The 22nd annual Weathervane Seafoods Charity Golf Tournament was held Sept. 10 at The Oaks Golf Course. Money raised from this year’s tourney benefited Make-A-Wish Maine and Make-A-Wish New Hampshire. Make-A-Wish helps grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

In 2012, the event raised $11,200 and, due to the generosity of the vendors and golfers, raised $14,700 this year. This year was the largest Weathervane Seafoods golf tourney with a full field of 32 foursomes, who participated in the golf but also purchased raffle tickets, mulligans, putting strings and chances at the 50/50 putting contest.

Rebecca Leaming of Make-A-Wish Maine spoke at the tournament and thanked Weathervane for current and past support and for being one of the largest contributors to the Make-A-Wish program in Maine.

In 2012, Weathervane was recognized by David Williams, president of Make-A-Wish America, for its commitment to the organization and noted that the total donations from Weathervane were approaching $100,000. That number has been passed.

Jeremy Gagner, chief operating officer of Weathervane Seafood restaurants, said, “We have raised funds for the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Maine for the past eight years and will continue to support them with the 2014 Charity Tournament in September. It is a pleasure to grant wishes and give hope to the children and families of our local communities at their greatest time of need. We could not do this without the support of our vendors, employees and friends who all help make the tournaments successful year after year. We thank all of them and The Make-A-Wish staff for helping to make these wishes come true.”