The Mike Thompson RV Super Stores “Drive for a Cause Charity Golf Tournament” benefiting Make-A-Wish resulted in a donation of over $52,000. According to a press release, the event was held July 22 at Friendly Hills Country Club in Whittier, Calif.
The dealership reported that “Wish Child,” Matthew, age 11, was diagnosed with leukemia and wished to visit Harry Potter World in Orlando, Fla. His wish has been adopted by the Mike Thompson RV family. Matthew and his family will be attending a presentation ceremony of the donation check to Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles/Orange County/Inland Empire chapters on Nov. 21 at Mike Thompson RV Superstore in Santa Fe Springs.
David Revere of Mike Thompson RV noted: “Three years ago the first MTRV charity golf tournament was started because of a health situation encountered in my own family. At that time, I realized the importance of the support of agencies such as Make-A-Wish and how valuable their resources are not just to the patient, but the family members as well. My own personal situation led me to conversations with other Mike Thompson RV staff and I realized how many of our lives are or have been touched by these great charitable organizations.
“The MTRV charity golf tournament allows us to give back and help support those organizations financially. Each year our tournament grows and the donation amount increases. We are so thankful for the continued and increased support we receive from our vendors, associates, friends and staff. My wish is that other family owned businesses will realize they also can make a difference. If it’s for one person or a hundred people, it’s just as important. We are so excited to meet Matthew and his family on Thursday evening. Having the opportunity to personally see someone in receipt of part of our donation is so special and a moment we won’t forget.”