Club at Ruby Hill, had been postponed, but has now been cancelled.

The chamber said the tradeshow mixers generally attracted more than 200 people and around 40 vendors, with food, drinks, networking and prizes. Historically, the golf outing attracted about 115 golfers, plus dozens of sponsors and volunteers.

In addition to ongoing health concerns, the chamber said the cancelled events were traditionally funded through sponsorships and participation from the business community, which has been hard hit by the pandemic and mandated closures. In a news release, the chamber said it decided “to hold off at this time and focus on coming back strong.”

“The safety of our members, businesses and community is our top priority,” said Pleasanton Chamber President/CEO Steve Van Dorn. “The chamber is currently focused on the overall health of our members and the recovery of the Pleasanton business community.”

Individuals who registered and may have paid for any of the canceled events in advance will be contacted by chamber staff.