Wish For Wendy Updates
Check Out Andy's "I Need A Nebulizer" Video
Click the link at the end of the navigation bar above to see Andy's latest cystic fibrosis awareness project.
We Need Your Help on October 26
All sixteen Wish for Wendy Challenge team slots have been filled, but there are still lots of opportunities for sponsors and volunteers. The sponsor packet can be found on the Sponsor page tab above. Sign up to help on the day of the event (Oct. 26) by going to the Volunteer page and clicking on the Ã¢â‚¬Å¡°time slotsÃ¢â‚¬Â link. Register by putting your name, email or phone number, and T-shirt size in the activity time slot you choose.
Thank you for helping Wish for Wendy make CF stand for Ã¢â‚¬Å¡°Cure FoundÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Dine Out To Strike Out CF
Monday, October 7th and 21st at Twisted Taco
Championship Winner: Choke & Poke
Fundraising Winner: General Paton's 3rd Army
The 2012 Wish for Wendy Softball Challenge, sponsors and events raised a new record $332,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This record breaking effort brought the 13-year Wish for Wendy fundraising total to $1.6 million. Once again, General Paton’s 3rd Army was the team fundraising champion. Thank you to everyone who supported the fight against cystic fibrosis, to all the wonderful volunteers, and a special thanks to the umpires, who offered their time and talent.
Highlights of the Games
The semifinals pitted three-time champs Lego's Outlaws and second-year team Better Baseball along with three-time champs For Josh and three-time finalist Choke & Poke. Were we going to have our first four-time champion?...um...no. Better Baseball met Choke & Poke for the 2012 championship. When the game had ended, it was single-handedly the greatest championship in Wish for Wendy history. Better Baseball led by a wide margin throughout the game before Choke & Poke made a furious rally to tie it in the last inning. In extra innings, which is one-pitch softball, (a ball means a walk, a strike means an out, one courtesy foul ball - in other words, swing if it is close) Better Baseball took a 24-14 lead with ten runs in the 8th and were one out away from the title. After a few runs from Choke & Poke, Better Baseball got two outs. What transpired was a miraculous rally including a two-out, two-run single to win it for Choke and Poke 25-24! Choke & Poke is a bridesmaid no longer!
Alive at 25: How I'm Beating Cystic Fibrosis and A Superhero Needs No Cape are available by clicking on the book cover above.