2013 Make-A-Wish Tuna Challenge ‘Reels’ in over $180,000 to benefit Make-A-Wish® San Diego
The 24th Annual Make-A-Wish Tuna Challenge hooked in major support to grant wishes for local children with life-threatening medical conditions.
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 27, 2013
Presented by the Jobsite Supply Company, over 600 anglers cast their lines for a good cause during this multi-day tuna event held August 24–25th. The tournament culminated with a post-tournament banquet on Sunday, August 25 at the Portuguese Hall that included awards, lunch, raffles, live and silent auctions and a chance to win a new Mazda.
“The real catch of the day was the support for our Wish Kids,” says Tuna Challenge Committee Member Malaine Hall-Plymesser, “Even in a challenging economy, the fishing community stepped up for Make-A-Wish and the support that we got from sponsors, anglers, donors and volunteers was tremendous. After 24 years of deep-sea fundraising, the Tuna Challenge event has raised over $2.9 million toward granting wishes in San Diego!”
The Make-A-Wish Tuna Challenge committee is comprised of an all-volunteer group that works tirelessly year round to make this event so successful.
About Make-A-Wish® San Diego
Make-A-Wish San Diego grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Since its inception in 1983, the San Diego chapter has granted more than 3,000 wishes to children in San Diego and Imperial Counties.
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