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, Aug. 5. Last year, Hibbert’s Team 68 raised more than $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, Aug. 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. Join Team 68 at 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 contributions.