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Sep 23, 2014

Foundation grants local four year old's wish

Mount Airy News

Make A Wish of Central and Western North Carolina surprised 4-year-old Cayden Talbert and his family with the news Saturday they would get to go to DisneyWorld with a trip to LegoLand as well.

Sep 21, 2014

World's Largest Cornhole Tournament

My Fox Carolinas

Pitchin' for Wishes, the world's largest cornhole tournament, is coming to Charlotte Saturday, September 27th. Proceeds from the tournament are donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Sep 17, 2014

Mount Airy rallies to grant local child's wish

Mount Airy News

Local efforts rallied by the Make-A-Wish Foundation helped make three-year-old Cayden Talbert of Mount Airy’s wish come true.

Sep 17, 2014

Pitchin for Wishes

WBTV 3

Andrew Roby will hold its seventh annual Pitchin' for Wishes Cornhole Tournament benefiting Make-A-Wish® Central & Western North Carolina.

Sep 17, 2014

Scene & Heard: Daddy-Daughter Date Night

Charlotte Observer

Ten-year-old AnneLeigh Twer, Junior Honoree of the W.I.S.H. Society , spent her summer helping to raise money for Make-A-Wish kids. One of her efforts: the group’s first Daddy-Daughter Date Night, held Sept. 12 and co-hosted by Chima Brazilian Steakhouse uptown. The night included dinner, dancing, dessert and a motivational talk by Stuart Stout, father of Hope Stout, whose wish before dying in 2004 was to grant the wishes of 155 children on the waiting list at the time.

Sep 16, 2014

Sheriff Takes Pie In Face For Charity

WLOS ABC 13

You might call it a stickier version of the ice bucket challenge. Pies flew in Brevard to help a little girl named Amber Rhodes raise awareness of cancer and Make-A-Wish Foundation. With desserts in hand, Amber faced a lineup full of unusual suspects.

Sep 09, 2014

Twin City Stage Takes us Into the Woods

Camel City Dispatch

In keeping with the “I Wish…” theme of the show, Twin City Stage will partner with The W.I.S.H. Society during the run of Into the Woods. A wishing well, designed and built by TCS’s new technical director, Justin Glinn, will be placed in the lobby to welcome donations for this worthy cause. All of the money raised will go to the foundation and will help to make a difference in the life of a local child.

Aug 31, 2014

Knights Sign Shenise to One-Day Contract

MILB

Earlier today at a press conference held at BB&T Ballpark, the Charlotte Knights announced the signing of Timothy "Eli" Shenise to a one-day contract. Shenise, a 12-year-old boy from Pineville, NC, signed the one-day contract at BB&T Ballpark.

Aug 31, 2014

BB&T Ballpark: Field of Dreams

WBTV

Timothy "Eli" Shenise was signed to a one-day contract with the Charlotte Knights and was made an honorary member of the team. The 12-year-old boy from Pineville is battling Burkitt's Lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system.

Aug 31, 2014

12-year-old makes Knights debut through Make-A-Wish

WSOC TV

Timothy “Eli” Shenise signed a one-day contract with the Charlotte Knights on Sunday. Eli, a 12-year-old boy from Pineville, is battling Burkitt’s Lymphoma.

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