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The Fourth Annual Wish Ball Aims to Raise a Record $200,000 to Grant Wishes for S.C. Wish Kids


October 04, 2016



The lights were dimmed and the audience sat with bated breath when wish kid Joey looked across the stage, lifted his microphone and said to wish kid, Malayzia, “You’re going on your wish tomorrow!”

Malayzia at Wish Ball

And so it went at the 2016 Wish Ball when guests experienced a moment like they had never witnessed before.  Each year Make-A-Wish® South Carolina invites guests to an incredible event celebrating wish granting for children with life-threatening medical conditions in our communities - The Wish Ball.  Guests enjoy a thrilling night filled with inspirational messages and leave the gala filled with joy - a direct reflection of a wish kid's spirit after a transformational wish experience. 

Now, we invite you to be a part of the 2017 Wish Ball.

The Wish Ball is an enriching opportunity to directly support the wishes of local children, helping enable the chapter to grant more wishes this year. Make-A-Wish South Carolina aims to raise a record $200,000 to ensure that every eligible child in our state is able to receive a magical and transformational wish experience.

The gala will be held on February 25, 2017 at the University of South Carolina Alumni Center in Columbia S.C. at 6pm. Here’s how you can support The Wish Ball:

Become a Sponsor

Sponsors are vital to the success of the gala and our goal to raise a record $200,000 to directly benefit the children we serve and their families.

Sponsorships are available at several levels to accommodate varying budgets and provide maximum benefits of brand alignment for your company. Visit to download a Sponsorship Opportunities brochure.

Purchase Tickets

Attend the Wish Ball as a guest and enjoy a gourmet meal, live music and dancing and a few surprises you won't want to miss! Tickets can be purchased for individuals, couples and tables. Purchase tickets online at

Donate an Auction Item

WishBallLogo_FullHighlights at each gala are the live and silent auctions.  From destination getaways to housewares to art, auctions provide exciting entertainment for guests and help raise needed funds for wishes. If you have an item or service you would like to donate to the auction, please download the Auction Donation Form at Your gift can make the difference in a local kid with a serious medical condition receiving his/her wish.

For more information, contact Maggie Morton at or 864-250-0702. You may also visit

We encourage supporters to spread the word about the 2017 Wish Ball using the hashtag #SCwishball on their favorite social media network.

About Make-A-Wish® South Carolina

Make-A-Wish® South Carolina grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. We believe a wish can be a game-changer in the life of a wish kid, providing transformative experiences that allow wish kids to anticipate something positive and empowering in their lives. Make-A-Wish South Carolina granted 180 wishes last year, averaging to a wish every forty-eight hours.  The chapter receives funding through private donations, individuals, companies and special events. For more information about Make-A-Wish South Carolina, visit and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.

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Press Contact

Crystal Alifanow
Director of Communications
225 South Pleasantburg Drive C17
Greenville, SC  29607

Phone : (864) 250-0702 x103
Fax : (864) 250-0704


Make-A-Wish® South Carolina
225 South Pleasantburg Drive
Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 250-0702
Toll Free (800) 293-9474