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Special Events


Attending, participating, or volunteering at an event is one of the easiest and more rewarding ways to help Make-A-Wish.

From unique wishes to fundraising events, seasonal campaigns to news announcements, there is always something exciting happening at Make-A-Wish® Central & Western North Carolina. Get connected, stay up to date with what’s new and what’s coming up, and find out how you can help us change lives.


Andrew Roby Cornhole

Please join Andrew Roby and Harris Teeter for the annual family-friendly Pitchin' for Wishes Cornhole Tournament benefiting Make-A-Wish® Central & Western North Carolina. Since 2008, The Roby Family of Companies has been building a better community with the success of this Tournament, a Guinness World Record™ setting event, which has raised more than $500,000 for various charities, including Make-A-Wish®.


Fairways Fore Wishes

Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina is excited to partner with Fairways Fore Wishes to bring you an exclusive golf tournament happening each May at Cedarwood Country Club. Join us as we raise vital funds for children with critical illnesses in our community.


Kentucky Derby Classic

The evening includes beer & wine, southern cuisine, a horse-show, silent auction and a live stream of all the action at Churchill Downs. Most important, The Kentucky Derby Classic is an evening of charitable giving, raising funds to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions in our community.


Trailblaze Challenge

The Trailblaze Challenge is a 28.3 mile hike where participants tackle the terrain of the Foothills Trail, all in one life-changing day! The trek provides participants an opportunity for adventure, fun and fitness while making a direct impact on the lives of children in our community battling critical illnesses.


The Wish Ball

The Wish Ball is an evening of charitable giving to fund the mission of Make-A-Wish. The event includes an incredible cocktail hour, elegant dinner, music and dancing, as well as silent and live auctions.


W.I.S.H. Society

Honored for their career success, significant contributions to the community and their personal commitment to philanthropy; the W.I.S.H. Society celebrates the accomplishments of an extraordinary group of local women. Society Honorees join forces with Make-A-Wish® to adopt the wishes of central and western North Carolina's bravest, most inspiring children: wish-kids.

Make-A-Wish® Central & Western North Carolina
217 E. Tremont Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 339-0334
Toll Free (877) 677-9474