Binghamton, N.Y. – Make-A-Wish® Central New York invites the public to take part in the 16th annual Nelcorp Make-A-Wish Open in honor of local Wish Kid, Lizzy Thompson. This year’s event will take place on Monday, June 9, 2014 at Traditions at the Glen in Johnson City, N.Y. For over a decade, this tournament provides golfers with the chance to make a difference in the lives of countless deserving children, while enjoying food, drink and fun on the golf course.
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 end with a cocktail reception and awards dinner. Anyone looking to register in advance for the Make-A-Wish Open should call Make-A-Wish Central New York at (315) 475-9474.
“The golf tournament is a fun way to meet new people, enjoy a beautiful day on the green and make wishes come true,” said Diane Kuppermann, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Central New York.
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 nearly 1500 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!
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 counties it serves. The counties 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 (9474) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit us on Facebook and Twitter.