The Make-A-Wish® Phenomenon
The Make-A-Wish® Foundation of Southern Nevada grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Born in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the Foundation is now the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 67 chapters in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish® Foundation of Southern Nevada grants a wish every 41 minutes and has granted more than 153,000 wishes in the U.S. since inception. For more information about the Make-A-Wish® Foundation of Southern Nevada, visit www.snv.wish.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.
Matt Snodgrass Tribute
Make-A-Wish contacted me 2 weeks before the 2009 Lakeshore and asked if a Make-A-Wish recipient could compete in the tournament. Emphatically I said yes and the next day Matt Snodgrass called me and came over for a practice round. We played 36 holes and he asked if he could continue to play without me. The next day he came over at 2pm and played the course with 3 balls by himself until 10pm under the lights. He loved golf and he loved the Lakeshore.
Being one of the leaders after the 1st round in 2009, I truly believed he might win the blue jacket. He played in both 2009 and 2010 Lakeshores.
Matt’s Make-A-Wish was an 8 day trip to Edinburgh and St. Andrews, Scotland, where at the age of 13, he played the Old Course on July 4th, 2001.
Matt lost his battle with brain cancer on July 19th, 2011. Please visit: MattSnodgrass.org for some wisdom and teachings on Life.