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Make-A-Wish Golf Tournament

A Look Back at the 2018 Tournament

The 26th Annual Make-A-Wish Golf Tournament

A sold-out field of golfers took to the course at Salem Country Club on July 9, 2018, for the 26th Annual Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island Golf Tournament. With record participation, the tournament was enhanced by beautiful summer weather and tremendous generosity. 

Wish recipient Sarah, 14, helped to open the tournament by sharing the story of her wish to go to Hawaii. During the evening program, wish recipient Andrew Marshall spoke about his wish to meet and play with his favorite musician, and also treated the audience to a musical performance. CEO Charlotte Beattie reflected on the importance of community support, particularly during the busy summer season of wish granting, and John Terrio from Auction Knights facilitated a live auction and Fund-A-Wish. 

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters — including Presenting Sponsor John Hayes of Great Hill Partners and all of our tournament sponsors — along with our Golf Tournament Committee members and event volunteers, $300,000 was raised, which will grant the wishes of 25 seriously ill children!

Website photos courtesy of Michelle Lundquist and Cheryl Keane.

Tournament Sponsors

Thank you to our 2018 Make-A-Wish Golf Tournament sponsors!


Great Hill Partners


Richard F. Connolly, Jr.
Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management


Boston Bruins Foundation


Birdie sponsor logos
Brown Brothers Harriman/Bill Whelan
Brown Brothers Harriman/John Walsh
Holly and David Bruce
Sean Fitzpatrick
The Gailius Family
The McGraime Family
Dr. Mark Mizner, Dr. Steven Tonelli,
Michael Tonelli, and Patrick Tonelli
The Paglia Family

Reception Sponsor

Hesler & Associates

2018 Golf Tournament Committee

Thank you to our planning committee!

Gregory J. Gailius, Waban, Massachusetts

Committee Members
Scott Brown, Boston Bruins / TD Garden
Michael Dye, Marsh & McLennan Agency
Adam Hays, Flagship Motorcars of Lynnfield
John G. Hayes, Great Hill Partners
Neal Hesler, Hesler Associates LLC
Robert L. Paglia*, Wayland, Massachusetts
Joseph Surette, Aon Risk Solutions

*Member, Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island Board of Directors

Upcoming Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island Events

Wine and Wishes 2018

October 12, 2018 | Boston, MA

Evening of Wishes Dinner
November 17, 2018 | Providence, RI

Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island
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Boston, MA 02114
(617) 367-9474
Back Line (617) 367-0739
Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island, West Springfield Office
181 Park Avenue
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West Springfield, MA 01089
(413) 733-9474

Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Providence Office
20 Hemingway Drive
East Providence, RI 02915
(401) 781-9474