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Make-A-Wish Golf Outing

The 2020 Make-A-Wish® Golf Outing
September 14, 2020
Rhode Island Country Club, Barrington, RI

Enjoy golfing at one of Rhode Island’s premier classic golf courses along beautiful Narragansett Bay while celebrating the power of the Make-A-Wish mission with some of the region’s top business and philanthropic leaders. The tournament features fun and friendly competition on the course, followed by a cocktail reception, refreshments, and a celebration of Rhode Island wishes.

For additional details and questions, please contact Michael Vieria at 401.781.9474 or mviera@massri.wish.org.

  • Wish child Nicholas and his mom, Jenn, who spoke during the evening program.

  • Eagle Sponsor Bill Loehning (second from right) with his teammates.

  • Eagle Sponsor Doris Loehning (second from left) with her foursome.

  • A foursome from Dinner Sponsor Delta Dental of Rhode Island.

  • The foursome from Golf Cart Sponsor University Orthopedics.

  • The Anytime Realty foursome, including tournament committee chair Don Parson (second from left).

  • Jay Mattie (far left), chair of our Board of Directors, with his foursome.

  • A foursome representing Bristol Macaroni Company, including Joe Perroni (far right), a member of our Rhode Island Advisory Council and our tournament committee.

  • Eagle Sponsor Bill Loehning, who is also chair of our Rhode Island Advisory Committee, a member of our Board of Directors, and a member of the tournament committee.

  • Volunteers and staff ready to greet golfers at registration.

  • Volunteers Ruthie Lombardi and Tony Sampaio were among those who helped the day run smoothly.

A Look Back at 2019

Ushering in spring under beautiful skies and the promise of wishes coming true, the 2019 Make-A-Wish® Golf Outing at Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington was a day to remember! On Monday, May 20, participants took to the links at one of Rhode Island’s premier courses along picturesque Narragansett Bay. The tournament brought together top business and philanthropic leaders from the region to support the Make-A-Wish mission.

Following their time on the course, golfers enjoyed a cocktail reception and a dinner program emceed by Michelle Muscatello from WPRI-TV, who is a member of our Rhode Island Advisory Council. Wish mom Jenn Calcagni-O’Neill, our featured speaker, spoke about the impact of the Make-A-Wish mission on her family. The mom of two wish children, Nicholas and Makenzie, Jenn shared, “Make-A-Wish has made some really dark times in my family’s life so much brighter. It has allowed my children to experience a huge, life-changing memory for them to reflect upon and treasure always. It has enabled me to be fully present in these moments, not stressed. Make-A-Wish has impacted our emotional well-being in such a positive way.” The evening concluded with an inspiring show of generosity as tournament participants contributed enough through Fund-A-Wish to grant the wishes of three Rhode Island children!

We extend a heartfelt thank you to all of our generous supporters and in particular, to Eagle Sponsor Bill and Doris Loehning. We are also grateful to our tournament committee members, program participants, event volunteers, and in-kind donors, all of whom contributed to the event’s success. The Make-A-Wish Golf Outing raised $93,000, which will fulfill the wishes of nine Rhode Island children in the coming months! 


2020 Golf Outing Committee

Allan Bucher, H+W Test Products
Michael Busam, Gilbane Building Company*
Russ Corner, Starkweather & Shepley
Robert Jameison, Fidelity Investments
Scott Lisi, Gilbane Building Company*
William Loehning, Barrington, RI**
Al Marsocci, Ferreira Construction*
Tim Nolan, MFS
Jason Pannone, Bentley Builders
Joseph Perroni, Delta Dental of Rhode Island***
Paul Tierney, Bentley Builders*
Derek Wallen, Fidelity Investments

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

SAVE THE DATES
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The 2020 Make-A-Wish Gala
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