Friday, November 16, 2012

Andrew Roby Raises $120,000 for Make-A-Wish - A World Record

The Pitchin' for Wishes Cornhole Tourney, co-sponsored by Andrew Roby and Harris Teeter, raised $120,000 for Make-A-Wish® Central & Western North Carolina.

The money will provide hope, strength and joy for as many as 20 children suffering from life-threatening medical conditions. The average cost to grant a child's wish through Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina is $6,000.

"The tournament was a lot of fun, and we're thrilled to support the mission of Make-A-Wish in such a meaningful way," said David McGuire, Andrew Roby chief operating officer. "It's great to know that everyone involved with Pitchin' for Wishes has helped make dreams come true for so many deserving children in our area."

Though Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina grants about 200 wishes each year, it has more than 325 qualified children in its pipeline. The organization relies solely on fundraising support from the local community.

"The Andrew Roby family of companies, their employees and vendors are true partners in the Power of a Wish®," said Amy E. Brindley, president and chief executive officer of Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina. "We are overwhelmed at the lengths they go to help fund the wishes of children in our community that are battling incredible odds. They are truly a vital part of our Make-A-Wish family."

The Pitchin' for Wishes Cornhole Tourney on Oct. 13 at Freedom Park featured an NCAA bracket-style bag-toss competition, as well as food, music and entertainment. Almost 1,000 people attended the family-friendly event, which was the fifth annual cornhole tournament organized by Andrew Roby. The tournaments have raised a combined $353,000 for various charities.

Last year's event set a Guinness world record with 256 cornhole players. The 2012 tournament broke the record with 288 players, and the results are in the process of being certified by Guinness.

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