If you are looking for an opportunity to help grant wishes in Iowa this spring, you have four exciting galas to pick from. Make-A-Wish Iowa has four gala events to choose from for the night of Saturday, April 12, so pick a gala closest to where you live and don’t miss out!

Uncork A Wish At The Cedar Rapids Wine And Beer Gala

If you live in Cedar Rapids, uncork a wish to benefit Make-A-Wish Iowa! The exciting 7th Annual Wine & Beer Gala will feature a fantastic wine and beer tasting event, filled with entertainment, live and silent auctions, and hors d’oeuvres. Former Hawkeye standout and NFL player, Dallas Clark will make an appearance as a guest speaker. The magic starts at 6 p.m. and should be an evening you won’t want to miss. 

The Make-A-Wish Iowa Uncork-A-Wish Gala takes place at the Hallagan Education Center at Mercy Medical Center (701 10th Street SE in Cedar Rapids). Tickets are $55 each, but a table of 8 can be purchased for $360. Donations are also accepted. Purchase your tickets today!

Tailgate In Style At the Council Bluffs Gala

If you live near Council Bluffs, tailgating may be your style. Taking place at the Mid-Arena Center (One Arena Way in Council Bluffs), the Council Bluffs Gala will celebrate football teams and guests are asked to show their team spirit by dressing for their favorite team.

A pregame party and silent auction will begin at 6 p.m., with the kick-off and favorite game day foods at 7 p.m. Tickets go for $70 each, but a table of 10 can be purchased for $560. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Deb Wirth at 402-670-2769 or by email.

Show Your Glow At the Neon Gala

If you live near Clinton, the Make-A-Wish Iowa Neon Gala will be the perfect opportunity for you to grant wishes. Taking place at the Vista Grand (2141 16th Street NW), guests will enjoy an exciting silent auction beginning at 5:30 p.m. followed by a live auction, guest speaker, and dance at 7 p.m. Tickets are currently being sold for $45 and will not be available at the door.

To purchase your event tickets, please contact Joni McDonnell at 563-212-8991.

Round Up Wishes In Coralville

If you live near Coralville, head on over to the Roundin’ Up Wishes Gala at 5:30 p.m. at the Marriott (300 East 9th Street). Enjoy entertainment and live and silent auctions to benefit Make-A-Wish Iowa. This country-western themed event requires western or cocktail attire and will feature music from Justin Horesowsky.

Purchase your tickets for $70 by contacting Kelley Thomas at 319-461-6711 or Kathy Spenner at 319-461-6252.

You Can Grant Wishes For Iowa Kids

With four great galas to attend on April 12, all you need to decide is which event you will attend! All earned proceeds from these three exciting events will benefit Make-A-Wish Iowa and help to grant wishes for kids with critical illnesses.

Currently, Make-A-Wish Iowa is granting the wish of a local child every other day. How amazing is that? You can help be a part of this by attending a Make-A-Wish Iowa Gala, or by donating your car to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish Iowa. Wheels For Wishes accepts vehicle donations and turns them into wishes for local kids. Plus, it’s easy to donate! Cars, trucks, boats, campers—they can all help to make a child’s wish come true.

To donate a vehicle, please call 1-877-431-9474 or fill out a car donation form. Your 100 percent tax deductible donation will help to grant wishes for kids in Des Moines, Davenport, Cedar Rapids, and more! This spring, make it an effort to grant wishes while you do your springtime cleaning. Clean out your driveway or extra garage stall and donate the unwanted or rarely used vehicle!