The Richard D. Mahoney Charity Golf Tournament was held Thursday, June 13, 2013 at Candia Woods Golf Links. At the conclusion of the tournament, League representatives presented a $160,000 (largest amount donated to date) check to Make-A-Wish® New Hampshire, surpassing the goal of $155,000 set in September 2012. This amount brings the seventeen year total to nearly than $1.8 million raised for wishes.
Throughout the day, the 120 golfers were greeted by the smiling faces of Wish Child Faith, her brother Jeffrey, and Wish Child Abby who graciously served lemonade and treats at the special Make-A-Wish® Lemonade Stand. Abby battles with Cystic Fibrosis and is the granddaughter of a Triangle Credit Union employee. All her life, Abby wanted a tree house she could sleep in and last year her wish came true. Faith’s wish was a trip to Disney with her family which she loved and had the time of her life. During the awards dinner, both children thanked everyone and shared their wishes.
Faith’s mom sent a special message following the tournament stating, “I would like to thank all of the participants of the Golf Tournament on June 13 who gave their time and money to the Make-A-Wish® children. I was overcome by how generous you all were and so thankful to have been a part of the event. Through all of life’s trials and tribulations we have incurred, I was honestly humbled by how wonderful you all were. Thank you again and thank you for supporting Make-A-Wish® New Hampshire.” … Best Regards, Catharine.
The foursome of Jeff Benson, Tim Mullen, Mike L’Ecuyer, and Steve Pedro from Bellwether Community Credit Union with a score of 61 was the first place team and took home the coveted golf trophy. Second place with a score of 62 was the team from WB Mason and the most honest team with a score of 84 included a team from CUNA Mutual Group, Bellwether Community Credit Union, and Fiserv EFT. The men’s longest drive - Jim Kelly from Lee & Mason; women’s longest drive - Heather Greenwood from Northeast Credit Union; men’s closes to the pin - Jim Lyn Walters from Service Credit Union; and women’s closest to the pin - Deborah Schreck from Service Credit Union.
The League’s Social Responsibility Committee extends a special thanks to all the tournament sponsors including: Benefactor - CUNA Mutual Group; Lunch - Tricorp Federal Credit Union and Synergent; Premier - Beliveau, Fradette, Doyle & Gallant, P.A.; Partners – Ben Franklin Printers; CU Direct Corporation; Experian; State National Companies; Hole in One – AutoFair; Sponsors – Fair Point Communications; New England Employee Benefits; PSCU; Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC; Supporters – CO-OP Shared Branching; Creative Office Pavilion; CRIF Lending Solutions; Fiserv EFT; Frisbie Memorial Hospital; G&A Insurance; Harvey Construction; Integrated Media Management; Northeast Planning Associates, Inc.; Raymond James/Morgan Keegan; and WB Mason. New Hampshire Credit Union League Chairman Jerry Dumoulin also extended his thanks on behalf of the Social Responsibility Committee to all credit unions, their members, and chapters for the tremendous support they have all given in the last seventeen years.
Julie Baron, CEO of Make-A-Wish® New Hampshire, praised the efforts of the League, the credit unions, members, vendors, and the Social Responsibility Committee for their contributions each year. “We thank you for being our partner. Your donation orchestrates the greatest return, a child’s joyful heart and for that we are most grateful. Thank you so much for your unending support,” said Baron. The League, and its member credit unions, remains the largest corporate partner of Make-A-Wish® New Hampshire with the largest donation to date.