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You Won’t Want To Miss The Make-A-Wish Illinois Wish Ball May 19

Posted in Donate Car News, Wednesday, April 11, 2018
You Won’t Want To Miss The Make-A-Wish Illinois Wish Ball May 19

The Wish Ball is Make-A-Wish Illinois’ premier fundraising event, raising more than $1 million each year to grant wishes across the state. Celebrity appearances, great food and an exciting auction make for a fun night, but what really makes the Wish Ball great is the kids whose lives can be filled with hope, strength and joy as a result! 

Get Your Tickets Now For The Ball

With such a great night in store, you won’t want to wait to get your tickets. Purchase your tickets now for $600 each, or $6,000 for a table of 10. Several premium tables are available as well for $12,000. Tickets can be purchased at the event’s website or over the phone at 312-602-9430.

Wish Ball takes place at Navy Pier in Chicago on May 19. A block of rooms has been set aside for the event at the Hyatt Regency Chicago (151 E. Wacker Drive). Be sure to register your room prior to May 1 for a rate of $279 per room. Make your reservations by calling 1-888-421-1422 and refer to the Hyatt Regency Chicago Make-A-Wish Foundation Room Block.

On the night of the event, valet and self-parking will be available. Get more details about rooms, tickets and directions at the event website.   

Sponsorship opportunities are available as well. Learn about all of the options here and contact Debbie Purcell at purcell@illinois.wish.org for more information.

Great Hosts And A Celebrity Guest

The emcees for the Wish Ball will be NBC Chicago Morning News team members Zoraida Sambolin and Stefan Holt. Another exciting aspect of the evening will be celebrity guest Jon Hamm. Jon Hamm’s nuanced portrayal of the high-powered, advertising executive Don Draper on AMC’s award-winning drama series “Mad Men” has firmly established him as one of Hollywood’s most talented and versatile actors. He has earned numerous accolades, including an Emmy Award in 2015 for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Awards in 2016 and 2008, Television Critics Association Awards in 2011 and 2015, a Critics’ Choice Television Award in 2011, as well as multiple Screen Actors Guild nominations. “Mad Men” concluded its seventh & final season on May 17, 2015. 

Preview Auction And Raffle Items Online

There will be so many exciting auction and raffle items at the Wish Ball. A few of them are available to preview here, such as tickets to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and a five-night stay at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico.

The silent auction includes more than 100 packages to bid on. Raffle tickets are available for $20 each, or three tickets for $50. You can buy your raffle tickets now when you get your tickets for the Wish Ball.

Can’t Attend? Support Make-A-Wish Illinois With A Car Donation

The Wish Ball is a great way to support Make-A-Wish Illinois, but if you can’t attend there are other ways to help grant wishes. One way is to make a vehicle donation to Wheels For Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish Illinois. Your donation is tax deductible, plus we’ll tow your car, truck, boat, RV or motorcycle away for free.

Best of all, your donation helps wishes come true for children all throughout the state of Illinois who are facing a critical illness. Who knew it could be so easy to bring hope, strength and joy to a child in your community? To make a donation now, call us at 1-877-431-9474 or fill out our online donation form. Each and every donation makes a difference.

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