The annual college basketball tournament is a great experience for fans and non-fans alike. Whether you put a few bucks into a pool, make educated picks or just choose teams based on uniform colors or nicknames, this is a great time of year to get together with friends, watch the game and cheer on your team. Or at least cheer on a successful bracket. Not only can you get together with friends, you can help raise money for Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island at the same time.
Swish Night, An Evening Of Wishes and College Basketball, is an opportunity to watch the national college basketball semifinals on Saturday night, April 5, at the Longmeadow Country Club (400 Shaker Road in Longmeadow). The event gives you the chance to watch championship college basketball on big-screen televisions, sample different food stations and take part in an auction that helps celebrate the joy of children's wishes provided by Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The event runs from 7-11 p.m. and the attire is country club casual – collared shirts and no jeans.
Tickets And Sponsorship Opportunities Are Available
Individual tickets for Swish Night are $125 per person. There are also sponsorship opportunities available: Champion ($15,000), Final Game ($8,500), Final Four ($7,500), Elite Eight ($3,500), and Sweet 16 ($1,750). Levels all include tickets to the event, the sponsor’s name placed in event materials, signage and listed on Make-A-Wish website. To purchase tickets or for additional details, contact Peg Wheble at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-733-9474.
Last year’s Swish Night raised $120,000 – enough to grant 16 wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions – which makes this year’s event an important event for Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island to continue their work.
Donate A Car To Help Make-A-Wish Massachusetts And Rhode Island
If you can’t make Swish Night, there are other ways to contribute to Make-A-Wish. One of those ways might be right in your garage or on your driveway. Our vehicle donation charity, Wheels For Wishes, takes your unwanted vehicle and helps turn it into wishes. All proceeds from the sale of your vehicle go toward Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island. We pick up and tow away your car, boat, SUV, ATV, motorcycle or motorhome at no cost to you and your donation is tax deductible.
To learn more about the process or if you’re ready to make a donation, dial 1-855-692-9474 or fill out a vehicle donation form online. Every contribution counts and will help Make-A-Wish reach their goal of granting every child with a life-threatening medical condition their wish.