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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.

Jun 16, 2016


Asheville restaurant employees help make wishes come true


Employees at the Hendersonville Road Applebee's are working to raise $3,500 for Make-A-Wish and got to meet wish kid Thatcher during the campaign.

Jun 16, 2016


Trey gets his wish to be a Panther

Carolina Panthers

13-year-old Trey's wish of being a Panthers player for a day came true at Carolina's minicamp thanks to the organization and Make-A-Wish.

Jun 12, 2016


SC Featured: Curry surprises young twins, makes dreams come true


Wish kid Ashley, who is in remission from leukemia, uses her wish for her twin brother to meet Stephen Curry.

Jun 11, 2016


Stephen Curry's “My Wish” Feature on ESPN

2015 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry granted the wish of Ashley, a 14-year old from Sherrills Ford, NC as part of ESPN’s Make-A-Wish series on SportsCenter.

Jun 01, 2016


Seven-year-old with brain tumor tells Panthers to 'keep pounding'


The Carolina Panthers, through Make-A-Wish, have helped many kids like Parker make their wishes come true.

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