Blair Group’s Golf Tournament Generates
Record Donations for Make-A-Wish

Since 2006, the Blair Open has raised over $250,000

Lakeland, Fla. (June 14, 2018) – On Friday, June 8, Blair Group hosted its 30th Annual Blair Open Golf Tournament at Cypress Lakes’ Big Cypress Golf Club in Lakeland, Fla.

Since 2006, this event has generated over $250,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation®. Blair Group president, Bob Young and his partner, Steve Sembler have united with Make-A-Wish for the past 13 years and in doing so have helped to grant 34 wishes of 34 deserving children impacted by life-threatening medical conditions in Central/South Florida.

We are beyond grateful for each and every generous contribution. … Event day food was donated by SYSCO and Cheney Brothers, and over $28,000 in donations from the many friends, vendors and associates of Bob Young and Blair Group will help grant 3.5 wishes* this year!
*Each wish costs the foundation $8,000.

Very special thanks to our highest level, Double Diamond Sponsors:

  • CALIC Group
  • Cheney Brothers 
  • Cyndi King
  • Cypress Lakes Entertainment Committee
  • Florida Hospital Zephyrhills
  • Jacobsen Homes
  • Snowbird Heating & Cooling, Inc.

Blair Group looks forward to hosting this fun, successful event again in 2019!

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®. 
Make-A-Wish Southern Florida:
Facebook: @makeawishsfla