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Swish Night

An Evening of Wishes and Championship College Basketball

Swish Night 2015

APRIL 1, 2017  |  7:00-11:00 p.m.
Longmeadow Country Club, Longmeadow, 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 

For further details, contact Peg Wheble at 413.733.9474 or

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2017 Swish Night Sponsors

Final Game: Premier Wish Grantor

Ron and Brenna Sadowsky

Final Four: Wish Grantor Sponsors

Susan and Ed Barbeau
Brian and Mary Trelease

Elite Eight: Wish Partner Sponsors

Bertera Subaru of West Springfield
Phil and Thomasina Glynn
Arthur and Peggy Grodd
Health New England, Inc.
Kittredge Equipment Company and the Haberman, Katz, and Webber Families
Keady Foard and Montemagni Wealth Management at UBS

Sweet Sixteen: Wish Friend Sponsors

Charles and Carol Casartello  |  Fontaine Bros., Inc.  |  Susan and Ron Grodsky 
Westfield Bank  |  An Anonymous Runner  |  Mercy Health
Holly Bardin & Family  |  The Henshon Family  |  Adrian and Ginny Levsky
 Baystate Noble Hospital  |  The Dowd Insurance Agencies
Green Earth Energy PhotoVoltaic Corp.

2017 Swish Night Committee

James Foard, Jr., Event Chair
Member, Board of Directors, Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island
Philip T. Glynn, MD, Event Chair
Former Member, Board of Directors, Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Arthur Grodd, Event Co-Chair
Charles Casartello, Esquire
Samuel Fortsch
Allison Gearing-Kalill
Meghan Henshon
Moira Joyce
Margaret Ochoa
Michael P. Ryan, Esquire
Wendy Webber
Nicole Zinke

A Look Back

  • Wish recipients Ella, 6, and Jonathan, 13, pose with Shaun Sullivan and Rich Santoni of Bertera Suburu who were honored at the event.

  • Wish Recipients Karissa, Jonathan and Ella and their families pose with Committee Chairman, Philip Glynn, M.D.

  • Guests gathered to celebrate the life-changing impact of a wish and watch championship college basketball.

  • Joy is in the air at Swish Night in Longmeadow, MA.

It was a slam dunk for wishes at Swish Night 2015, an evening of championship college basketball, to benefit Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  More than 200 guests gathered at Longmeadow Country Club in Longmeadow, MA, on April 4 to catch the action on big screen TVs while celebrating the life-changing impact of a wish.

Wish recipient Karissa, 17, shared her wish to be a model in New York City, which was granted last year, and brought the experience to life for guests through video. Karissa’s mother, Kimberly, was the evening’s featured speaker and shared the story of her daughter’s journey with Hodgkin’s disease and the profound joy Karissa’s wish provided.  Guests also enjoyed meeting wish children Jonathan, 13, and Ella, 6, who wished to go to Walt Disney World® Resort. 

We extend our utmost gratitude to the Swish Night Committee, led by Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island Board member Philip T. Glynn, M.D., for their dedication to the success of this event. Thanks also to our Swish Night sponsors, attendees, and volunteers for the outpouring of support for our mission. Sixteen magical wishes will be funded through the event’s proceeds, which totaled nearly $125,000!

Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island
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Boston, MA 02114
(617) 367-9474
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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