Facts about the Sparkes family and legacy:
• Becky and Andrea both passed away at home. Andrea was seven, and Becky was eight; • A wish costs approximately $10,000, so the event has/will help approximately 28 children get their wish;
• Andrea loved to read and Becky was very energetic, Annette often imagines what they would have been like today; • Sister Leah, who is now 14, helped out the girls every day when she was only seven years old; • 2014 marked seven years for the golf tournament at Pitcher’s Pond in Whiteway; • A family member collected some $32,000 in pledges and donations this year alone; • A five-minute video of reflection was shown at the rec centre during the funfest festivities to show the crowd some of Andrea and Becky’s wish highlights and photos of previous years’ golf fundraisers; • Some 100 people took part in the golf, while over 200 took part in the festivities afterwards; • Tyler George, Becky and Andrea’s 11-year-old cousin from Whiteway, has sold tickets at the event for several years and, one year, donated a bag of pennies to Children’s Wish. • All funds raised are delivered on Aug. 24, the girls’ birthday; • Next year the event will take place on Aug. 15; • Quotes from mom, Annette — This year, when (the fundraiser) was over, I was still waiting for it to start; We’re not here to beat last year’s total. If we raise $10,000 or $100,000, it’s all for the Children’s Wish Foundation; People already have cabins booked for next year’s event.