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Pitchin' For Wishes Tournament to Feature Special Guests, Mascots and Big Fun


September 09, 2015


Freedom Park, Charlotte NC

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 9, 2015 … The Pitchin’ for Wishes Cornhole Tourney offers fun for the whole family at Freedom Park on Sept. 19. If you’re interested in competing, register by Sept. 11 – the entry fee for a two-person team is $60 and goes directly to Make-A-Wish® Central & Western North Carolina. If you prefer to watch, Pitchin’ for Wishes is free for spectators and offers activities for all ages.

Hosted by general contractor the Roby Family of Companies and Harris Teeter, Inc., Pitchin’ for Wishes will also feature children’s activities such as bouncy houses, face painters and a balloon artist. Sir Purr from the Panthers, Homer from the Charlotte Knights and Blue from the Charlotte Hounds will all make a special appearance.

One of the highlights of the event is the raffle, and this year’s prizes feature a set of tires, courtesy of Continental Tire; Wolf Gourmet convection oven and set of pots and pans, both courtesy of Sub-Zero Wolf; two Frigidaire blenders and a coffee maker, both courtesy of Plaza Appliance Mart; a Yeti Cooler from ABS Insulating, a set of cornhole boards and bags from Andrew Roby, and more. In addition, WBT-AM will hold a drawing for a trip to see the Carolina Panthers take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa Oct. 4th. WLKN will provide music and other activities, and Sonic Automotive will have four vehicles on hand.

Sure to be one of the highlights is six-year-old Braylon Beam who will serve as Wish Ambassador for the tournament. Braylon has gained a national following since appearing on a national talkshow in June to talk about his #JustKeepDancing campaign. The campaign began as a way for Braylon to battle chemotherapy treatments for a brain tumor discovered in February, when he began losing his sight. Braylon recently received his wish to be honorary coach of the Carolina Panthers during FanFest Aug. 8 at Bank of America Stadium. As part of his role as honorary coach, Braylon held a “dance-off” between quarterback Cam Newton, tight end Greg Olsen and linebacker Luke Kuechly in the locker room.

“This tournament is really about granting wishes for deserving kids like Braylon,” said Trent Haston, president and CEO of the Roby Family of Companies. “If we reach our goal of $200,000, we will be able to grant the wishes of 33 children.”

Now in its eighth year, the Pitchin’ for Wishes Cornhole Tournament aims to surpass the $1 million mark raised for charity this year.  The annual cornhole tournament has raised more than $800,000 for local charities the past seven years, and has set records as the largest cornhole tournament in the world. Queen City Lumber, Pinnacle Roofing & Exteriors, Inc., and Skookum Digital Works are platinum sponsors of the event, and WBT 1110 AM and WLNK are the official radio partners.

Pitchin’ for Wishes is from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., rain or shine. For more information, visit

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich their lives with hope, strength and joy at a time when they need it most. For many, it marks a turning point in their fight against their illness. The average cost to grant a child’s wish through Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina is $6,000. Now in its 30th year, Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina has granted more than 3,000 wishes since its inception and has never turned down an eligible wish. The organization relies solely on fundraising support from the local community. 

Andrew Roby, the premier custom residential contractor in the Carolinas, specializes in new homes and renovations. The company was founded more than 60 years ago as a one-man remodeling firm and has grown into the largest in the region with offices in Charlotte, the Triangle, Boone and Morehead City, N.C. With fine materials, unsurpassed craftsmanship and a commitment to customer service, Andrew Roby produces one-of-a-kind homes that feature style, luxury and comfort. Andrew Roby is part of the Roby Family of Companies, which also includes Roby Commercial, Roby Electric, Robee!, Robycross and Roby Realty. Visit

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