The Pine Forest Country Club set the goal of raising enough money to grant one local child's wish.
Online PR News – 11-January-2011 – – HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 10, 2011 - The Pine Forest Country Club set the goal of raising enough money to grant one local child's wish. The average cost of a wish for the local chapter is $6,000. Pine Forest Country Club's success in raising $6,300 will fund 11-year-old Blake's wish to travel to Italy. Blake was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma, bone cancer. Donations cover the cost of the trip and related expenses for Blake and his family. Unused funds will help fund other children's wishes.
Pine Forest Country Club members enjoyed a fun-filled day of train rides, carnival rides, games, crafts, rock climbing, music and delicious food. Members also took shots at drenching their favorite board or staff member in the dunking booth. The night ended with several fun rounds of bingo.
"Caring people in the community make it possible for us to give kids like Blake the joy of a wish experience," said Teri Andrepont, president and CEO of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Texas Gulf Coast & Louisiana. "Thanks to Pine Forest Country Club, Blake and his family will enjoy some valuable time together free from the worries of dealing with his illness."
About the Make-A-Wish Foundation: The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded 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 66 chapters in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and nearly 25,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish every 40 minutes.
About Pine Forest Country Club: Pine Forest Country Club is a prestigious, private member-owned country club located on the highly rated west side of Houston. With 230 beautiful, wooded acres at its disposal, Pine Forest offers a multitude of amenities to its members: a 27-hole professionally maintained golf course, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a fitness center and a swimming pool. Pine Forest's elegant clubhouse has formal and informal dining areas and beautiful decor for weddings.
Media Contacts: Make-A-Wish Foundation of Texas Gulf Coast & Louisiana Kelli Sarmiento (713) 942-9474
Pine Forest Country Club Midge Copeland Membership Director (281) 463-0900
Contact: Midge Copeland
Phone: (281) 463-0900
Web Address: http://www.pfcc.com/