"We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.”

- Winston Churchill

Make-A-Wish Foundation

The Make-A-Wish foundation is a non-profit organization that works with families to grant wishes for children who are diagnosed with a critical illness. W.A. Smith Financial Group is currently partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Last year, we granted a wish for a 13-year-old boy named Kaleb. Granting Kaleb's wish gave us the opportunity to see the smiles on the faces of him and his family whose lives were positively impacted. This year, it is our goal to grant the wishes of two young boys; Thomas and Gabriel. Granting a wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation is a one of a kind experience, and we want you to be a part of it!

Thomas & Gabriel's Stories

Thomas is 11 years old and he's battling spinal muscular dystrophy. This disease damages the nerve cells that control how muscles work, which causes muscles to slowly weaken and waste away. Thomas's wish is to meet the cast of his favorite T.V. show. Gabriel is 4 years old and he is battling cystic fibrosis. This is a progressive genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. Gabriel's wish is to go to Disney world.

For children like Thomas and Gabriel who are both living with critical illnesses, this experience means so much more than just a vacation. It will provide them the opportunity to step away from difficult medical routines and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that only Make-A-Wish can provide.

 

Events

Each year, we hold events to assist in raising money for our selected cause.

Charity Golf Outing

This year, W.A. Smith Financial Group will host its Inaugural Charity Golf Outing in support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. It will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019 at Legacy Golf Course at Sweetbriar Golf Club. There are four easy ways to support:

  1. Play in the Outing
  2. Choose to be a Sponsor
  3. Donate a Raffle or Door Prize Item
  4. Simply Donate to the Cause at the Link Below

To sign up or if you have any questions, please contact Rachel Rice - Rachel@WASmithFinancial.com or 1-866-417-4156. We thank you in advance for your continued support.

Bill's BBQ Bash

This event is held annually at Bill and his family's property in Elyria, where clients are invited to attend. It features a BBQ dinner, live music, and the opportunity to donate to our selected cause. Raffles are held to further increase donations.

Lake Erie Crushers Game

The Lake Erie Crushers are a professional baseball team, part of the independent Frontier League. Every year, we invite clients to attend and provide tickets in exchange for a small donation.

We were able to raise $200 at this event alone, getting us one step closer to our goal.
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Wild Bill's Country Hoedown – 09.13.2018

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