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Submitted by Maggie Kulbokas

400 financial execs and over 50 kids and their siblings play in the “Expect Miracles East Coast Charity Classic”

During the Expect Miracles East Coast Charity Classic, a Kids Golf Clinic sponsored by John Hancock Financial Services brought more than 400 of the area’s top executives together with over 50 kids and their siblings between the ages of 5 to 18 who are courageously battling cancer or are in remission.

The kids received expert instruction from PGA Professional Jim Tennant and his hand-picked junior golf team, teaching golf's basic fundamentals such as grip, stance and long drive, along with energetic and stimulating drills including Velcro man, Frisbee golf, and the shot of the day.

Nicholas Manz of Southborough and family pose with Wally the Green Monster. Photo courtesy of the Expect Miracles Foundation.
Nicholas Manz of Southborough and family pose with Wally the Green Monster. Photo courtesy of the Expect Miracles Foundation.

Red Sox mascot "Wally" The Green Monster also made an appearance at the clinic and took photos with the kids along with the 2004 and 2007 World Series trophies. Massachusetts residents Nicholas Manz of Southborough, Ryan Harvey of Medway, Jordan Leandre of South Dennis, Ethan Bairos of Berkley, Tara Daniels of Bellingham, Michael Sweeman of Norfolk and Trent and Reagan Kelley of Pepperell were among those who had their photos taken with Wally and took part in the Kids Golf Clinic festivities.

Expect Miracles Foundation’s (formerly Mutual Funds Against Cancer) annual charity golf classic featured over 140 leading top financial firms including; State Street, Citi, J.P. Morgan, Legg Mason, Oppenheimer Funds, Eaton Vance, and PwC along with their C-suite executives for a day of golf, followed by a reception hosted by WEEI's John Dennis.

The East Coast Classic and the 3rd Annual Kids Golf Clinic was held the Pinehills Golf Club in Plymouth last month.

Courtesy of the Expect Miracles Foundation.

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