Join the Roby Family of Companies and Harris Teeter for the 13th annual Pitchin’ for Wishes Cornhole Tournament benefiting Make-A-Wish® Central & Western North Carolina. Bags will fly Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Freedom Park.
Since 2008, the Roby Family of Companies has been building a better community through the success of this tournament, a two-time Guinness World Record setting event. Over the last 12 years, thanks to generous sponsors, donors and players, the event has raised over $1,900,000 for Make-A-Wish® Central & Western North Carolina and other local charities. And we have no plans to slow down. We’re on a mission to raise another $225,000 in 2020 alone!
All money raised will go directly to Make-A-Wish® Central & Western North Carolina to help grant the wishes of children with critical illnesses in our local community. If we hit our $225,000 fundraising goal, they will be able to grant the wishes of 37 deserving kids right here in our local community.
The tournament features an NCAA bracket style cornhole competition, as well as food, drinks, music, appearances by local mascots, kids’ activities and more. In 2019, 160 teams competed in the tournament as hundreds of spectators cheered them on.
Make-A-Wish® is the largest wish granting organization in the world, and grants the wishes of children with critical illnesses to enrich their lives with hope, strength and joy at a time when they need it most.
Total Patient Outcome
A wish come true is more than just a nice thing. For most children and their families, it’s a vital antidote against the illness they are battling. A wish come true helps children feel stronger, more energetic, more willing and able to battle their life-threatening medical conditions.
97% of wish families and 96% of health professionals observe increases in the wish kid’s emotional health.
89% of nurses, doctors, social workers and child life specialists combined believe that the wish experience can influence the wish kid’s physical health.
74% of parents saw the wish experience as a positive turning point in their child’s battle against their illness.
Local Reach & Scope
Make-A-Wish® Central & Western North Carolina serves the 51 counties from Burlington west. The chapter has granted more than 4,000 wishes since its inception in 1985, and has never turned down an eligible wish.
Between September 1, 2019 and August 31, 2020, they will grant a record setting 350 wishes. They are granting more wishes this year than ever before, and at the average cost of $6,000 per wish, they need our help to make each one a reality.
Who is Eligible
A child with a life-threatening medical condition who has reached the age of 2½ and is younger than 18 at the time of referral is potentially eligible for a wish.
Who Can Refer a Child
Anyone can initiate the referral process. Visit nc.wish.org/refer-a-child to get started.
What a Child Can Wish For
The child’s imagination is always the driving force in determining, designing, and coordinating the wish experience. Most wish requests fall in to five major categories (I wish to GO, I wish to HAVE, I wish to BE, I wish to MEET and I wish to GIVE), but every wish is unique and powerful.
The Roby Family of Companies is committed to giving back to the community that has supported us since 1950 by being servant leaders. From supporting and volunteering for local little leagues and Make-A-Wish® Central & Western North Carolina to actively participating in area service clubs and industry organizations, we firmly believe that we strengthen our communities with our time and talents.
Andrew Roby, Inc. was founded in Charlotte, NC in 1950 and is a third generation, family-owned company. What started as a simple, one man remodeling firm more than 69 years ago has expanded across the state with offices in Charlotte and Boone, NC. Specializing in custom homes, remodeling, and kitchen and bath renovations, Andrew Roby “makes it home” for clients through exceptional quality, craftsmanship and customer service for life.
Roby Services was established in 2018 to bring Roby Electric, Roby Handyman, Roby Heating & Cooling and Roby Plumbing (formerly W.H. Hobbs Plumbing) under one umbrella. That way with one call, you have the best specialists at your door!
Founded in 2009, Roby Commercial is focused exclusively on commercial projects crafted with the same exceptional quality and care our clients have enjoyed since 1950.
Roby Realty, established in 2015, brings over five decades of experience in both residential and commercial real estate, focused on the premier properties available within the greater Charlotte area.