Companies prepare to take the ‘Challenge’ and make wishes come true

TAMPACorporations will come together battling their minds and bodies for Kids Wish Network’s Team Wish Challenge fundraiser, held March 10, 2001, at USF’s Riverfront Challenge Course. Corporate sponsors will strategize team-building techniques as they are challenged physically and mentally in activities such as rock climbing, crazy corporate canoeing and the high ropes course. The fundraiser will benefit Kids Wish Network’s Guardian Angel fund, of which 100% of the net proceeds will go directly toward making even more dreams come true for terminally ill children in need of a special dose of happiness.


Opening ceremonies begin at 9:30 a.m. with the team spirit of the Tampa Bay Buccanner Cheerleaders, immediately followed by “the challenges” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Celebrity team captains, including members of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, local TV and radio personalities and surprise guests will be on hand to offer their support and cheer on competing teams.


That same day, An Evening of Enchantment, a lavish black tie gala held at the Wyndham Westshore, will dazzle attendees with fine dining, entertainment, dancing, a fantasy auction with unique and extravagant items, surprise guests and actual wishes unfolding, showing guests firsthand the magic a wish can bring to a sick child.

Jack Harris of WFLA and Martie Tucker of ABC28 will be the Master and Mistress of Ceremonies of this mystical event. The gala begins at 7 p.m.


As a member of the media, we hope you’ll come and see what all the excitement is about. For more information, or to cover either event, please call Cory Cooper at (813)891-9374, or e-mail Cory at for full event details.


Kids Wish Network is a nationally recognized non-profit organization whose mission is to grant wishes to children who have life-threatening illnesses. If you know a child between the ages of 3 and 18 who may be in need of their wish granting services, please call (813)891-9374 or toll free at (888)918-9004. You can also visit Kids Wish Network’s  web site at

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