June 20, 2017 – Tucker Hibbert will once again lead a team of loyal fans, friends and family at Make-A-Wish® Minnesota’s Walk for Wishes® event in Minneapolis Saturday, August 5. Last year, Hibbert’s Team 68 raised over $10,000 to help fund the wishes of children battling life-threatening medical conditions.
“I’m really excited to get Team 68 together again to raise money for Make-A-Wish Minnesota,” Hibbert said. “I was blown away by the success of last year’s team and the amount of money we raised. It was awesome having so many people rally together to support the cause. I’ve seen, first-hand, the joy and strength a wish provides for a wish kid. I’m honored to have the opportunity to be involved in an organization that can provide that and thankful people around me feel the same way.”
“Kids who receive a wish are often facing the biggest challenge of their young lives, and their families are facing those struggles right alongside them,” said Mia Broos Hoagberg, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Minnesota. “By walking with Tucker you are sending a strong signal to wish kids and their families – You don’t walk alone. We are here for you! With each step, and with every dollar raised, you bring joy to a child who desperately needs it.”
The 2017 Walk for Wishes 5K walk and run will take place Saturday, August 5 at Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis. A donation of $20 confirms a spot on Team 68 and limited edition t-shirt. Every dollar raised by the team will go directly to Make-A-Wish Minnesota. To join Team 68, go to site.wish.org/goto/Team68. People who join for $20 but are unable to attend the event will still receive a limited edition t-shirt to acknowledge their contribution.
For more information on Hibbert’s past involvement with Make-A-Wish, visit the following links:
Team 68 Walk for Wishes 2016:
About Walk for Wishes®
Powered by wish families, volunteers, donors, and friends, Walk For Wishes is a spirited event that gives you the choice to participate in either the 5K walk or 5K run! This fundraising event, benefiting Make-A-Wish Minnesota celebrates the thousands of wishes that have already been granted, while raising funds for future wishes. By participating in Walk For Wishes, you can help bring the life-changing impact of a wish to children in our community battling life-threatening medical conditions. In 2016, 550 people participated in the Walk for Wishes Minnesota event, raising over $96,000 for Make-A-Wish Minnesota.
About Make-A-Wish® Minnesota
Thirty-five years and 5,000 wishes later, Make-A-Wish Minnesota serves kids in our state and we can’t do it without our supporters and donors. From granting four wishes in our first year, to granting more than 250 last year, we have come a long way, but our work is not over yet. We’re lighting a spark within our organization and our community to grant a wish for every eligible child because we know wishes matter. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can influence the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. For more information about Make-A-Minnesota and how you can share the power of a wish®, please call 612-767-9474 (WISH), visit mn.wish.org or connect with us at facebook.com/makeawishmn or on Twitter @MakeAWishMN.
About Tucker Hibbert
Tucker Hibbert, 32, entered his first race at the age of eight and today stands as the most decorated snowmobile snocross racer in history. He is a two-time FIM World Snowcross champion, 14-time X Games medalist and 10-time national snocross champion. For more information on Hibbert, visit tucker-hibbert.com.