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Annual Make-A-Wish Golf Tournament Held at Stonewall Resort

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A local resort is teeing off for area kids.

Stonewall Resort held its 10th annual Make-A-Wish Golf Tournament Monday afternoon.

The tournament is held each year and raises enough money to pay for a wish from a local child.

Any extra money raised also goes to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The foundation grants wishes to children diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the U.S. and its territories. According to its website, it grants a wish, on average, every 38 minutes.

Organizers said it's an event that many people are happy to support.

"It's a really good charity, its sad when you see something going on with a kid, and this really is just something we've been able to hold on to and really promote and get a lot of support in the community with," said Leslea Gillum, of Stonewall Resort.

Gillum said almost all of the event's proceeds go straight to support the foundation.

The Make-A-Wish Northern West Virginia chapter was formed in 1989 and serves the northern 32 counties in W.Va. According to its website, the W.Va. chapter has granted over 950 wishes since it was formed.

For more information on the Make-A-Wish North W.Va. chapter, call 888-808-9474 or email

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