Sonic Automotive Group Named Presenting Sponsor for Walk for Wishes 2018
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (January 16, 2018) – Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee is proud to announce Sonic Automotive Group has signed on as the presenting sponsor of Walk For Wishes® 2018. The Walk will take place Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, in Nashville.
The event, which begins at 9:00 a.m., includes a family fun zone, an award ceremony for top fundraisers, a one-mile walk and post-walk pizza donated by Hunt Brothers® Pizza.
Jessica Bliss, storytelling columnist for The Tennessean, will serve as the emcee for the event for a third time.
“In a community that supports us, we feel like giving back to our community through helping enrich the lives of the children that live here is our blessing,” said Robert Holly, General Manager Crest Honda, a Sonic Automotive Dealership. The associates that work for us get so much by being involved in our Make-A-Wish partnership.”
“We are so happy to welcome Sonic Automotive Group into our Make-A-Wish family,” said Beth Torres, president & CEO of Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee. “With Sonic Automotive leading the charge for community support, we are one step closer to granting life-changing wishes to the more than 200 local children who are waiting to have their wishes granted. We invite our Middle Tennessee supporters to start their teams today!”
Families are encouraged to bring their friends and children to this event. Walk registration is free, and families are encouraged to register as a team. Walkers that raise at least $100 will receive a t-shirt. The fundraising goal for the event is $250,000, all of which goes directly to granting wishes in Middle Tennessee. Sponsorship opportunities are still available to help reach this goal.
Walk for Wishes presented by Sonic Automotive Group is made possible by the support of community partners including Sonic Automotive, Guy Brown Diverse Business Solutions, The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Enterprise Holdings, Electronic Express, Construction Enterprises, Inc., Hunt Brothers Pizza, ATA Martial Arts, Bridgeview Bank Mortgage Company and Marti Loftis State Farm.
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About Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee: Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee grants wishes in 38 counties and has granted more 1,500 wishes since its founding in 2000. Nationally, Make-A-Wish grants a wish every 34 minutes and has granted more than 300,000 wishes in the United States since its inception in 1980. For more information about Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee, visit middletennessee.wish.org and discover how you can transform lives, one wish at a time.
About Walk For Wishes® Presented by Sonic Automotive: Walk For Wishes®presented by Sonic Automotive is a family-friendly one-mile walk where wish kids, volunteers, and community members can come together in support of the Make-A-Wish mission. This event serves as a celebration of the more than 1,500 wishes already granted in Middle Tennessee while allowing the local community to raised much-needed funds for future wishes!