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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.

Aug 01, 2017


Youngster enjoys blue-light escort to his Make-A-Wish party


Wish kid Jonah took a special ride in a black-and-white police cruiser to Asheboro’s Lake Lucas for his Wish reveal. The rising fourth-grader, diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer, is going to Disney World.

Jul 27, 2017


Tom Brady Meets and Greets to Make Wishes Come True

Make-A-Wish children Nick, Ramon, Chad, Sebastian, Shravya, Parish, Colson, Gabriella and Gabrielcould not contain their excitement as they stepped into the Gillette Stadium locker room. There they found customized jerseys and prepped for their time with the quarterback Tom Brady.

Jul 26, 2017


Colson meets Tom Brady through Make-A-Wish

Blue Ridge Now

Young Patriot fan and wish kid Colson, 9, was diagnosed with a vascular disorder at just 3 months old. His dream came true when he got to walk through the gates at Gillette Stadium and shake hands and talk with New England quarterback Tom Brady.

Jul 25, 2017

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Four boys taken on Concord Mills shopping spree through Make-a-Wish


Four boys, each diagnosed with serious illnesses, got a break from their health battles when Make-a-Wish took them on a shopping spree at Concord Mills.

Jul 19, 2017

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Symmetry Raises Funds for Make-A-Wish in 2017 Trailblaze Challenge

Cision PRWeb

Symmetry Financial Group staff members participated in the Trailblaze Challenge hosted by Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina on May 20th, 2017. The Symmetry Team raised over $28,000 in donations for the nonprofit organization during the one day event.

Make-A-Wish® Central & Western North Carolina
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Charlotte, NC 28203
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