This July, you can Walk on the Wild Side or participate in The Boilermaker 2015 to benefit Make-A-Wish Central New York! The Boilermaker takes place on July 12 in Utica and Walk on the Wild Side takes place on July 17 in Chittenango. Purchase tickets for either event today and help to make wishes come true for kids in Syracuse, Oswego, Ithaca, or anywhere else in central New York! 

Join The Boilermaker Charity Partner 2015

This year, 21 nonprofit organizations located in Central New York will compete in this year’s Charity Bib Program. To date, the event has raised more than $250,000 for 15 nonprofit organizations since its inception in 2013. Make-A-Wish Central New York is one of the participants in this year’s tournament and you can either join an existing team or donate to support Make-A-Wish Central New York.

This year’s Boilermaker includes a 15K Road Race, 5K Road Race, a Wheelchair Race, 3 Mile Walk, Kid’s Run, Corporate Cup, School Challenge, Youth Olympics, and a Police & Firefighter Competition. The event has something for everyone! Pre-event activities begin on Thursday, July 8 and end with a Post-Race Party on Sunday, July 12. View the entire event schedule here.

Register today for $53 to participate in the 15K Race, $38 for the 5K Race, and $15 for the 3 Mile Walk. Learn more about The Boilermaker here.

Walk On The Wild Side

If you’re looking for a little adventure in your life but The Boilermaker isn’t your thing, then don’t miss the Walk on the Wild Side event taking place on July 17 at Wild Animal Park (7621 Lakeport Road). Walk around the park and enjoy food, games, raffles and vendors, all for a great cause. Earned proceeds from the event help to benefit Make-A-Wish Central New York.

Admission is $25 for adults, $20 for children ages 3-12, and free for children ages two and under. Admission includes a hamburger or hotdog, drinks, games, bouncy house, face painting, and live entertainment. The event will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Register today and bring the whole family to Wild Animal Park for a great cause.

Grant Wishes In Other Ways

If you cannot attend either event this July, you can still help to grant wishes for Central New York Kids through car donation, in kind donations, airline mile donations, online fundraising, or adopting a wish.  When you support Make-A-Wish Central New York, you can help to make wishes come true for children in your community who are battling critical illnesses.

If you have an unwanted car, truck, boat, motorcycle, or camper, donate it to our car donation program, Wheels For Wishes. Wheels For Wishes will pick up your donated vehicle at absolutely no cost to you, and your vehicle will be sold at auction or recycled and reused to build new vehicles. Earned proceeds from the sale of your vehicle benefit Make-A-Wish Central New York!

Summer is not the time to be dealing with car repairs or to be stalled on the side of road under the hot July sun. If you have a vehicle that isn’t reliable, doesn’t run, or maybe it’s just time for an upgrade, donate it to Wheels For Wishes and turn your unwanted vehicle into a wish for a local child. You will also receive a tax deduction for your charitable contribution. Donate a car today and support Make-A-Wish Central New York!