Tucker Hibbert is continuing his efforts to raise money for Make-A-Wish® Foundation of Minnesota by leading a team at the 2018 Walk for Wishes® Twin Cities event. For the third consecutive year, Hibbert is bringing together fans, friends and family to join Team 68 and help grant the wishes of children with critical illnesses.
“Raising money for Make-A-Wish Minnesota through Walk for Wishes is really turning into a fun tradition for me and my fans,” Hibbert said. “After my first experience helping grant a wish through Make-A-Wish in 2015, I knew I wanted to get more involved with the organization. Walk for Wishes has provided me the opportunity to bring together people and raise money for a great cause. It’s been awesome to see how excited people are to get involved. The whole experience of building the team, getting ready for the event and the actual walk itself has definitely been a highlight of my year since we started doing this.”
Since 2016, Hibbert’s Team 68 has raised over $21,000 for Make-A-Wish Minnesota through the Walk for Wishes event.
“Tucker and all of those who join Team 68 help make life-changing wishes come true. We’re so thankful for this team – their support makes all the difference to Minnesota kids facing the biggest challenge of their life,” said Mia Broos Hoagberg, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Minnesota. “We’re now studying how wishes can have a long-term impact on very sick kids. Anticipating a wish can provide the spark of hope so often missing during a critical illness. Wishes help kids feel better, and sometimes even help them get better.”
The 2018 Walk for Wishes Twin Cites 1-mile walk and 5K run will take place the morning of Saturday, August 4 at Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis. A $20 donation registers you for the event and reserves your Team 68 Walk for Wishes t-shirt. People who join the team but are unable to attend the event will still receive the t-shirt to acknowledge their contribution. All money raised goes directly to Make-A-Wish Minnesota. To join Team 68, visit site.wish.org/goto/Team68.
Nick’s Wish: http://bit.ly/NickWishSnowmobile
Jared’s Wish: http://bit.ly/JaredWish-Snowmobile
Team 68 Walk for Wishes
2017 Photos: http://bit.ly/Team68-WalkForWishes2017-Photos
2016 Photos: http://bit.ly/Team68-WalkForWishes2016-Photos
2016 Video: http://bit.ly/Team68-WalkForWishes2016_Video
About Tucker Hibbert
Tucker Hibbert, 33, is a former professional snowmobile snocross racer. He entered his first race at age 8 and turned pro at age 16. After 18 years of racing professionally, he announced his retirement from snocross May 2018. With 138 Pro National Snocross wins, 11 Pro National Championships, 10 X Games medals and 2 World Championship titles, he is the most decorated snocross racer in history. For more information on Hibbert, visit tucker-hibbert.com .
About Make-A-Wish ® Minnesota
Make-A-Wish Minnesota creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We seek to bring every eligible child's wish to life because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight their illness. Make-A-Wish is the world’s leading children’s wish-granting organization, serving children in every community in the United States and in more than 50 countries worldwide. Together, generous donors, supporters, staff and more than 700 Minnesota volunteers, grant a wish every 27 hours, on average, somewhere in the state. Since 1982, Make-A-Wish Minnesota has granted more than 5,000 wishes to children in Minnesota. For more information about Make-A-Wish Minnesota, visit mn.wish.org .
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 1-mile 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 2017, more than 500 people participated in the Walk for Wishes Minnesota event, raising over $118,000 for Make-A-Wish Minnesota.