By Nick Kaye
Special to The Weekly
BANGOR — At the age of 4, Noah of Bowdoin already had received open heart surgery. He lives a challenging life with heart disease, but the Maine chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation helped him achieve one of his dreams. At his request, they brought Noah to Florida, where he visited Disney World and met his favorite superheroes at a special Universal Studios Marvel Meet and Greet. Noah also had a chance to hang his star at Give Kids The World, a special resort for children fighting life-threatening medical conditions.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation has done a lot to enrich the lives of Maine children such as Noah, who live with life-threatening medical conditions, but it relies on the support of the community to make children’s wishes come true.
An upcoming golf outing, hosted by Seasons Restaurant in Bangor, will raise money for the Maine chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The outing will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Bangor Municipal Golf Course on Webster Avenue.
“We feel that it’s important to give back, especially to the children,” said Sonny LeClair, Seasons co-owner and event organizer.
The golf outing will use the four-man scramble format, in which teams of four player compete against one another. Each team member hits from the tee, and the team collectively chooses the best of the four shots for the next shot. All team members then play the second shot from that location, again choose the best shot, and so forth.
The cost is $100 per person, which includes a cart and a spot at the awards ceremony. The ceremony will be held at Seasons Restaurant, and include a lobster, steak or vegetarian meal.
There are ample sponsorship opportunities as well, from the $200 Longest Drive sponsorship to the $6,000 Platinum Adopt-A-Wish sponsorship, which will fund an entire Make-A-Wish experience for a specific Maine child.
“We hope to fulfill four [$6,000] wishes for local children, so we’re looking for all the support we can get,” said LeClair.
The event already has received substantial contributions from local sponsors including Quality Jewelers and the Bangor Elks Lodge.
LeClair said that he hopes to see the event become an annual tradition, raising money to fulfill the wishes of local children who face major medical challenges.
For information on registration or sponsorship, call Sonny LeClair at 478-7965 or Dave Crichton at 745-5101.