If you could be anything, go anywhere, or meet anyone, what would you wish for?
The Peachtree City Rotary Club had the unique opportunity to help raise funds to sponsor a wish through Make-A-Wish Georgia this year. On Thursday, October 31, they were able to grant Kyle’s wish to travel to Australia with his mom, dad and 3 sisters.
“Our family is humbled and grateful to the Rotary Club of Peachtree City for choosing to sponsor Kyle’s Make A Wish,” Kyle’s mom, Lina, said. “If someone would have told me 11 years ago that I would live in a town where people drove golf carts around and showed kindness by waving at each other, I would have questioned that thought with a smile. The fact that the people of Peachtree City have used a golf cart to raise the funds to show extreme kindness to my son by funding his Wish also makes me smile. Australia bound thanks to these wonderful people who care passionately about making a difference in their community! They have impacted Kyle’s life greatly!”
Amy Benton, director of New Generations Director, led the project. Partners and Rotarians and who played a key role in fundraising included Steve Ivory (Eaton), Mandy Timmons (Cooper Lighting Solutions), JD Holmes (Club 54), Ric Thompson (Crossfit PTC), Ant Murphy (Georgia Shrimp and Big Shots), Mike Nelson (Mediaworks 67) and Frank and Patti Kadkhodaian (Golf Rider). Thanks to everyone in our local community that also participated by purchasing the chance to win a Golf Cart and help grant this wish!
About Make-A-Wish Foundation
The Make-A-Wish Foundation has been asking seriously ill children that question for 35 years. Make-A-Wish is a growing organization that spent more than 200 million donated dollars on wishes last year. Headquartered in Phoenix, there are more than 60 local chapters across the country, and almost 40 more around the world.
About Rotary International
Rotary International was founded in Chicago, Illinois, on February 23, 1905. Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million members across 35,000 clubs. We believe that we have a shared responsibility to unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves. ur focus areas are promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene, saving mothers and children, supporting education and growing local economies. We do this by providing service to others, promoting integrity, and advancing world understanding, goodwill and peace through our fellowship of business, professional and community leaders. The Rotary Club of Peachtree City was established in 1967 and is the oldest service club in Fayette County. We have approximately 120 members and we meet each Thursday at noon at the Peachtree City Conference Center.
Submitted by: Mandy Timmons, Public Image Director, PTC Rotary Club