Get your bags lined up and your party-face on, because it’s time once again for an epic cornhole tournament you won’t want to miss. Make-A-Wish Illinois and the young professionals of their Associates Board invite teams and individuals to test their “baggo skills” at the 8th annual Bags to Wishes Tournament at MINI of Chicago (on 1111 W. Diversey).

This party has everything you’d ever want in a social event: Bean-bag throwing, open bar indulging, as well as free and limitless fantastic food. Not to mention that other young professionals will be there, so put down that smartphone and go meet some hip new people in the real world. Plus, your attendance goes towards helping the kids of Chicago with critical illnesses get their wishes granted.

An Evening Of Cornholing

Register online for the Bags for Wishes 2016 tournament before the day of the blowout on Saturday, April 16. Team Registration fees are $65 per person, but if you just want to watch, tickets are $50. If you want to pay five more dollars to attend or participate, you can certainly do that at 7 p.m. on the day of the event at the door. Either way, you’ll snag three full hours of catered food, Laguintas Brewing Company’s open bar, and pellet-pelting fun. Then there’s the additional benefit of bagging one good deed by doing something good for humanity, so you can have your beans and throw them, too.

The Associate Board will toss things off at 7:30 p.m. and the bean bag tournament will be thrown until 10:30. This night will bring together hundreds of players for the Bag Tournament, where you can compete for prizes or just indulge in a good time of an organized cornhole game. There will also be a great raffle and a silent auction. Past prizes have included gift packages for a hotel stay overnight, tickets to a sporting event, and dinner certificates to eat at some of Chicago’s hottest resturants.

The Make-A-Wish Illinois Associate Board is united by some of Chicago’s most compassionate young professionals, and want you to come join in the fun of Bags for Wishes to share the power of a wish. You can help the organization’s efforts of creating awareness through event-based fundraising by attending.

To pocket more information, contact Emily Seifert at or call her at (312)-602-9425.

The Pride Of The Land of Lincoln State

Bags for Wishes is going to be a hip soiree with laughs, Laguintas, and legumes, with much opportunity for you to label the evening as a life-changing memory. Wishes are also opportunities for life-changing experiences, and you can help make create memories of great joy for kids with critical illnesses.

The Make-A-Wish Illinois chapter has been around for over 30 years. During this time, they have granted over 13,000 wishes. But with the cost of an average wish being around $8,700, and almost 1,200 kids in Illinois who are newly diagnosed with critical illnesses every year, they need a lot of help to reach their goal of granting 1,000 wishes each year in Illinois by 2020. In 2015, Make-A-Wish Illinois granted 704 wishes, which seems like a lot, but that meant that only about 60% of kids with critical illnesses were reached by the Illinois chapter last year.

There are many ways to help. Make-A-Wish Illinois relies on its 1,700 volunteers and community members across 102 counties. You can also have fun attending Bags for Wishes 2016, or any of the other great Make-A-Wish Illinois events. Another way you can make a difference and yourself is to donate your car to Wheels for Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish Illinois.

Donate your car from anywhere, whether you live in Chicago, Springfield, Peoria, Joliet, Rockford, East Saint Louis, Aurora or the rest of the state. We handle everything with our easy donation process, free towing services, and you even get a great tax deduction for your generosity. Call and talk to our experienced donation professionals at 1-877-431-9474, or fill out our online donation form. Donate your car to Wheels for Wishes to benefit Make-A-Wish Illinois and help bring hope, strength, and joy to the children of Illinois.