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Swish Night

A Look Back: Swish Night 2019

From Swishes to Wishes at 9th Annual Swish Night

  • Wish recipient Lila (left) and her sister Ava

  • Event co-chair Jim Foard, Jr., welcomes supporters and recognizes special guests

  • Wish recipient Liam

  • Melissa Keegan shares her daughter Lila's journey, from diagnosis to wish experience

  • Shawn Sullivan, General Manager of Bertera Subaru of West Springfield, accepts an award from wish recipients Jon and Liam

  • Event co-chair Phil Glynn, MD, speaks about the impact a wish has on a child and their family

  • Swish Night supporters Anne and Christopher Carr

  • Swish Night volunteers Maddie Foard, Makayla Mirkin, Srisha Athreya, and Ollie Foard

  • Make-A-Wish Volunteer and Swish Night Committee Member Erin Hornyak

  • The team from Bertera Subaru of West Springfield

With over 230 guests in attendance, Swish Night 2019 raised $175,000 for wishes! The unique event provided an opportunity to support wishes while watching championship college basketball through a festive evening at the newly-renovated Longmeadow Country Club in Longmeadow, MA. 

Guests enjoyed meeting wish recipients Ella, 11, who wished to go to Walt Disney World® Resort; Liam,17, who wished for a puppy; Jonathan, 17, who also wished to go to Walt Disney World® Resort; and Lila, 11, who wished to go on a Disney cruise. Lila’s mother, Melissa, shared that her daughter’s wish trip was a therapeutic “treatment of the spirit for the entire family.” And Lila expressed thanks for her wish: “I’m happy to be here tonight to help raise money so other kids like me can have their wish granted, have some fun, and forget about being sick even for a little while.”

We are sincerely grateful to our Swish Night Committee members, led by former Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island board members Jim Foard, Jr. and Philip T. Glynn, MD, for their dedication to the success of this event and to our wish children and their families. Thanks also to our sponsors, attendees, and volunteers for the outpouring of support for our mission. Seventeen hope-filled wishes will be fulfilled through the event’s proceeds, enabling us to provide that same therapeutic “treatment of the spirit” for more children like Lila through the granting of their wishes.

Photos by Tom Newton, eMediate Response

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Thank You to Our 2019 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

Geraldine Cross, GTB Innovative Solutions, Inc.


Elite Eight: Wish Partner Sponsors

Bertera Subaru of West Springfield | Collins Pipe & Supply Co. | Lia Toyota of Northampton
Kittredge Equipment Company and the Haberman, Katz, and Webber Families
The Keady Foard Montemagni Wealth Management Group at UBS Financial Services
Mary Telease and Family

Sweet Sixteen: Wish Friend Sponsors

 Charles and Carol Casartello
The Dowd Insurance Agencies 
GAX Insurance Education Foundation, Inc.
Harry Grodsky & Co., Inc. 
Joseph Freedman Co., Inc.
Laplante Construction, Inc.
Adrian and Ginny Levsky
Mercy Medical Center
PeoplesBank
James and Barbara Sadowsky
Steven Roberts
St. German Investment Management
TD Bank
Tunstall Corporation
Westfield Bank



An Evening of Wishes and Championship College Basketball


Swish Night 2015

Saturday, March 30 | 7:00-11:00 p.m.
Longmeadow Country Club
400 Shaker Road, Longmeadow, MA

Swish Night offers basketball fans the opportunity to watch championship college basketball games while helping to bring joy to children with critical illnesses. During a brief mission-based program, guests will hear a firsthand account of the life-changing impact of a wish fulfilled.

VIEW SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Individual Tickets: $150
Reserve your tickets by contacting Peg Wheble at 413.733.9474 or cjuroyr@znffev.jvfu.bet. 

Large Screen TVs  |  Silent Auction  |  Food and Beverages 




Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island
133 Federal Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02110
(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