Golfers to Gather for Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley
The nonprofit's regional arm marks its 30th anniversary with special outing
Sleepy Hollow’s iconic 16th hole will be the highlight of the Golf For Wishes event, which will benefit children across the Valley.
Photo by Dave Donelson
Sleepy Hollow Country Club will help Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley, which has granted the wishes of more than 2,400 children, celebrate its 30th anniversary on Aug. 30. A golf outing on the historic course in Scarborough will be the third in a series of four events designed to mark the anniversary while raising money to help grant the pending wishes of more than 150 kids throughout the Hudson Valley with life-threatening medical conditions.
Thomas J. Conklin, Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley President and CEO, said: “We are excited by the very strong interest that Golf for Wishes has generated, building on the success and momentum that our first two 30th anniversary signature events: the Frank and Friends concert at Tarrytown Music Hall that was headlined by legendary Broadway composer and songwriter Frank Wildhorn and our sold-out Annual Wish Ball at Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill.” He added: “I am confident that this spirit of collectively scoring a hole-in-one on behalf of our nonprofit at Golf for Wishes will make it possible for us to grant the one true heartfelt wish of every eligible child in the Hudson Valley.” The fourth 30th anniversary signature event will be the 11th Annual Walk/Run for Wishes, held on Sunday, Oct. 30, at FDR State Park in Yorktown Heights.
Golf for Wishes gets underway at 11 am with registration and brunch, followed by a shotgun start at 12:30 pm. After the round, players will join non-playing supporters for cocktails and dinner as well as for an awards ceremony. The minimum fee/donation for a single golfer is $425, which includes single golf reservation, all meals and beverages throughout the day, specialty gifts, and eligibility for golf awards. The fee for a foursome is $1,600. For those who attend only the evening portion, the cost is $150 per individual and includes the reservation, cocktails and dinner.