Summer doesn’t last long in South Dakota, which is the perfect reason to get to one last summer event before it’s time to take out the coats again. Make-A-Wish South Dakota has a few great events coming up this September that will let you celebrate what you love about summer while also helping a great cause. Sept. 6 is the Walk/Run For Wishes in Mitchell and Sept. 13-14 is the Midwest Class Racers Stock & Super Stock Race in Parker. Both of these events raise funds for Make-A-Wish South Dakota and give you an opportunity to get outside and enjoy the season before it’s too late.
Walk/Run For Wishes And Summer’s Last Dance
What better way to spend a summer Saturday than getting out for a nice walk and ending the evening with outdoor music? This year’s Walk/Run For Wishes is held in Mitchell. Registration starts at 3:30 p.m. in Hitchcock Park (1201 East Hanson) and the walk/run kicks off at 4:30. The route starts and finishes at Hitchcock Park. When you return to the park, enjoy some live music by the group Massive Brass Attack, as well as food and drinks from 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Individuals, organizations, and corporations can participate in the walk or run. Teams and individuals can register online now or show up at the park for registration on the day of the event. If you can’t make it to the event and still want to support it, head to the Walk for Wishes website where you can make a general donation to Make-A-Wish South Dakota, support an individual walker’s fundraising goals, or sponsor the event. In addition to the website you can call 605-335-8000 for more information on how to get involved. With all of the opportunities to contribute, whether it be walking, running, or supporting a participant, there are lots of ways for you to help Make-A-Wish South Dakota reach their goal of raising $25,000 at this great event!
Come Out To The Stock Race
If you’re in the mood for an exciting race day, then come out to the Thunder Valley Dragways (27417 Thunder Valley Ave., Parker, S.D.) for the Midwest Class Racers Stock & Super Stock Race on Sept. 13 and 14. The fun begins at 3 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. on Sunday. This event is open to the public and welcomes everyone to attend and help raise funds for Make-A-Wish South Dakota. As an added bonus to the event, Wish Kids will be the featured guests! For more information on the event contact Dan Wiesse at 507-920-6135 or John McLeod at 605-770-3860.
Help Grant A Wish For A Child In Your Community
As summer comes to an end, you still have lots of opportunities to help grant wishes for kids in South Dakota before the season is over. Whether you attend the Walk for Wishes or the Stock Race or make a general donation, your support will help bring extra hope, strength and joy to a child when they need it most. If you can’t make it to either of these events, you can still support Make-A-Wish in other ways, such as donating your vehicle to Wheels For Wishes. Your donated vehicle will either be auctioned to a new owner or recycled, and the proceeds from its sale will go to Make-A-Wish South Dakota. To make a donation you can call 1-877-431-9474 or fill out an online donation form. Your vehicle will make a huge difference in the life of a child in your community, such as Brogun who wished for a play set or Joel who wished to go to Alaska. Help make a wish come true by donating your vehicle today!