Golfing to Grant Wishes

Children's Wish Annual Golf Tournament to raise funds to grant more than 23 Wishes for children with a life-threatening illness

MARKHAM, ON, June 4, 2015 /CNW/ - The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, Ontario Chapter, is proud to host the 9th Annual Air Transat Golf for Wishes on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at the prestigious Angus Glen Golf Club, Markham, ON.  The golf event will reunite former Toronto Maple Leafs captain Wendel Clark and Garrett Gamble, wish recipient of a one day contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.  Foursomes will tee up in this fundraising event to grant more heartfelt wishes to Wish Children facing a life threatening illness.  Join host Carolyn MacKenzie, Global News, as she welcomes Wendel, Garrett, golf enthusiasts and many Wish Children for a day on the fairways and making wishes come true.

WHEN:                  

Thursday, June 11, 2015

TIME:                    

Special Reunion with Wendel Clark and Garrett Gamble 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


Cocktail Reception – 6:00 pm


Evening Program – 7:00 pm – Emceed by Carolyn MacKenzie

WHERE:                

Angus Glen Golf Club, Markham

WHO:                    

The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada


Des Ryan, Air Transat


Wendel Clark (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm)


Wish Child Garrett 'G-Man' Gamble

About The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada is the largest all Canadian wish granting charity dedicated to granting wishes to Canadian children between the ages of 3 and 17 who are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.  For more than 30 years, Children's Wish has worked tirelessly to grant heartfelt wishes to more than 22,000 children and their families.

The Ontario Chapter of Children's Wish is proud to have already granted 4898 wishes to date, with 578 wishes waiting to be enjoyed. This year, the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada expects to grant over 1,000 new wishes across the country with the help of volunteers and generous donors; that is approximately three wishes each and every day, all year long.  Each wish is the child's most heartfelt wish, and carefully structured to meet the particular needs of the child and their family. Children's Wish is a national charity with chapters in every province and territory. Visit www.childrenswish.ca for more information and to donate.

SOURCE The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

Image with caption: "Children's Wish Mascot and Wish Child Protector, 'Roary' (CNW Group/The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150604_C7704_PHOTO_EN_17585.jpg

Image with caption: "Children's Wish Air Transat Golf for Wishes (CNW Group/The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150604_C7704_PHOTO_EN_17586.jpg

For further information: Sandra Gregory, Communications Specialist, Ontario Chapter, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, 905.767.6356

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