make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

Golfers honor girl's memory, support good cause


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- More than 120 golfers took advantage of the nice weather today to hit the links at Landfall for a good cause.

WWAY 5th Quarter co-host Trot Nixon was among the field for the Play for Emily Memorial Golf Tournament.

The benefit was started by Emily Wade's father, Happy, five years ago. Doctors diagnosed Emily with a brain tumor in 2005. She died a year later, but her legacy lives on. Proceeds from the golf tournament in her honor go to the Ronald McDonald House.

"It's still hard," Happy Wade said. "The years have gone by, and what we've decided to do is celebrate my daughter's life, and so we do this in memory of her."

Play for Emily raised more than $70,000 today. If you want to get involved next year visit

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.



The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.