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March 03, 2017


Fort Mill, SC

SC student, “Deuce”, wished to have a fishing boat

On Saturday, March 2, 2017, Cody, best known as “Deuce” to all who know him, will receive his wish from Make-A-Wish® South Carolina. 

CodywithVolunteersGrowing up with cystic fibrosis has created many challenges throughout the 14-year-old’s childhood that were often restricting. His childhood has not always been as he and his family would like it to be but Deuce has found pleasure in family bonding time and the peaceful pursuit of fishing.

After being referred to Make-A-Wish, Deuce was asked what his one, true wish to be and without hesitation he answered, “I wish to have a fishing boat.” The spirited young man says when he thinks about his wish coming true, he imagines spending time with his dad out on the water, learning to drive the boat and taking it to the beach so he can relax and just enjoy spending time with his family.

Make-A-Wish worked with Cabela’s in Fort Mill to help make Deuce’s wish come true. This Saturday, Cabela’s will host a mock fishing tournament on private ponds for Deuce, complete with a trophy. Following the tournament, Cabela’s will host a weigh-in then a live reveal of his wish at their Fort Mill store.  The community is invited to come and support Deuce and celebrate the power of a wish come true.

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WHAT: Wish granting for Piedmont kid at Cabela’s.

WHO should attend: Media is invited to attend for photo and B-roll ops. This event is open to the public.


  • Weigh-in for fish caught in Deuce’s fishing tournament taking place earlier in the day
  • Live reveal of Deuce’s wish: a fishing boat
  • Celebration: there will be games, music and food to celebrate

WHEN: Saturday, March 4, 2017. 4pm-6pm

WHERE: Cabela’s #62 1000 Cabela Dr Fort Mill, SC 29708

WHY: Make-A-Wish believes a wish experience can be a game-changer. We believe a wish is treatment in the form of hope, strength and joy. We encourage the community to share in the celebration of a local child’s courage and inspiration.

On-site Contact: Crystal Alifanow, Communications Manager cell: 864-626-8510

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®.

About Cabela’s

Cabela’s Incorporated, the World’s Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, offers thousands of products, including hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, boating and wildlife-watching gear, as well as clothing and outdoor-themed gifts and furnishings. The company is famous for its strong brand and world-renowned reputation for delivering quality merchandise, value and legendary customer service.

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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