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Make-A-Wish Golf Tournament

  • Wish mom Raven Register and her son Stephen shared the story of his wish to be a Boston Celtics player during the evening program at the tournament. Pictured along with them are Stephen’s sisters, Fiona and Bridget, and his service dog, Root Bear. Photo by Michelle Lundquist.

  • Wish recipient Alex, whose wish to play at PGA National in Florida was granted this spring, helped kick off the event and played in the tournament along with his father, Shawn. Photo by Jennifer Russo.

  • Wish recipients Dante, who wished to meet New England Patriots player Julian Edelman, and Sheila, who wished to cook with celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, helped hand out golfer gifts at the event. Photo by Michelle Lundquist.

  • We were pleased to welcome Bob Halloran (far right), sports anchor and reporter at WCVB-TV Channel 5, as our emcee as we celebrated 25 years of golf and giving. Photo by Michelle Lundquist.

  • John Terrio (left) from Auction Knights was honored for his passionate commitment to our wish children and families. John has been auctioneer for the Make-A-Wish Golf Tournament since its early years, in addition to serving as a member of and as chair of the Golf Tournament Committee over the years. John is pictured with fellow longtime Make-A-Wish supporter Bob Sullivan. Photo by Michelle Lundquist.

  • Presenting Sponsor John Hayes of Great Hill Partners (second from left) with the Great Hills Partners foursome. John has been supporting the tournament for 20 years, including 10 years as Presenting Sponsor. Photo by Michelle Lundquist.

  • Honorary Board member, Golf Tournament Committee member, and 15+ year tournament sponsor Bill Whelan (fourth from left), with his two foursomes. Photo by Michelle Lundquist.

  • Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island board chair and Golf Tournament Committee member Bob Paglia (second from right) and his foursome. Photo by Michelle Lundquist.

  • First place tournament winners, who played in the Korn Ferry foursome sponsored by longtime tournament support Bob Sullivan (second from right), with Make-A-Wish Golf Tournament Committee Chair and Honorary Board member Greg Gailus (far left). Photo by Michelle Lundquist.

  • Steve Grogan (far right), former New England Patriots quarterback, joined us for the day. Photo by Michelle Lundquist.

  • Alex (right) and Shawn with Deb Tonelli, one of Alex's wish-granting volunteers who helped to grant his wish. Photo by Jennifer Russo.

  • Photo by Michelle Lundquist.

  • Photo by Jennifer Russo.

  • Photo by Jennifer Russo.

  • Photo by Jennifer Russo.

  • Photo by Jennifer Russo.

25 Years of Teeing Up for Wishes

A Look Back at the 2017 Make-A-Wish Golf Tournament

On June 10, 2017, over 100 golfers joined us for a beautiful day at Salem Country Club to support Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island in its 30th anniversary year and to celebrate the tournament’s silver anniversary. 

More than 500 wishes have been granted through funds raised over the course of the tournament’s history. The 2017 event highlighted the power of each and every one of those wishes, from remarks by wish recipient Alex about how much it meant to him to play at PGA National in Florida to wish mom Raven’s message that her son Stephen’s wish to be a Boston Celtics player was “the best day of his life!”

During the evening’s program, we were pleased to present longtime auctioneer John Terrio with special recognition for his key role in the success of the tournament over the years.

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters — including Presenting Sponsor John Hayes of Great Hill Partners and all of our tournament sponsors, as well as our anonymous donor who matched all Fund-A-Wish contributions; and our event committee, participants, in-kind donors, and volunteers — $270,000 was raised, which will grant the wishes of 34 seriously ill children!

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The 26th Annual Make-A-Wish Golf Tournament - June 25, 2018

Website photos courtesy of Michelle Lundquist and Jennifer Russo

® Massachusetts and Rhode Island Events

Wine and Wishes
October 27, 2017 | Boston, MA

Evening of Wishes Dinner
November 4, 2017 | Providence, RI

Swish Night 2018
March 31, 2018 | Longmeadow, MA

Make-A-Wish Gala
April 7, 2018 | Boston, MA

Make-A-Wish Golf Classic
June 25, 2018 | Springfield, MA

Make-A-Wish Golf Tournament
June 25, 2018 | Peabody, MA

Make-A-Wish Golf Tournament, Rhode Island
2018 Date to be Announced

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