Binghamton, N.Y. – Make-A-Wish® Central New York invites the public to take part in the 14th annual Nelcorp Make-A-Wish® Open in honor of Sean Shumaker, an amazing wish kid who will forever be missed, and the Shumaker and Dahm families. This year’s event will take place on Monday, June 11, 2012 at Traditions at the Glen in Johnson City, N.Y. For over a decade, golfers have come together at this competitive golf tournament to help make wishes come true for children throughout Central New York.
Tournament registration will begin at 11 a.m., followed by a 12 p.m. shotgun start. The day’s schedule includes lunch, course contests, raffles and prizes. The event will conclude with a cocktail reception and awards dinner, featuring a tribute to a very special wish child and family. Anyone looking to register in advance for the Make-A-Wish Open should call Make-A-Wish Central New York at (315) 475-9474.
“No matter how much fun we have on the course throughout the day, the highlight of the tournament is always hearing one of our terrific wish kids speak about their personal Make-A-Wish experience,” said Diane Kuppermann, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Central New York. “What a wonderful reminder of why we all share the power of a wish!”
Incorporated in 1985, Make-A-Wish Central New York is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to granting special wishes to children between the ages of 2-1/2 and 18 living with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish Central New York has granted over 1300 wishes since its inception. In granting a favorite wish, the Foundation strives to provide the wish child and family with extra-special memories of joy and laughter. A wish offers a welcome respite - a time for nothing but fun! /p>
Make-A-Wish continues to “bring the magic of a wish” to special Central New York kids because of the generous support of individuals and corporations throughout the fifteen county region it serves. The counties being served are: Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, St. Lawrence, Tioga and Tompkins.
For more information on Make-A-Wish and to learn how you can become involved, call (315) 475-WISH (9474) or (800) 846-WISH (9476) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit us on Facebook and Twitter.