Blair Group’s Golf Tournament Continues to Generate
Record Donations for Make-A-Wish

Since 2006, the Blair Open has raised over $200,000

Lakeland, Fla. (May 18, 2017) – On Friday, May 19, Blair Group will host its 29th Annual Blair Open Golf Tournament at Cypress Lakes’ Big Cypress Golf Club in Lakeland, Florida.

Since 2006, this event has generated over $200,000 for Make-A-Wish Central & Northern Florida. Blair Group president, Bob Young and his partner, Steve Sembler have united with Make-A-Wish for the past 12 years and in doing so have helped to grant 25 wishes of 25 deserving children impacted by life-threatening medical conditions.

Event day food has been donated by SYSCO, and generous contributions from the many friends, vendors and associates of Bob Young and Blair Group continue to filter in.

Very special thanks to the newest category of Double Diamond Sponsors:

  • CALIC Group
  • Cypress Lakes Entertainment Committee
  • Jacobsen Homes
  • Sembler Investments ACME Glass

And additional thanks to the Diamond Level Sponsors:

  • Beard Equipment
  • Bob Max, Realtor – Olive Branch Realty
  • Citrus 7 Pump Station Services
  • Fox Plumbing
  • Harrell’s
  • Hamilton Environmental Landscapes
  • Patriot Bank
  • Shane Tractor Service
  • Sysco

The May 19th event brought in over $27,000, all of which benefits Make-A-Wish of Central & Northern Florida. This means we will help to fulfill at least three wishes this year (with each wish costing approximately $8,000). Blair Group looks forward to hosting again next year!

About Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, Make-A-Wish is now the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 65 chapters in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and nearly 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish every 40 minutes and has granted more than 174,000 wishes in the United States since its inception. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, visit and discover how you can share the power of a wish®. Visit Make-A-Wish Central & Northern Florida’s website to learn more,, Facebook: