Crazy lights and casino chips will be going wild at the 9th annual Rolling For Wishes event, benefiting Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire. Hosted by Make-A-Wish Young Professionals, this event is Friday, June 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.
History Of Make-A-Wish Orange County And the Inland Empire
This chapter started in 1983 with the first wish being granted to a 14 year old girl named Tamra who wished to see the flawless blue waters of the Caribbean. Since then they have granted more than 5,300 wishes to children with life threating illnesses. Ever wonder what kids wish for? This chapter’s top ten wishes are Disneyland, Walt Disney World, local shopping adventures, meeting a celebrity, traveling to Hawaii and other locations, Disney Cruises, electronics, and computers.
Wondering What Kind Of Illnesses Children Can Have That Grant Them A Wish?
In this chapter alone, 102 children are diagnosed with other medical conditions, 80 have Leukemia, 26 have brain and Neoplasm cancer, and unspecified behavior of the brain, 12 have lymphoid and histiocytic cancer. These diseases cause children and families to have extensive stays in hospitals. Children are unable to be normal kids because of their medical conditions and Make-A-Wish is able to get them out of that hospital environment and let them be kids for a day, or a whole week depending on their wish.
What To Expect
With your ticket you will experience walking in the door with $150 in casino chips, allowing you to gamble the night away and play casino games like craps, blackjack and roulette with new friends. The evening will also include a lot of appetizers and drinks to give you the real casino vibe. There will be music and a sensational silent auction and raffle, filled with amazing items. Proceeds go to granting wishes of children who are battling life-threating medical conditions.
- Young Professional member’s ticket prices are $75 until 5 p.m., June 17. Limited to one purchase per member. Learn how to become a Young Professional’s Member.
- Non-Young Professional members can purchase tickets for $85 until 5 p.m., June 17
- All tickets after 5:01 p.m. June 17-23 will be $95.
- If tickets are still available on June 24 they will be selling tickets at the door for $120
Don’t miss out on this fun night out. Get your tickets now!
What If You Can’t Attend The Event
Unable to attend the event? No worries! If you have a vehicle that you no longer need you can donate it to Wheels For Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish Orange County and Inland Empire. This donation not only helps wishes come true but it is also gives you a great tax deduction. We make it easy in one step when you can call 1-877-431-9474, or fill out the online donation form. Don’t wait until June 24. Donate your car today!