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Tee It High, Let It Fly For Make-A-Wish In June

May 1, 2015

For most of the country, June is when it really starts warm up and feel like summer is truly near. Depending on where you live, you could be close to a golf outing that can help your local Make-A-Wish chapter.

Golf To Benefit Make-A-Wish Central New York

June 1, the Bellevue Country Club (1901 Glenwood Ave.), hosts the 28th Annual Onondaga Beverage Corporation Make-A-Wish Open. This tournament, which sells out each year, gives golfers the opportunity to make a big impact in the lives of deserving children throughout Central New York. The event offers food, drinks and fun on the golf course. This year, golfers have the option of either Team Best Ball or Captain & Crew formats. Registration is at 10:30 a.m. and the golfing starts with an 11:45 a.m. shotgun start.

The Nelcorp Make-A-Wish Open is held at Traditions at the Glen in Johnson City (4010 Watson Boulevard) on June 8. The tournament provides golfers with the chance to make a difference in the lives of countless deserving children, while enjoying food, drinks and fun at the same time. Registration is at 11 a.m. and the shotgun start is at noon. The events sell out each year, so make your reservation by calling Make-A-Wish Central New York at 800-846-9474 or 315-475-9474.

Massachusetts and Rhodes Island Golf Events

The 23rd Annual Make-A-Wish Golf Tournament kicks off with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. on June 1 at the Salem Country Club in Peabody, Mass. In addition to the joy of granting wishes, golfers will also enjoy playing on a course that is consistently listed in Golf Digest's "Top 100 Golf Courses." Participants will play in a play-your-own ball (or best ball) format, where each player plays his or her own ball. For more information, contact Katherine A. Layton at 617-367-9474.

The putting greens and the registration desk for the 2015 Make-A-Wish Golf Classic event open at 10 a.m. on June 8 at the Springfield Country Club. Following that, golfers will enjoy a luncheon before the shotgun start at noon. Please contact Peg Wheble or call 413-733-9474 for sponsorship or player opportunities.

Help Make-A-Wish Georgia

Make-A-Wish Georgia's 19th Annual Tournament of Wishes is at the Ritz-Carlton Lodge at Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro on June 8. Registration starts at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start at 11. A reception for the golfers will start after the golfing concludes. The tournament day consists of a scramble format over 18 holes on two courses and an awards reception to follow. For more information, go to the event's website, or contact Kerry Milhaven at 770-916-9474 x.17.

Attend The 19th Annual Tournament Of Wishes

If you love to golf, register for the Make-A-Wish Metro and Western New York's 19th Annual Tournament of Wishes taking place on June 8. This event takes place at the Locust Hill Country Club in Pittsford (2000 W. Jefferson Rd.) at 11 a.m. For a single golfer, the registration fee is $200 and for a team of four the fee is $800. Your registration fee includes lunch, 18 holes of golf, a cart, dinner, and prizes. To register or find information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Joel Harper at joel@harperfamilyfoundation.org, or go to the event's website.

Support Make-A-Wish Wisconsin

The Make-A-Wish Golf Outing on June 15 at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva (7020 Grand Geneva Way) offers 18 holes of scramble golf on either the Brute or Highlands course. Your purchase includes lunch, 18 holes of golf, golf cart, snacks and refreshments on the course, then cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions, a raffle and an awards program featuring stories from wish children and their families after the golf. Registration opens at 10 a.m. with an 11:30 shotgun start. Register at the event's website to make sure you get your spot in the event.

Golf An Elite Memphis Course

The Shaun Micheel Make-A-Wish Golf Classic has raised more than $2.3 million since its inception to benefit Make-A-Wish Mid-South. This event, on June 29 at the elite TPC Southwind (3325 Club House Dr., Memphis), is hosted by 2003 PGA Championship winner Shaun Micheel. This event has incredible Southern hospitality and Memphis-flare from the Pairings Party at the world famous Rendezvous Restaurant on June 28 to the golf on the beautiful course at TPC Southwind. For more information, call 901-680-9474 or check out the event's sponsorship form.

Help Make-A-Wish No Matter Where You Live

Whether you are a golfer or not, or don't live close enough to take part in one of these events, you can help Make-A-Wish no matter where you live. You can help bring joy to children with critical illnesses and all you have to do is to make a car donation to Wheels For Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish. We support many local chapters of Make-A-Wish with the proceeds from car donations. When you donate a car, truck, boat, RV, motorcycle or other vehicle, you can support your local chapter of Make-A-Wish, helping them to grant more wishes for children in your community who could use more hope, strength and joy during a difficult time in their lives.

To donate a car, simply give us a call at 1-855-278-9474 or use our online car donation form. Your car donation will make a positive difference for a child in your community!Â

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