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Swish Night

An Evening of Wishes and Championship College Basketball

Swish Night 2015

MARCH 24, 2018  |  7:00-11:00 p.m.
Springfield Country Club, West Springfield, MA


Swish Night offers basketball fans the opportunity to watch the championship college basketball games while helping to bring joy to seriously ill children.  During a brief mission-based program, guests will hear a firsthand account of the impact a wish has on a child facing a life-threatening medical condition.

Large Screen TVs  |  Silent Auction  |  Food and Beverages 

Individual tickets: $125.
For further details or to reserve your tickets or sponsorship, contact Peg Wheble at 413.733.9474 or

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2018 Swish Night Sponsors

Final Game: Premier Wish Grantor

Ron and Brenna Sadowsky

Final Four: Wish Grantor Sponsors

Phil and Thomasina Glynn together with
Arthur and Peggy Grodd
in memory of Brian Trelease

Elite Eight: Wish Partner Sponsors

Bertera Subaru of West Springfield

GTB Innovative Solutions, Inc.
Kittredge Equipment Company and the Haberman, Katz, and Webber Families
Keady Foard and Montemagni Wealth Management at UBS
Laplante Construction Inc.
Peoples Bank

Sweet Sixteen: Wish Friend Sponsors

Baystate Noble Hospital  |  Holly Bardin & Family 
Cavalier Management  |  Charles and Carol Casartello
The Dowd Insurance Agencies  |  David and Samantha Edwards
Fontaine Bros., Inc.  |  Susan and Ron Grodsky
The Henshon Family  |  Adrian and Ginny Levsky
Mercy Health  |  Jim and Barbara Sadowsky
Steven Roberts  |  St. Germain Investment Management
TD Bank  |  Westfield Bank   

A Look Back: Swish Night 2017

From Swishes to Wishes at 7th Annual Swish Night

  • Over 250 Swish Night guests helped to raise more than $140,000 to grant 17 wishes

  • Event Chair Jim Foard, Jr., also a member of our board of directors, kicks off the evening program

  • Wish recipients (L to R) Samantha, Ella, and Myalynn, with Philip T. Glynn, MD, Event Co-Chair and former board member

  • The evening offered many ways to support wishes, including through a silent auction

  • Wish child Ella with the team from Bertera Subaru of West Springfield

  • Samantha Edwards (left) and Michelle Foard were among the attendees

  • Swish Night is a unique opportunity to watch championship college basketball games while helping to make wishes come true

It was a slam dunk for wishes at Swish Night 2017 to benefit Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island. On April 1, over 250 guests gathered for an evening of championship college basketball at Longmeadow Country Club in Longmeadow, MA, raising more than $140,000 to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions in Western Massachusetts.

Swish Night guest speaker Celinez Jodoin shared her daughter Myalynn’s wish to go to Disneyland® which “helped her to remember there’s a bigger world out there…and that she should keep dreaming and working toward the future.” 

Guests also enjoyed meeting wish children Ella, 8, who wished to go to Walt Disney World® Resort and Samantha, 13, who wished to go to Hawaii.

We are sincerely grateful to the Swish Night Committee, led by Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island board member James Foard, Jr. along with event co-chairs Arthur Grodd and former board member Philip T. Glynn, M.D., for their dedication to the success of this event and to our wish children and their families.  Thanks also to our Swish Night sponsors, attendees, and volunteers for the outpouring of support for our mission.  Seventeen hope-filled wishes will be funded through the event’s proceeds, enabling us to provide children like Myalynn, Ella, and Samantha with the uplifting and empowering experience of a wish come true!

Photos by Tom Newton, eMediate Response

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Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island
One Bulfinch Place, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 367-9474
Back Line (617) 367-0739
Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island, West Springfield Office
181 Park Avenue
Suite 12
West Springfield, MA 01089
(413) 733-9474

Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Providence Office
20 Hemingway Drive
East Providence, RI 02915
(401) 781-9474