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Great Wish Ball To Raise Money For Arizona Kids

March 28, 2014

Make-A-Wish Arizona’s 2013 Rat Pack Wish Ball raised $2.4 million and hosted 470 guests last year. The upcoming Great Wish Ball offers another opportunity to give back and help the chapter that helped found Make-A-Wish in 1980. The ball, which celebrates the mission of Make-A-Wish Arizona by raising funds to grant the wishes of Arizona children with critical illnesses, has long been a significant event for the chapter.

This year’s Great Wish Ball black-tie gala is on April 5 at The Phoenician (6000 Camelback Road, Scottsdale), from 6-11 p.m. The Wish Ball includes a program, silent and live auction and entertainment for guests, as well as bringing together donors with wish families and wish kids who attend as guests of Make-A-Wish Arizona.

Grant Wishes For Kids In Your Community

Granting wishes is easy when you attend a local Make-A-Wish event which benefits kids in your own community. You can be responsible for providing a child with the opportunity to take a trip to the location of their dreams or allow them to spend a day with their favorite role model. Attending the 2013 Make-A-Wish Wish Ball will provide you with a great time while also allowing you to support your local Make-A-Wish Arizona.

Event tickets are selling for $500 and you are given the opportunity to make a tax-deductible donation when you purchase your ticket. However, if you are unable to attend the event that benefits Make-A-Wish Arizona, you can still become an event sponsor. You can become a Platinum Sponsor ($15,000), Gold Sponsor ($10,000), Silver Sponsor ($7,500), or a Table Sponsor ($5,000). Whatever you choose, you will be helping to grant wishes for a local child in your community. If you have any sponsorship questions, e-mail Lee Hartmann at lhartmann@wishaz.org.

For more information on the Make-A-Wish Arizona Wish Ball on Saturday, April 5 at The Phoenician, e-mail the Make-A-Wish Events Team at events@wishaz.org.

Can’t Attend? There’s Other Ways To Grant Wishes

Make-A-Wish Arizona helps grant wishes to children with critical illnesses all over Arizona, including Tempe, Tucson, or Phoenix. If you are unable to attend the Make-A-Wish Arizona Wish Ball, there are still other ways you can help out. To benefit Make-A-Wish Arizona, you can donate a car, truck, SUV, RV, boat or motorcycle to Make-A-Wish Arizona’s car donation charity, Wheels For Wishes. Wheels For Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish Arizona will help turn your unwanted vehicle into a wish for a local child. Granting wishes is easy and Wheels For Wishes takes care of all the work for you.

Wheels For Wishes accepts most makes and models and vehicles are picked up or towed away at absolutely no charge to you. Plus, it’s easy to donate! Cars, trucks, boats, campers – just give us a call at 1-855-278-9474 or fill out our online donation form. Either way is easy and will help to grant a wish for a local child!

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