If you’ve wanted to contribute to the wish granting of Illinois Wish Kids, now is the perfect opportunity. With two fun events headed to Illinois over the next couple of months, you will surely find the perfect event for you and your family! Choose from the Chicago Wish Ball on May 3 or the Effingham Color 5K Walk & Fun Run on June 7.

Join Seth Meyers At The Make-A-Wish Illinois Wish Ball

If you want to support Make-A-Wish Illinois and you are a fan of comedian Seth Meyers, the Chicago Wish Ball is the perfect event for you. The Wish Ball begins at 6 p.m. at Soldier Field and will include cocktails, dinner, dancing, a raffle, and live and silent auctions—plus a great performance from Seth Meyers. The dinner and Wish Ball program will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Purchase your Wish Ball tickets for $600 per person, or $6,000 for a table of ten. Premium tables can also be reserved for $12,000. Register today and don’t forget your raffle tickets! Each ticket is $20 or purchase 3 tickets for $50. Your raffle tickets could win you two tickets to the 2014 MLB World Series, two tickets to the 2014 NBA Finals, or two tickets to the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Finals.

All earned proceeds from the Chicago Wish Ball event benefit Make-A-Wish Illinois and help to grant wishes for Make-A-Wish Illinois, so you can enjoy a glamorous evening out while also helping to grant wishes for a local child!

Wheels For Wishes is a proud supporter of the Chicago Wish Ball event, but you can also donate a car to Wheels For Wishes if you are unable to attend the Wish Ball. Donate cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles, or campers to benefit Make-A-Wish Illinois and get a great tax deduction. Wheels For Wishes is happy to be a part of the wish magic!

You Can Become A Wish Night Sponsor

Other sponsorship opportunities are still available if you or your organization is interested in making a difference. Choose from the following sponsorship opportunities to help Make-A-Wish Illinois:

  • Title Sponsorship ($50,000)

  • Platinum Sponsorship ($25,000)

  • Gold Sponsorship ($15,000)

  • Silver Sponsorship ($10,000)

  • Bronze Sponsorship ($5,000)

  • Electronic Bidding ($35,000)

  • Live Auction ($25,000)

  • Cocktail Reception ($10,000)

  • VIP Reception ($25,000)

  • Flowers ($7,500)

  • Music ($7,500)

  • Silent Auction Table ($2,500)

Be a part of wish granting history—attend the Make-A-Wish Illinois Wish Ball or become an event sponsor. Every bit of help makes a difference in the life of a child!

Color A Wish On June 7

This summer, Make-A-Wish Illinois supporters can participate in a fun 5K run and walk to benefit their local Make-A-Wish. Walk at the Patterson Technology Center (1201 Althoff Dr. in Effingham) for $35 per adult, and $12 for kids under the age of 12. Children under the age of 5 can walk for free. The registration fee includes an event t-shirt and a bag of color.

Register online for the Color Their Wishes 5K by May 15 and get ready for this colorful walk event on Saturday, June 7, beginning at 9 a.m. Since this is a color run, all participants are encouraged to wear white. Make a wish come true just by walking or running for wishes!

Spring and summer can be busy, so if you are unable to attend either of these Make-A-Wish Illinois events, consider donating a car to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish Illinois. Just call 1-877-431-9474 or fill out our online donation form.