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Rev Your Engines for Wishes Week in Tri Cities with Make-A-Wish® Washington

Date

May 28, 2013

Location

Tri Cities, WA

Wish Week kicks off with local resident's wish.

WHO & WHAT

Make-A-Wish Washington, the non-profit organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions, is hosting a week-long celebration of wish-granting in Tri Cities from June 2nd through 9th! Wish Week kicks off with six-year-old Miette’s wish for a renovated airstream trailer and will continue with community events throughout the week.

WHEN & WHERE

Miette’s Trailer Renovation Wish with a Special ‘Perk’

Sunday, June 2nd, 3 to 5 p.m. Come down to Barracuda Coffee (2171 Van Giesen Street, Richland) to celebrate six-year-old Miette’s wish for a renovation of her family’s Airstream trailer. Miette will arrive via Corvette caravan from 3 Rivers Corvette Club to Barracuda Coffee Company, where she will work her dream job as a barista! Coffee, donuts, and Blue Bunny ice cream will be provided free of charge. She’ll see her trailer for the first time when friends and family shout ‘move that truck!’ at a Blue Bunny ice cream semi-truck, hiding her trailer in the parking lot. Come see the surprise on her face!  

Wells, the maker of Blue Bunny ice cream, is adopting Miette’s wish as part of their 100 Years, 100 Wishes campaign in which they will grant 100 wishes to children throughout the country in honor of their milestone birthday.

Wish Week is Official!

Tuesday, June 4th, 6 p.m. During the City Council meeting, a Mayoral Proclamation naming June 2nd through 9th “Make-A-Wish Week” in Tri-Cities will be announced.

Happy Hour for Hope

Wednesday, June 5th, 4 to 8 p.m. Time to say ‘Cheers’ to wishes! Join us at our Happy Hour for Hope at Cedar’s in Kennewick (355 Clover Island Drive, Kennewick) for a toast to hope, strength, and joy.

Corvettes on the Columbia

Friday, June 7th, 2 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Clear the way for the Corvette caravan to Desert Wind Winery (2258 Wine Country Road, Prosser)! We will meet at the South Ridge Sports Complex (2901 Southridge Boulevard, Kennewick) for the Corvette staging and start of the caravan. The caravan departs for the private winery event at 5:45 p.m.

Saturday, June 8th

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join us for the Corvettes on the Columbia event, sponsored by 3 Rivers Corvette Club and McCurley Integrity Dealerships, to benefit our local chapter! The event will be held at Columbia Park (5111 Columbia Park Trail) in Kennewick. Food and beverages will be available, as well as a silent auction and more than 200 Corvettes dating from 1953 to 2013.

5 p.m. Hop on over to Clover Island Inn (435 Clover Island Drive, Kennewick) for a comedy hour and outdoor concert featuring Groove City Band. The goal for this year is to raise enough funds to grant seven wishes to local kids! Local wish kids will be in attendance at the event.

Media interested in covering any of these events may contact Leslie Woodfill, Regional Co-Director, Spokane Office (Prior to June 2nd: 509.747.1418, after June 2nd: 509.995.5431, or yrfyvr@nxjn.jvfu.bet) to set up an interview with a Make-A-Wish child, staff member, or volunteer.

Join the conversation!

The public can also follow all the events throughout the week on the local Make-A-Wish chapter’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/northwestwishes and on Twitter @MakeAWishAKWA for news updates and sneak peeks for the Week of Wishes.

About Make-A-Wish Washington

Since our inception, Make-A-Wish Washington has granted nearly 900 wishes to local children in Eastern Washington with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. This year, the local chapter will grant about 120 wishes in Eastern Washington alone. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can influence the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. For more information about Make-A-Wish Washington and how you can share the power of a wish® please call 800.304.9474, visit www.akwa.wish.org or connect with us at www.facebook.com/northwestwishes or on Twitter @MakeAWishAKWA.

CONTACTS

Leslie Woodfill
Regional Director, Spokane Office
Leslie@akwa.wish.org
(O) 509.747.1418 or (C) 509.995.5431

Lindsay Schrupp
Media Relations
Yvaqfnl@nxjn.jvfu.bet
206.588.8953

Press Contact

Jeannette Tarcha
Vice President, Communications & Marketing
811 1st Ave #620
Seattle, WA  98104

Phone : (206) 623-5338
Fax : (206) 623-5333
wgnepun@nxjn.jvfu.bet

Latest Status Update

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Seattle, WA 98104
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Spokane, WA 99202
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Anchorage, AK 99501
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