October is a big month for Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area, with two of their premier fundraising events taking place over a three-day period: The Monterey Bay Gala and the Bay Area Swing For Wishes.

The Monterey Bay Gala, on Oct. 11, at the Tehama Golf Club in Carmel, is one of the hottest events each year. Dinner, dancing and entertainment from singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jackie Greene are on tap, with frequent celebrity appearances. Enjoy two hours of socializing and cocktails before heading over to the beautifully-decorated dinner tent, where you will enjoy wine and a three-course meal. The dinner, live auction, and entertainment will be held from 7-10 p.m. Learn more about the event here

Two days later, on Oct. 13, join Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area at the Lake Merced Country Club in Daly City for 18 holes of championship golf, a day of hospitality and a world-class auction featuring trips around the world. Tournament proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area and will help grant wishes to children with critical illnesses in Northern California.

Sponsorships, Tee Times Available

To play in the Bay Area Swing For Wishes as a single player is $450 and a foursome is $1,800. You can sponsor a tee for $600, or become a Gold Sponsor ($2,400), Platinum Sponsor ($3,500), Diamond Sponsor ($5,500) or Wish Maker Sponsor ($8,000).

This is the eighth year of this golf tournament, and since Swing For Wishes began, this annual fundraiser has drawn in nearly 600 golf participants and has raised over $700,000 for Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area. Register for the event today at the Swing For Wishes website.

Can’t Make Either Event? Help In Other Ways

For 30 years, Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area has been granting wishes to children with critical illnesses. It was founded in 1984 and granted 27 wishes in its first year. Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area now grants more than 340 wishes per year and is now one of the largest chapters nationwide. The chapter has granted more than 9,451 wishes to date, and can continue to do more with your help.

But if you can’t attend the Monterey Bay Gala or Swing For Wishes, you can still help Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area when you donate a car. A car donation to Wheels For Wishes benefits Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area and helps to make wishes come true for kids in your community. Wheels For Wishes is also a proud supporter of the Monterey Bay Gala and is committed to making wishes come true!

To donate a car, truck, boat, or motorcycle, please call 1-877-431-9474 or make your donation online with our car donation form. When you donate, you receive free pick-up or towing of your vehicle as well as a great tax deduction.

Purchase your Gala tickets today, register for Swing For Wishes or donate a car – all will help to grant wishes for local children!