The ninth annual John Wilson Golf Classic 2012 - Swing for Smiles -- will take place on Monday, June 18 to benefit The Hagedorn Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Center at North Shore University Hospital. The golf outing will take place at the Wheatley Hills Golf Club in East Williston, NY.
The tournament was founded by John Wilson, inspired by the 2002 birth of his granddaughter Torie, born with a cleft palate. Held to honor the memory of John Wilson, all sponsorships and donations go directly to the Hagedorn Cleft Palate Center, which provides diagnostic, medical and surgical care to infants and children born with facial differences. A smile is a natural expression of recognition, warmth and love. Unfortunately, for children born with a cleft lip or cleft palate this universal gesture does not come naturally.
Registration for the event takes place at 10:30 a.m. with a buffet brunch at 11 a.m. Torie Wilson, now ten years old and the inspiration for the event, will sing The National Anthem to be followed by the Shot Gun Start at 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be served on the golf course immediately following the conclusion of play, with cocktails, dinner, silent auction, raffle and awards to follow.
Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. If you have any questions, please contact: Linda C. Dunckley, RN, 516-466-2990 or Dunckley@nshs.edu