The last weekend in August offers you two opportunities to help grant wishes to help Make-A-Wish Colorado. Whether your hometown is Denver, Colorado Springs, Aurora, Boulder or Fort Collins, you can be the reason a Wish Kid in your community smiles.

Longmont Professional Firefighters Golf Tournament, Aug. 26

Come help Longmont Firefighters Local 1806 celebrate its 12th annual golf tournament at one of Colorado’s finest golf courses. The Ute Creek Golf Course (2000 Ute Creek Drive, Longmont) hosts this great event on Aug. 26. There’s an 8 a.m. shotgun start for this four-person scramble format. There are prizes for the top three finishers, as well as longest drive and closest to the pin. Entry fee is $100, and includes golf, cart, gift pack, lunch and drawing entry. Registration deadline is Aug. 23, and limited to the first 144 registrations. Call Kevin Cornish with questions about the event or registration at (303) 981-4217.

Whiskey, Wine & Wishes, Aug. 28

“The Great Gatsby” will be the backdrop for Whiskey, Wine & Wishes on Aug. 28 at the Seawell Grand Ballroom at the Denver Center for Performing Arts (1101 13th St, Denver). Dress in your favorite “Gatsby” attire for this 1920s Speakeasy-themed fundraiser.

The event kicks off at 6 p.m. with a silent auction, buffet, craft cocktails and wine stations. The live auction and program follows. Tickets for the event are $100 each and there are sponsorships available. For more information, e-mail Patty Forsythe or go to the event’s website.

Support Make-A-Wish Colorado In Other Ways

Since its inception, Make-A-Wish Colorado has granted more than 4,400 wishes to eligible children throughout the state. If you can’t make it to the Longmont Professional Firefighters golf tournament or Whiskey, Wine & Wishes and still want to help Make-A-Wish Colorado, you have lots of options such as donating airline miles, making a general donation, or even donating your car.

At Wheels For Wishes, we turn your unwanted vehicle into wishes for Colorado kids by benefiting Make-A-Wish through our car donation program. We accept most makes and models of vehicles, whether they run or not. Donating is an easy way to get rid of a vehicle that’s taking up needed space. Plus, when you donate your vehicle you can stop paying out-of-pocket costs on it like maintenance, insurance, and gas. All you need to do is call 1-877-431-9474 or fill out an online vehicle donation form to get started. It’s as easy as that!