Idaho Farm Bureau Insurance held its 14th annual Make-A-Wish® Summer Charitable Golf Tournament on Saturday, July 22, at Pocatello’s Highland Golf Course.
During the event, Farm Bureau team members not only raised funds to help grant the wish of Maysa, an Idaho 11-year-old diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, but also presented Maysa with special gifts before the tournament began.
Farm Bureau team members had already raised $14,419 to help Maysa’s wish become a reality through companywide fundraising events including a Jousting Competition, a raffle for vacation days donated by members of the company’s executive team, and competitions that pitted department against department to see who could raise the most money. During the tournament, Farm Bureau employees and agents raised another $4,000, bringing the grand total raised for Maysa’s wish to over $18,000.
“Through our 14-year history with Make-A-Wish Idaho,” said Idaho Farm Bureau Insurance’s Executive Vice President and CEO, Todd Argall, “we’ve learned the difference granting a wish can have not only on a child, but also on us. Maysa’s story has inspired our entire organization to get involved and raise donations. We’re proud of our generous employees and agents who want to give back. It’s hard for them to pass up the opportunity to bring a smile to a child’s face.”
Since Idaho Farm Bureau Insurance began holding its annual Make-A-Wish® Summer Charitable Golf Tournament in 2009, the event has raised over $60,000 to help make dreams a reality for Idaho kids.
Maysa’s wish is to go to Hawaii. While there she wants to spend time with her family, swim with dolphins, go on a sunset cruise, and snorkel to see fish and turtles.