Whether you do most of your traveling by foot, bike, bus, or car, you can help to grant wishes for South Dakota kids by simply participating in two local events that celebrate two of our greatest sources of transportation – vehicles and traveling by foot. Celebrate the importance of vehicles by attending the Lake Area Technical Institute’s Car Show for a Cause on April 26, or celebrate wish kids and wish granting at the Rapid City Walk For Wishes on May 17.
Browse Your Favorite Cars For A Great Cause
The ninth-annual Car Show for a Cause will be held at the Lake Area Technical Institute Automotive Technology building in Watertown on April 26. Earned proceeds from the event will benefit Make-A-Wish South Dakota and help to grant the wishes of local kids. The car show will be held from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and registration will go from 10-11 a.m.
Register online for $10 and enjoy five fabulous categories in cars which include Automotive Technology Choice, High Performance Engine Machining Choice, Custom Paint & Fab Choice, Best of Shows, and People’s Choice.
If you have a vehicle that isn’t quite as cool as the cars in the show, and maybe you don’t use it as much as you’d like, consider donating it to benefit Make-A-Wish South Dakota. Cars are fun to look at, but they can also help to grant wishes for kids in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, and all over South Dakota. Just donate your vehicle to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish South Dakota. Call 1-877-431-9474 or fill out an online car donation form.
For more information about the Car Show for a Cause, please contact the Lake Area Automotive Department at GEERDESJ@lakeareatech.edu.
Walk For Wishes To Celebrate 30 Years Of Wish Granting
On May 17, Make-A-Wish supporters, volunteers, wish kids, and wish granters are all invited to the Rapid City Walk For Wishes e vent. The Rapid City Walk For Wishes helps Make-A-Wish South Dakota celebrate 30 years of wish granting while also helping to grant the wishes of local wish kids. The walk will take place at Main Street Square in Rapid City, with registration starting at 9 a.m. The entertainment will begin at 9:30 with the race following at 10:30.
While there is no fee for walkers at this Walk For Wishes event, participants are strongly encouraged to fundraise to benefit Make-A-Wish South Dakota. Participants who raise $100 or more will receive a Walk For Wishes water bottle, and walkers who raise $200 or more will receive a Walk For Wishes t-shirt. Those who raise $500 or more will receive a pair of movie tickets from The Elks Theatre, and walkers who raise $1,000 or more will receive a $50 gift card to a Rapid City restaurant.
Register today and begin fundraising. Remember that your earned funds will help to grant wishes for South Dakota kids!
Help Make-A-Wish South Dakota Celebrate 30 Years Of Granting Wishes
Make-A-Wish South Dakota has granted more than 1,077 wishes since 1984, and this year, they hope to grant at least 70 more. When you participate in a Walk For Wishes event, sponsor another walker, or make a general donation to Make-A-Wish South Dakota, you are helping to make a difference in the lives of South Dakota children.
However you choose to help, you can be the reason that a child experiences their wish granted. Take part in this 1.25 mile Walk For Wishes through downtown Rapid City and help local children with critical illnesses. If you are unable to participate in this walk or the Car Show for a Cause event, donate a car to charity. Your car donation will mean the world to a local child!