Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee gratefully acknowledges the generosity of longtime supporters ESPN personality and Super Bowl champion Kevin Carter and Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus. Through their fundraising efforts with the annual Waiting for Wishes Celebrity Waiter’s Dinner, The Kevin Carter Foundation is making a generous $100,000 donation to Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee.
Star Wars: Force for Change, an initiative from Lucasfilm and Disney, is matching the $100,000 gift to Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee. Star Wars: Force for Change harnesses the power of Star Wars to inspire people to come together to make a positive impact on the world around them. For more information about the initiative, visit ForceForChange.com.
“I’m so honored to have celebrated our 15th Anniversary of Waiting for Wishes Celebrity Waiters Dinner this year,” said Carter. “The funds we raised will allow The Kevin Carter Foundation to make a donation of $100,000 to Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee. We are so happy to make twice the impact in the Nashville community and in the lives of these children with life-threatening medical conditions.”
“I am grateful to be part of the incredible work and mission that Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee does in the Nashville community,” said DeMarcus. “Through our event and The Kevin Carter Foundation, we are able to help grant wishes to these amazing children. With the matching gift, we’re now able to make a much bigger impact with the contribution that is being made and for that, we’re thankful.”
“We are able to grant the wishes of Middle Tennessee children because of the support we receive from the community,” said Beth Torres, president & CEO of Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee. “Kevin and Jay show us year after year that granting wishes is important to them. We are thankful for their generosity.”