Harris Teeter, Andrew Roby Collaborate to Support Make-A-Wish® Central and Western North Carolina

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Company to Donate $75,000 to Make-A-Wish® Central and Western North Carolina

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WHAT: Harris Teeter will make a $75,000 donation to Make-A-Wish® Central and Western North Carolina at the start of the Andrew Roby’s annual “Pitchin for Wishes” Cornhole Tournament at Freedom Park. The money was raised through the generosity of Harris Teeter vendors who will participate in a cornhole tournament hosted by Harris Teeter on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. The winners of the Harris Teeter cornhole tournament will also participate in the “Pitchin’ for Wishes” tournament.

Andrew Roby has hosted “Pitchin’ for Wishes” since 2008 and raised over $350,000 for charity. The 2013 event will be held Saturday, Sept. 28 during which two-person teams will gather at the Freedom Park Baseball Fields to raise money for Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina and compete for a chance to win first or second place cash prizes.

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich their lives with hope, strength and joy at a time when they need it most. For many, it marks a turning point in their fight against their illness. The average cost to grant a child’s wish through Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina is $6,000. One hundred percent of the funds raised within the community will fund the wishes of the local children.

WHERE:    Freedom Park Baseball Fields
    1900 East Blvd.
    Charlotte, N.C. 28203        

WHEN:     Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013
    Tournament Registration at 10 a.m.
    Check Presentation at 10:50 a.m.
    Tournament from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.    

WHO:     The following individuals will be available for comment:

  •     Andrew Roby, Inc.
  •     Make-A-Wish: Amy Brindley, CEO; Stephanie Leeper, Marketing & Communications Manager; Chris Webber, Development Coordinator
  •     Wish Family: The Payne Family

Media interested in covering or attending the event, please contact:

Danna Jones
Communication Specialist
Harris Teeter

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