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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


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


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


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


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


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.

Aug 31, 2014

Knights Sign Timothy "Eli" Shenise to One-Day Contract

Charlotte Knights Insider

Prior to the start of Sunday’s game, the Charlotte Knights held a press conference to announce the signing of 12-year-old Timothy “Eli” Shenise to a one-day contract.

Aug 31, 2014

A Dream Come True; Young Fan Becomes a Charlotte Knight


Many childhood dreams have been made to play baseball in the big league. Sunday the Charlotte Knights and Make-A-Wish made one young fan's dream of that a reality. 12-year-old Timothy "Eli" Shenise is one of those that love baseball.

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