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Big Bubbas Bash Surprises Ashton With His Wish Announcement


July 06, 2012


Drake's Creek Park: Field #4 120 East Main Street Hendersonville, TN


THE EVENT:       Big Bubba’s Bash 2012  

On Friday, July 6th, Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee will celebrate Ashton’s announcement at Big Bubba’s Bash in Hendersonville, TN. Ashton and his family will be invited to go onto the field, where John Dwyer news channel 2 will announce to Ashton his wish to go to Disney will be coming true!


From 7:00-9:00p.m.  Visitors, softball players, and community can come out to enjoy the 9th annual Big Bubba’s Make-A-Wish Celebrity Softball tournament. In addition to the tournament, there will be celebrities signing autographs, several inflatables for the kids, and food for the family!


THE STORY:       Four year old Ashton was diagnosed with a brain tumor, but like any little boy he loves watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and playing trains. Ashton’s favorite animal is a dog and he really likes playing anything Mickey Mouse. When Make-A-Wish staff asked Ashton what he wanted for his wish he said; “To go to Disney World to see Mickey Mouse.”  Make-A-Wish staff, volunteers and sponsor have been working hard to plan Ashton wish announcement. On Friday July 6th, Ashton will learn that his wish is coming true at Big Bubba’s Celebrity Softball Game.


THE PLACE:       Drake's Creek Park: Field #4

120 East Main Street

Hendersonville, TN


WHEN:              Friday, July 6, 2012 from 7:00pm-8:00pm


  • Interview Make-A-Wish Staff or Ashton’s Family about his Wish coming true. 
  • Capture visuals at the softball field and the community coming together to support Ashton.



Miranda Baggott  

Community Outreach Manager

Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee

615-221-2200 x 114

Event-Day Cell – 615-476-4983


About Make-A-Wish®

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, with 64 chapters in the US and its territories. With the help of generous donors and nearly 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish every 40 minutes and has granted more than 200,000 wishes in the United States since its inception.




Since 2000, over 1050 children have received an unforgettable wish experience throughout 38 counties in Middle Tennessee.  To refer a child with a life-threatening medical condition, call 615-221-2200 Ext 111.   Individuals can make donations or donate frequent flyer miles at , call 615-221-2200 Ext 112, or send donations to Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee, 8119 Isabella Lane, Suite 105A, Brentwood, TN 37027.


For more information about Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee, visit and discover how you can share the power of a wish®


 Click here for the press release for this event



Press Contact

Beth Torres
President & CEO
600 Hill Avenue Suite 201
Nashville, TN  37210

Phone : (615) 221-2200 x4058
Fax : (615) 221-2233

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Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee
600 Hill Avenue
Suite 201
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 221-2200