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Making Wishes Come True at 25th Annual Make-A-Wish Open


April 04, 2012


Syracuse, NY

Syracuse, N.Y. – April 4, 2012 - Make-A-Wish® Central New York invites the public to take part in the 25th annual Onondaga Beverage/A.L. George Make-A-Wish® Open in honor of Matt Murphy, an amazing wish kid who will forever be missed. matt murphyThis year’s event will take place on Monday, June 4, 2012 at the Bellevue Country Club in Syracuse, N.Y. For more than two decades, golfers have come together for this competitive golf tournament to help make wishes come true for children in Central New York.

Tournament registration will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by an 11:45 a.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.

“Every year, we are so thankful to all the golfers who come out to support this event,” said Diane Kuppermann, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Central New York. “We are looking forward to a great event this year and can’t wait to enjoy it with our very special wish kids and families.”

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!

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: Visit us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Dyana Smolen
PR / Communications Manager
5005 Campuswood Drive
East Syracuse, NY  13057

Phone : (315) 475-9474
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Make-A-Wish® Central New York
5005 Campuswood Drive
East Syracuse, NY 13057
(315) 475-9474
Toll Free (800) 846-9474