Vivid Seats was built on the idea that everyone should experience it live, whatever your “it” is. That’s why we’re proud to partner with Make-A-Wish®, the global organization responsible for creating life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.
On 11/11, we launched our national partnership with Make-A-Wish America with a $250,000 commitment through our charitable foundation Vivid Cheers. The momentum hasn’t stopped since! To date we’ve helped grant 14 wishes to wish kids and their families. This includes 88 tickets to must-see events like the NCAA Football Championship, Final Four, Daytona 500 and the upcoming F1 Miami Grand Prix. We’re committed to making sure the wishes we grant create a lasting and vivid memory for these kids and their families.
Make-A-Wish started with a single wish on April 29, 1980. In honor of the wish that started it all, Make-A-Wish invites their communities to come together to help grant wishes throughout April, culminating in World Wish Day on April 29. This World Wish Day, we celebrate what we’ve accomplished together so far and invite you to help make an even greater impact. Join us in supporting Make-A-Wish's mission to grant wishes for kids with critical illnesses by making a donation here.
Here’s a look at some of the Wish Kids we’ve been fortunate to work with:
NCAA Football Championship
Elijah is from North Carolina and has been diagnosed with a heart condition. At 14 years old he is UGA’s biggest fan! We granted Elijahs wish to watch the Georgia Bulldogs play at the national championship and he had an amazing time cheering them on.
Jacob is also a big UGA fan and got the chance to see them play in the national championship. Jacob is 14 years old and was diagnosed with leukemia but doesn’t let that get in the way of his love for football and the outdoors. He enjoys biking, fishing, hunting and more!
Bennet is from Grand Rapids, MI and was diagnosed with a nervous system disorder. He is 19 years old and wished to go to the Daytona 500. Bennet loves building remote controlled cars to race with his brother, and loves watching the Fast and Furious movies
Gage is 13 years old and loves to watch the races with his dad every Sunday. He is from Stuart, NE and has been diagnosed with a heart condition. During his free time, Gage loves to play basketball outside with his siblings and eat pizza with ranch!
Camden is nine years old and lives in Lexington, NE. He has been diagnosed with a nervous system disorder and wished to go to the Daytona 500. Camden loves watching the races and working on cars with his dad!
Sebastian is eight years old from Playalup, WA, and is diagnosed with a respiratory disorder. He has always had a passion for cars and can always be found with a toy car in his hand! His favorite color is red - the same color as the main character in his favorite animated movie about cars.
NCAA Final Four
Dylan is 17 years old living in York, PA with a blood disorder. He wished to go to the NCAA Final Four Playoffs because of his love for sports. During his free time, Dylan loves to play video games, hang out with friends and watch "How I Met Your Mother!"
Jon is 17 and was diagnosed with a heart condition. He is from Richmond, KY and has two brothers and two sisters! Jon enjoys anything involving basketball, playing NBA2k, barbecue chips and the color red!
Gabe is 18 years old from Maryville, TN. He has been diagnosed with cancer but doesn’t let that stop him from loving basketball. He loves to watch and play the game with his friends whenever he can! We are so happy we were able to bring Gabe to the Final Four game!
Happy World Wish Month! Keep an eye on Vivid Seats Instagram and Twitter accounts to follow along as we continue to grant wishes throughout the coming year.