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Mar 21, 2017

5-Year-Old Uses Superhero Powers to Battle Foes and Cancer

ABC2 WMAR Baltimore

In civilian life, 5-year-old Kaheem races around his house and loves to play with superheroes but when he puts on a cape, he becomes one. Last December, Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic helped make Kaheem's wish to become a superhero come true.

Mar 03, 2017

Alex Ovechkin Delivers Pizza to Shocked Capitals Fans

Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin delivered something other than goals, assists and wins as he teamed up with Papa John's to be a rookie delivery driver. It was part of Papa John's "Ovechkin Wish Special" that the chain ran. Customers who ordered the special on Friday were entered in a sweepstakes to have the All-Star personally deliver their pizza while $1 from each order went to Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic.

Mar 02, 2017

Chipotle DC Raises Over $15,000 Through Partnership With Make-A-Wish

America's Charities

On December 15, 2016, Chipotle partnered with Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic to host a fundraiser across the entire DC Metropolitan area. On that day, if guests mentioned Make-A-Wish at the cash register of any Chipotle in the area, they donated half of the proceeds from that guests’ sale to Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic.

Feb 21, 2017

Capitals Hang Out With Fans At Topgolf For Charity Event 'Wish Upon A Par'

Russian Machine Never Breaks

On Monday, the Capitals spent their day at Topgolf for Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic’s Wish Upon A Par. The event gave Caps fans a unique opportunity to spend the day eating and golfing with their favorite players while raising funds for a fantastic non-profit organization. Many of the Wish Kids from Hockey Fights Cancer month attended and were reunited with their players.

Feb 20, 2017

Caps Team Up With Make-A-Wish For Charity Golf Event

CSN Mid-Atlantic

Capitals players and alumni hit the driving range today with kids from Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic to help raise money and awareness.

Feb 15, 2017

Wish Upon A Par Event Features Opportunity To Hang Out With Caps Players

Russian Machine Never Breaks

This upcoming Monday from 2-5pm, Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic is hosting an event called Wish Upon A Par. For $125, you can purchase a ticket and attend the event, which includes 2.5 hours of play and unlimited food and nonalcoholic beverages. But hurry, I’m told general admission tickets are going very fast. The event also is offering a rare and semi-inexpensive way to hang out with your favorite Caps player during the event.

Feb 09, 2017

Wish To Come True For Young Parkville Boy

ABC2 - WMAR Baltimore

Sometimes sports are more than just games. Sometimes they are more than winning, losing or trying your best. Sometimes sports give people hope, a reason to be excited, a reason to stay positive. That’s what’s happening for a family in Parkville, and one boy in particular, who is about to get the experience of a lifetime. Vaughn Barrier II is smiley, lively, energetic, like any 4-year-old.

Feb 08, 2017

Bilingual Volunteers Needed to Grant Wishes with Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic

America's Charities

Because of the wide territory Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic’s chapter serves, we are desperately in need of bilingual, Spanish-speaking volunteers. While we find many Spanish-speaking families are referred to our organization, due to low counts of bilingual volunteers, many of our Spanish-speaking families do not make it through the entire wish process.

Feb 07, 2017

Capitals Players To Host Wish Upon A Par

Select Capitals players and their significant others will host "Wish Upon A Par," on Monday, Feb. 20, at Top Golf Loudon in Ashburn, Va. Tickets are currently on sale, with all proceeds benefiting Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic.

Feb 07, 2017

Make-A-Wish Grants Travel Wish For Local Girl With Heart Condition


When we think of people impacted by heart disease or a heart condition, we usually think of people middle-aged or older. However, people of all ages are impacted. Gracie lives in Prince William County, Virginia and her name fits her perfectly. She has been through more than many people 10 times her age, and she is still smiling and laughing just like any other six-year-old. Grace was born with half of a heart, a condition called hypoplastic heart syndrome.

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