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Lifting Spirits. Granting Wishes.


 

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Lifting Spirits. Granting Wishes.


 

With the kids. for the kids.

Yacht Blast for Kids was founded in 2009 with the intent to provide Make-A-Wish® children, along with their families, an opportunity to spend an afternoon in Milwaukee’s harbor aboard a yacht. Today, Yacht Blast for Kids has granted more than 165 wishes through generous donations of time and talent from southeastern Wisconsin. 

Join us for this year's event on August 27, 2016!

 
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Our Story


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Our Story


How it began

Yacht Blast for Kids was founded in 2009 after a Milwaukee businessman was boating in Florida. There, he met a child and his family who were receiving a wish from the Make-A-Wish® Foundation. After speaking with the boy - whose eyes lit up when he saw his boat - the businessman was inspired to provide children who were battling life-threatening medical conditions and their families the chance to spend a fun-filled afternoon on the water. 

“Yacht Blast for Kids makes a significant difference in the lives of children who are living with life-threatening medical conditions and their families. Giving Wish kids a special experience like this while also raising funds to grant future wishes is the best of both worlds for us.”

Patti Gorsky, president & CEO of Make-A-Wish® Wisconsin.

 

"Yacht Blast For Kids serves two purposes.  The first is to enrich the lives of Wish kids and their families the day of the event through providing a fun filled day aboard a Yacht on Lake Michigan, a small but meaningful reprieve from the hospital and doctors offices.  The second is a fun-filled evening for the public to join us in raising money so these children, and others like them with life-threatening illnesses, may see their personal wishes come true."

Glenn Kennedy, founder of Yacht Blast for Kids.

 
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Sponsors


Thank You For Your Support!

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Sponsors


Thank You For Your Support!

What Your SPonsorship means

Our event would not be possible without the generous support of sponsors who donate their money, boats and time to lift the spirits of children and their families. Your sponsorship goes far beyond your name on a t-shirt or your logo on a program. Any contribution that goes to the event, whether that’s a monetary donation, or a contribution to one of our auctions, goes directly toward granting wishes. 

Become a part of the sponsorship network helping Yacht Blast for Kids benefiting Make-A-Wish® of Wisconsin. Corporate and individual sponsorship packages are available and can be tailored to best fit your organization.  

Contact Corporate Sponsorship Chair Person Mike Sekula at 262-751-8713.

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Donate


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DONATE TODAY

Yacht Blast for Kids is only one day a year, but your donation can have an impact that goes well beyond that. Any donation, big or small, can have the priceless reward of helping put a smile on a child's face. Your support is greatly appreciated.  

Please consider a donation of any size and remember, each pledge will help grant more wishes that transform the lives of kids with life-threatening medical conditions, forever. Thank you for supporting Make-A-Wish® through Yacht Blast for Kids.

 
 
Thank you for your support and generosity on behalf of Yacht Blast for Kids!
- Glenn R. Kennedy, Event Founder