June 20, 2016 – Snowmobile snocross champion Tucker Hibbert is leading a team focused on raising money for Make-A-Wish® Minnesota. No stranger to setting and achieving goals, the 14-time X Games medalist is asking fans, friends and family to join his Team 68 Walk for Wishes® team to raise $6,800; the average cost for Make-A-Wish Minnesota to grant the wish of a child.
Saturday, August 6, Hibbert will lead Team 68 in a 5K walk through Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis at the 10th Annual Walk for Wishes event. A donation of $20 or more earns you a spot on the team and a limited edition Team 68 t-shirt. Every dollar raised by the team will go directly to Make-A-Wish Minnesota.
“We’re really excited to get Team 68 fans together to raise money for Make-A-Wish Minnesota,” Hibbert said. “Last year, when we were involved with granting a boy’s wish to get a snowmobile, we experienced firsthand the power of a wish. It’s an honor to be involved with an organization that’s making a difference in people’s lives.”
“A wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with a life-threatening medical condition. A wish is much more than just a nice thing. The experience can positively impact the lives of everyone involved, forever,” said Mia Broos Hoagberg, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Minnesota. “With the support of friends like Tucker, we are able to grant life-changing wishes for Minnesota kids. Every dollar raised through Walk for Wishes will provide wish kids and families with a healing experience at a time when they are devastated by their diagnosis. We thank Tucker for his continued support.”
To join Hibbert’s Team 68 Walk for Wishes team, go to http://bit.ly/Team68Wish. People who join for $20 but are unable to attend the event will still get a limited edition t-shirt to acknowledge their contribution.
For more information on Hibbert’s past involvement with Make-A-Wish Minnesota, visit http://bit.ly/NickWishSnowmobile.
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 2015, over 600 people participated in the Walk for Wishes Minnesota event, raising nearly $75,000 for Make-A-Wish Minnesota.
About Make-A-Wish Minnesota
Make-A-Wish Minnesota grants the wishes of Minnesota children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can have positive impacts on 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. With the help of generous donors and nearly 800 Minnesota volunteers, Make-A-Wish Minnesota grants a wish somewhere in the state on average every 27 hours. It has granted almost 5,000 wishes since its inception. Visit Make-A-Wish Minnesota at www.mn.wish.org to learn more.
About Tucker Hibbert
Tucker Hibbert, 31, 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 http://www.tucker-hibbert.com.
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