The Trophy Cup is proud to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This race is one of the largest fundraising events in Central California for the Make-A-Wish® Foundation. A portion of your entry ticket supports Make-A-Wish. When you purchase a program, you support Make-A-Wish. When you buy raffle tickets, you support Make-A-Wish. The Sprint Car teams and drivers support Make-A-Wish when they decide to compete in the Trophy Cup. The Central Valley Agriculture community supports the Trophy Cup in so many ways. Your attendance supports Make-A-Wish!
Wishes make very sick kids feel better – and sometimes, when they feel better, they get better. A wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with a critical illness. We all look forward to the day when no more children have life-threatening medical conditions. Until that time, Make-A-Wish® remains committed to a vision of granting a wish to every eligible child.
Wishes are more than just a nice thing and they are far more than gifts, or a singular event in time. Wishes impact everyone involved — wish kids, their families, volunteers, donors, sponsors, medical professionals and communities. The impact varies. For wish kids, just the fact that people they don’t know are helping them make their wish come true can give these children the courage to continue fighting and comply with their medical treatments. Parents might finally feel like they can be optimistic.
Make-A-Wish® grants a wish, on average, every 34 minutes to a child with a critical illness. Wishes come in all shapes and sizes. Some are heartfelt or jaw-dropping — others funny or tear-jerkers.
Make-A-Wish® granted 15,600 wishes last year alone and has been involved with over 315,000 children in the United States and its territories have benefited from the hope, strength and joy of experiencing their one heartfelt wish. And while it’s not the beginning, it’s nowhere near the end because for every wish granted, another child is diagnosed with a potentially qualifying medical condition. A child who needs a wish.
Whatever the odds, whatever the obstacles … wishes find a way to make the world better.
The Trophy Cup supports the Rayce Rudeen Foundation to help fight the Opioid Addiction crisis in our country. According to the New York Times (14-Jan-2019) a new report found that Americans are now more likely to die of an opioid overdose than in a vehicle crash.
The Rayce Rudeen Foundation supports organizations and programs that encourage a healthy and productive life free from addiction. They address gaps in the system of care for those who are on a journey to recovery and provide funding to organizations that are RESPONDING TO THE MOST URGENT needs in prevention, treatment, and recovery.