MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Grand Prix New York has been busy this month holding a number of fundraisers to benefit Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley, in an effort to raise between $7,500 and $10,000 in donations, enough to pay for one child’s wish.
Make-A-Wish grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Since its inception in 1986, the Hudson Valley chapter has granted more than 2,400 wishes to children in the communities it serves.
The first Grand Prix New York fundraiser asks customers to purchase a Make-A-Wish wristband at Grand Prix New York’s Arcade Counter for 200 arcade points, and Grand Prix will donate $5 to Make-A-Wish. In the first 14 days of the fundraiser, Grand Prix New York had already sold 145 of the wristbands.
The second fundraiser is a simple $1 donation to Make-A-Wish, in exchange for the donor's name on a star to be hung around the Grand Prix facility. To date, 389 of these donations have been made, which puts Grand Prix off to a great start to reach their donation goal.
“Paying for one child’s wish is a great goal for us to target, especially around this time of year” says Cathy DiRienzo, GPNY’s General Manager. “The wish experience can be a real game-changer for a child with a life-threatening medical condition, and it’s great to have the opportunity to help grant wishes to kids over the holiday season.”
In addition, as part of the fundraisers at Grand Prix New York, Elizabeth Diamond, daughter of GPNY partner Jim Diamond, is also raising money for Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley. Through her 'K’s for Kids' running fundraiser, Elizabeth has already raised over $2,500.
“We are deeply grateful for the generous support from Grand Prix New York and Elizabeth Diamond. It is through their fundraisers we are able to help make a wish come true for a child in the Hudson Valley facing a life-threatening medical condition,” said Thomas J. Conklin, president and chief executive officer of Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley.
To learn more about Make-A-Wish, visit http://hudson.wish.org/