Welcome to the 5th Annual HOOPS AND WISHES tournament in support of Make-A-Wish®Central and Western North Carolina! Each year our goal is to raise more than $6,000 - enough to fund a wish for a deserving child and his/her family. Let's do it again!
Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. If you do nothing else, please watch this video. As we remember all of the challenges over the last twelve months, please consider how difficult things must have been for these kids and their families. There is a backlog of wishes to be granted and we need help to grant them all.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
For every $100 you contribute directly to Make-A-Wish via this website, you'll receive 1 entry bracket in an NCAA Tournament contest that I have set up on ESPN.com's Tournament Challenge website. Our hope is that many of you are able to contribute more than 1 bracket...but please know that every bracket helps. Please include your contact information as you make your donation (include email and phone). You'll receive a tax receipt directly from Make-A-Wish, and I will also be notified that you donated. I'll then email you the ESPN group entry information so that you can complete your bracket(s). It's very easy to enter.
The winner will earn bragging rights and win an awesome trophy commemorating your generosity, as well as your superiority over the other entrants. The first three years' winners were Peter E. of Charlotte, NC in 2017, Sandy S. of Bondville, VT in 2018 and Joe O. of Dallas, TX in 2019. Last year we were not able to celebrate a champion, but through your generosity we were still able to provide needed support. Please help by contributing any amount you can - $100, $200, or even more. Every dollar you donate can help Make-A-Wish kids renew their courage and find a turning point in their lives.
Thank you for your support!