Make a wish before teeing off

Lyndsay McCready
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Charity golf

For those who love to golf, it was the perfect afternoon, for those who don’t, it was still the perfect afternoon because when you are making wishes come true, there is nothing not perfect about it.

Saturday, 80 golfers, varying in skill came together at the Lynbrook Golf and Country Club for the first annual Southland Roofing. Inc 2013 Charity Golf Classic for The Children’s Wish Foundation.

“So far we are really happy with the turnout. We have some enthusiastic golfers, great weather and so it should be a great day.” said Shawn Humenick, co-organizer of the event.

He said with their goal of $10,000 in sight, things were looking good.

Humenick said through the registration fees, the option to purchase extra balls for some of the contests and some amazing sponsorships, he felt confident they would reach their goal by the end of the day.

“We have 15 individual holes that are being sponsored by some very generous businesses and people.”

As for the charity of choice, Humenick said having known someone who has worked with the charity, as well as just knowing what the Children’s Wish Foundation does, it was an easy selection.

“When the Children’s Wish Foundation was brought up, we really couldn’t think of a better charity for this money to go towards.”

He said everyone loves helping children and so they should.

Ensuring the tournament remained fun, Humenick said it was a Texas scramble start, there were long drive and putting competitions, three hole-in-one holes, and seven shoot-the-greens.

As well, he said their were all kinds of great prizes, including a three year lease on a new truck and $3,500 worth of services from Moose Jaw Ford.

“We really had some great sponsors come through for this.”

Although this is just the first year for the event, Humenick said it definitely isn’t the last.

“We will do this again. Bigger and better next year.”

Don Glasser, one of the events participants said he was extremely impressed with what the organizers had done with the event.

He said it was “hands and shoulders” above some of the other charity events he has participated in.

As for the cause, he too was more than happy to be showing his support for the Make a Wish Foundation.

“It’s for the kids and they are our future and they deserve whatever we can give them.”

Although he had yet to tee-off, Glasser said he would absolutely be back again next year.

Organizations: Wish Foundation, Lynbrook Golf and Country Club

Geographic location: Texas

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