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Waiting For Wishes

2016 Waiting For Wishes

More than 100 guests and 40 NFL players helped raise over $90,000 for wishes at the second annual Waiting For Wishes event on June 22, 2016.

  • Wish kid Ronald and his family returned to Waiting for Wishes after experiencing Ronald's Pro Bowl wish.

  • Event chairman and board member, Mitch Nelson poses with event emcees Olivia Harlan and Kristen Ledlow.

  • NFL players, such as Georgia Tech grad Philip Wheeler, were our hosts for the evening.

  • Much like our wish kids, these football players share a special bond with one another.

  • The event helped raise over $90,000 for local wishes in a single evening!

  • Make-A-Wish Georgia CEO Tim Earley chats with one of the guests.

  • Guests had the opportunity to take photos and get autographs with players.

  • Waiting For Wishes is a unique dining experience unlike any other.

  • Over 100 guests enjoyed a fine meal at the Palm Restaurant in Buckhead.

  • The former UGA players challenged the Georgia Tech alumni to "Call the Dawgs" for a donation.

  • Thanks to our two talented emcees, sports broadcasters Olivia Harlan and Kristen Ledlow.

  • Ronald's mother, Paula, spoke about what her son's wish experience meant to her.

  • Ronald got the chance to meet some of his favorite NFL players.

  • Thanks to the over 40 NFL players who came out to support local wishes.

  • NFL great and Georgia native Thomas Davis serves guest some delicious food.

  • A wish mom and a pro athlete share a special moment.

  • Waiting for Wishes embodies the joyful attitude inspired by wishes.

  • Former Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron plays bartender.

  • Waiting for Wishes allows guests and NFL players to be candid and have fun.

  • Two NFL players even serenaded the guests with a song of their own creation.

2015 Waiting For Wishes

The first annual Waiting For Wishes event was held on June 24, 2015 at the Palm Restaurant in Buckhead. NFL players acted as waiters and served our distinguished guests.

  • Name tags for all the Waiting For Wishes guests.

  • The menu for the evening at the Palm Restaurant.

  • Wish kid Ronald with his family at the event.

  • The set up for Waiting For Wishes at the Palm Restaurant in Buckhead.

  • One of the players prepares for his new role as a waiter.

  • Three Make-A-Wish® staff members greet guests at the door.

  • Waiting For Wishes was an elegant evening of fine dining.

  • A sign welcoming guests to Waiting For Wishes.

  • The NFL players get their marching orders before serving the guests.

  • Wish kid Ronald with event chairman Mitch Nelson.

  • Wish kid Ronald talking to one of the NFL players.

  • A group of guests arrive at Waiting For Wishes.

  • There was a great turnout for our first annual Waiting For Wishes event.

  • One of the NFL players waits on a table of guests.

  • Two of the participating players joke with the guests.

  • It's all smiles as the players and guests mingle during dinner.

  • A table of patrons enjoying their meal.

  • Cheers to granting local wishes!

  • One of the NFL players laughs with the chef.

  • Emcee Zach Klein makes quarterback TJ Yates laugh.

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Atlanta, GA 30339
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