Video: Wishes Can Happen Golf Scramble Raises Money for Teen's Field of Dreams

Friday's golf outing at Sanctuary Golf Club brought in about $10,000 to help build a field of dreams at one teen's Navarre home

About 95 golfers took part in the at  Friday.

Their contributions went toward , a North Canton-based charity organization that grants wishes to terminally ill children. More specifically, the money will help make 's dream into a reality.

The Central Catholic student, who was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and has endured many painful open heart surgeries, is unable to play baseball, but wants to coach little league teams at the "field of dreams" that will be built at his Navarre home. 

Geoff Lewis, Wishes Can Happen president, said Carter Lumber and Rohr's Nursery have donated materials to create the field.

With the businesses' help — and nearly $10,000 from the golfing event — the field will be ready by midsummer. 

Golfers that day traveled from hole to hole as they took part in different challenges. The most challenging, perhaps, was getting them to wear dresses to tee off. Each person paid $5 for that hole.

North Canton Patch found and featured two of the men — both in dresses —  in its .

Find a list of upcoming Wishes Can Happen events here.

Christina Weyrick-Cooper June 06, 2011 at 10:59 AM
What a fantastic organization and cause! The North Canton Chamber's golf outing is coming up at the Sanctuary on June 10th. A portion of the proceeds will benefit First Tee of Canton. http://www.northcantonchamber.org/2009golfouting.htm


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