Richard John Evans Memorial Golf Tournament
The event was held on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 this year with a variety of activities and events to help raise money for the charity. John Evans and Brenda Evans are the founders and hosts of the golf tournament, an event he set up and named in honour of their own son who he lost to cancer. The program provides funds to local children to grant their wishes. No one is turned down, and the requests range from trips to Disneyland to swimming with the dolphins. One young boy even wished to go to France and play the bagpipes, a wish that was granted thanks to the funds from the Children’s Wish Foundation.
The Richard John Evans Memorial Golf Tournament is just one way the Children’s Wish Foundation raises money to grant the wishes for ill children. Every wish is unique, and the foundation has never denied a wish since the program began in 1984. Professional coordinators work on the wishes to ensure every detail is taken care of from airfare to accommodations. Granting these wishes can bring a little joy into the lives of children who face serious and dire circumstances every day. Mercedes-Benz Edmonton West is proud to be a sponsor and to take part in such a worthy cause, which helps children all over the world and within our own community.