For the last four years, Alex Libby, 17, has made the Kemper Open her way of raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. By selling soda and water in the backyard of Libby's Avenel home, Libby and Alex Maxa, 18, who has been assisting her the last three years, have raised over $5,000 for Make-A-Wish, which helps grant wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses.
Libby, who will attend Colgate University next fall, will graduate from Holton-Arms this week while Maxa will graduate from St. Albans. He will attend the University of Massachusetts next fall.
Along a different hole on the course, David Loesberg, Jeff Vandesande and Jonathan Sigalas, all 13 and all from Hoover Middle School, also raised money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation by selling concessions in the backyard of a neighbor's house in Avenel.
"My sister did this when I was little and when she got too old to do, I decided to," said David. "As long as there's a crowd we're here."