On June 17, the Fort Wayne TinCaps will be pitted against the Bowling Green Hot Rods. This won’t be your average antics-filled Minor League Baseball game. In fact, June 17 is hosting Make-A-Wish Night at the game. Fans will be in for some special surprises on this Saturday night game, but the biggest treat of all is the opportunity to benefit Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. All of the money raised at the game will go toward granting wishes for local children with critical illnesses. 

Event Details

Make-A-Wish is encouraging TinCaps fans to hit their donations out of the park to bring hope, strength and joy to local children in need of life-changing wishes. The event starts at 7:05 p.m. at Parkview Field (1301 Ewing St., Fort Wayne, Ind. 46802).

This Minor League Baseball game is more than meets the eye with its first surprise. Your favorite and most menacing Star Wars Characters will be roaming around the ball park for pictures, fun and perhaps an explanation on why you should join the dark side of the force. The only request of those who traveled from a galaxy far far away is that you also dress up in your Star Wars attire.

The second surprise is an experience that promises to blow you away. After the TinCaps close out the ninth in glorious victory, look up to the sky to see explosions of light during the post-game fireworks show. Night games under the lights are already an amazing experience, and when you add the magic of fireworks, it becomes even more special.

After the local wish kid throws out an absolute strike of a first pitch, between innings and during the seventh inning stretch, you can enjoy the third surprise of the night. Visit the Community Corner kiosk in the concourse of Parkview field for your opportunity to purchase a star that supports granting local wishes. Your star will benefit Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana which will help bring hope, strength and joy to area children with critical illnesses. For more details on this fun-packed event or to buy tickets, visit the event page.

Can’t Buy A Star? Donate Your Car!

If you can’t make it to the game, you don’t need to buy a star to benefit local children. An easy, hassle-free way to help is to donate your car to Wheels For Wishes. Get rid of your unwanted car, boat, RV, jet ski or motorcycle for free! Wheels For Wishes comes to you with free towing, and your donation gets you a great tax deduction.

Wheels For Wishes is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, so your donation is fully tax deductible. You also won’t have to go through the struggle of selling your car while also freeing up some much-needed space. Donating is simple—just fill out an online donation form or call 1-877-431-9474. Your donation will change the life of children in need!