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Oct 04, 2017


Making A Wish Come True

Fox 46

Wish kid Zoey, who is currently battling leukemia, gets her wish granted when she goes on a besties trip to Lake Tahoe!

Sep 29, 2017


Cornhole Tournament Sets New Record

The Metro Buzz

The Pitchin’ for Wishes Cornhole Tourney raised more than $223,000 for Make-A-Wish® Central & Western North Carolina Sept. 16 at Freedom Park. Organized by Andrew Roby, the event celebrated its tenth year and has raised more than $1.4 million for local charities. This year’s event set the record for the most raised during a single event.

Sep 29, 2017


10 must-do events in October

Charlotte Agenda

GUTS Pumpkin Carving Competition happening October 21, 2017 at BB&T Ballpark. Why you should go: The pumpkin carving competition brings out impressive carvers with their even more impressive designs, and it all benefits Make-A-Wish. Last year’s competition raised over $40,000.

Sep 26, 2017


Pitchin for Wishes Wrap-up

Roby Realty

Roby raises $223,000 for local wish kids with Pitchin' for Wishes Cornhole Tournament. Special thanks to all partners including Harris Teeter, Enterprise, and more!

Sep 19, 2017

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Biesse Group Supports Make-A-Wish Foundation

Window & Door

Biesse Group is proud to continue its unwavering support of Make-A-Wish with its pledge of $6,000 to grant a child's wish in the community.

Sep 14, 2017


Your 5-minute guide to the best things to do in Charlotte

Charlotte Observer

What is there to do in Charlotte this weekend? The world’s largest cornhole tournament, Pitchin’ for Wishes, celebrates its 10th anniversary with general contractor Andrew Roby’s annual fundraising tourney for Make A Wish of Central and Western North Carolina.

Sep 12, 2017

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Pitchin for Wishes Cornhole Tournament


Roby gives back to kids with this family-friendly Pitchin' for Wishes Cornhole Tournament, benefiting Make-A-Wish Central and Western NC.

Sep 06, 2017

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Team Ruebel hits the trail

Smoky Mountain News

Jay and Gracie, a local father-daughter duo, were excited about both the hiking and the cause when they signed up Make-a-Wish Foundation's 28.3 mile Trailblaze Challenge event.

Aug 15, 2017


Waffles for Wishes fundraiser Saturday

Winston-Salem Journal

The Porch Kitchen and Cantina will hold Waffles for Wishes as a benefit for Make-A-Wish. The event will include a waffle buffet with a variety of toppings for the kids, and a special visit from Star Wars characters from the 501st Carolina Garrison.

Aug 08, 2017


An 8-year-old offensive dynamo practices with the Panthers

Charlotte Observer

Wish kid Dom signed a one-day contract with the Carolina Panthers, but instead of earning millions of dollars, his agent – who’s also his younger brother – negotiated his salary in candy.

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