Nighttime golf fundraiser opens its registration

Golfers putting in the dark during a previous A Special Wish Foundation — Dayton Chapter’s Glow Fore Wishes fundraiser. CONTRIBUTED
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Golfers putting in the dark during a previous A Special Wish Foundation — Dayton Chapter’s Glow Fore Wishes fundraiser. CONTRIBUTED

After a five-year hiatus, A Special Wish Foundation — Dayton Chapter’s nighttime golf tournament, Glow Fore Wishes, returns on Friday, Aug. 25. The front nine of both the Hills and Dales courses at Community Golf Club will challenge even the most skilled golfer as they play their way on a course only lit by neon lights, glow sticks and, hopefully, the light of a full moon.

The best part about Glow Fore Wishes, after helping to grant special wishes to local children, is that you do not have to be a great golfer to participate. All you need is to gather your friends and have a fun night on the course. Glow Fore Wishes is a shotgun start, best-ball scramble with teams consisting of four players. Each golfer is given a LED golf ball, with a designated color, that lights up upon impact and will stay lit for eight minutes. Just enough time to determine your foursome’s best ball and continue play. Following the completion of the nine holes, golfers are treated to a breakfast buffet and the announcement of the winners of the longest drive, closest to the pin contests and top two foursomes.

Registration is now open for Glow Fore Wishes and is limited to only 36 teams. The event is sure to sell out and once it’s sold, golfers will not have the opportunity to play again until 2022. The entry fee for the event is $400 per team and includes: nine-holes of glow-golf, light-up golf ball, two carts, breakfast buffet and one drink ticket. The course sponsors for Glow Fore Wishes are Susan Hoying and Hale Meyer Andzik Group at Morgan Stanley. Additional sponsorships are still available.

To register for Glow Fore Wishes and to find out how you can become a sponsor, call 937-641-4263. All proceeds from Glow Fore Wishes goes toward granting special wishes for local children battling for their life against a life threatening disorder.

Cruise the Gate

Also this summer is the fourth annual Cruise the Gate Car and Bike Show at Golden Gate Park in Brookville on Saturday, July 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cruise the Gate is a free family friendly event presented by the Bridenbaugh Family, whose son Michael received a Special Wish trip in 2011. The cruise-in is the family’s way of paying it forward and helping other special wishes come true.

All proceeds from this year’s event will go directly to grant the Special Wish of Brookville native 17 year-old Travis McColloch. He is battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and his wish is to go on a Disney Cruise.

Cruise the Gate features a large selection of cars and for the first time this year, motorcycles will be added to the mix. Alongside the cars and motorcycles, Cruise the Gate will also have a women’s area, craft vendors, food trucks, silent auction, 50/50 drawing, custom T-shirts, a huge playground and many more exciting activities for the entire family.

If you would like to enter your car or motorcycle into the Cruise the Gate Car and Bike Show or find out additional information, then go online to the Cruise the Gate Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CruisetheGate/.

A Special Wish Foundation-Dayton Chapter is the only wish granting organization located in the Dayton region. For more information on how you can be part of granting a local child’s wish, go online to www.aspecialwishdayton.org.