Make-A-Wish Guam is turning 30 years old


Guam – The Make A Wish Foundation is turning 30 this year and to celebrate 30 years of making wishes come true for our island’s sickly children, they’re giving away something that most adults would also wish for–a brand new car.

The Make A Wish Foundation will be hosting their annual Make A Wish gala on August 25 at the Hyatt Regency Guam. And if you’ve ever been to one of their charity galas, then you’ll know that the attire is always Black Tie and Tennies.

This year’s theme is “Evening of Wishes,” which will celebrate the stars of yesterday, today and tomorrow and they are the wish kids, partners, donors and the volunteers who have helped to change countless lives.

This year, through the generous donation of Triple J Auto Group, Make A Wish will be giving away a 2019 Kia Soul EX with a retail value of $25,000.

“I just wanted to highlight that it is truly possible to grant wishes on Guam. It really is but it takes a village and it takes corporate sponsors such as the ones we have with Make A Wish. Yeah, 288 wishes, that’s a lot,” said Board Chairwoman Annie Gayle, referring to the 288 wishes the foundation has granted in its 30 years. “I would like to invite you to go on our Facebook page and look at some of the videos that have been put on there and it gives you a little bit of a background of who we are and what we’ve accomplished and what corporate sponsors we have and also to tell the story of Make A Wish.”

Special Guest Tommy Austin will also be attending the event. Austin is one of the original founders of Make A Wish.

Gala tickets are $250 per person and can be purchased at the Triple J main showroom in Upper Tumon, the Tamuning location and at the Docomo main office.

You can learn more about the Make A Wish Guam Foundation by visiting