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Apr 08, 2017


Cam Newton takes pitcher's mound with kids at Knights game


Cam Newton brought in a couple of young fans from Make-A-Wish to have one of them deliver the ceremonial first pitch at the Charlotte Knights game.

Dec 28, 2016


Cam Newton reflects on his visit with wish kid Taylor

Carolina Panthers

Thanks to the quick work of Make-A-Wish, word made its way to Newton that Taylor’s wish was to meet him. Taylor, who is battling a severe heart condition, was in his hospital room in Atlanta Tuesday night when his wish came true.

Dec 05, 2016


Welcome to CNBC, Marc!


Host of "The Profit" Marcus Lemonis introduces his "new business partner" Marc from Make-A-Wish.

Dec 05, 2016


Local Make-A-Wish Chapter's Year in Review


Amy Brindley, CEO of Make-A-Wish® Central & Western North Carolina and close personal friend of the Roby Family, joins Trent and Patrick in studio to review a year of wishes and the chapter’s plans and goals for 2017.

Nov 17, 2016


Parade with a cause rolls on Thanksgiving

The Courier-Tribune

The Sweet 16 edition of the Northmont Estates Thanksgiving Day Parade is scheduled to roll Thursday, Nov. 24, at 10 a.m. In its 16th year, the annual parade with a cause will collect donations for Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina.

Sep 26, 2016


15 Charlotte Events and Happenings: October 2016

Style Blueprint

Nothing like a little friendly pumpkin-carving competition — especially when it’s for a good cause! Go cheer on local creatives as they carve away at the eighth annual GUTS competition benefiting Make-A-Wish. At GUTS, you’ll see pumpkins carved into everything from hamburgers to Hugo the Hornet — or whatever teams can create in 90 minutes!

Aug 05, 2016


Carolina Panthers get new coach from Make-A-Wish

Charlotte Observer

The Carolina Panthers got a new coach on Friday in 7-year-old Aiden. Aiden took over for Braylon Beam, an honorary coach for the past season through Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina. Braylon passed the torch to Aiden, who had an introductory press conference in the hour before the start of practice.

Jul 01, 2016


Red Stag meal benefits Make-A-Wish


The Red Stag Grill at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Biltmore Village will benefit Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina July 5 through Aug. 31 with a special menu.

Jun 28, 2016

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Teen celebrates beating cancer with 28-mile hike

USA Today

Wish kid Samantha beat cancer before hiking 28.3 miles for the Trailblaze Challenge. She is currently waiting for her wish to go to the World Cup.

Jun 23, 2016


Pitchin' for Wishes Cornhole Tournament

WBTV Charlotte

Coming off a record-setting year in funds raised for charity and number of participants, the Pitchin’ for Wishes Cornhole Tournament benefitting Make-A-Wish® Central & Western North Carolina returns to Freedom Park Sept. 17. Now in its ninth year, the event surpassed the $1 million mark last year and has set records as the largest cornhole tournament in the world.

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