Saturday, October 16, 2021

Coronado’s Amazing Race for Children’s Wishes Announces Wish Kids for 2019 Event

Coronado Yacht Club, Coronado Cays Yacht Club and the Navy Yacht club have once again partnered for a cause to host the 11th annual Make-A-Wish® San Diego fundraiser – the Amazing Race for Children’s Wishes – in Coronado on October 27, 2019. Each year the event honors two children who will be granted wishes through Make-A-Wish San Diego.

The Lively Family

Coronado Middle School Teacher, Kristen Lively’s son Josh has been selected as one of the honorees. Josh is a sweet and kind, but tough-as-nails, four-year-old who has been battling Neuroblastoma. He wants to be a fireman and loves going to sushi and Yogurtland with his family.


The other honoree is 15-year-old Nora, an outgoing, passionate and creative young woman with a wish to go to Japan. Nora’s battle with lymphoma hasn’t stopped her from her love of traveling with her family, exploring La Jolla Shores and making YouTube Videos.


Both wish kids will be a part of the Amazing Race for Children’s Wishes in Coronado. The event will take place at the Coronado Cays Yacht Club and will be emceed by NBC 7’s Dagmar Midcap and feature Jim Shirey of Bay Bridge Brewery as auctioneer extraordinaire. The program will also feature In Midlife Crisis as the entertainment for the event.

With a goal of recruiting 20 teams and reaching a cumulative total of One Million Dollars, Coronado’s Amazing Race Committee Co-Chairs Renee Wilson and Lisa Brenden are leading the charge to develop a fun-filled and adventurous bike race, an electric boat challenge and an exciting banquet with raffles, live, and silent auction.

Teams will follow clues during the race and compete for the highest score to win. Bike teams will consist of 10 members, and electric boat teams will consist of 6-10 members. Each team will raise funds to make wishes come true!

Make a Wish logoNet proceeds from this event will be donated to Make-A-Wish San Diego, a non-profit organization that grants wishes to children with critical illnesses. Wishes can give kids the strength they need to fight harder. For children who are battling a critical illness, a wish can give them and their families a chance to believe that anything is possible. Doctors use wishes as part of the treatment plans in some cases and research has shown that wishes have proven physical and emotional benefits that may give children with critical illnesses a higher chance of survival.

This event is not exclusive to yacht club members; anyone can build a bike team or electric boat team, or attend the auction at the Cays Yacht Club and help donate to a great cause.

To register, sponsor the event, or donate items to auction, or to learn more about the Amazing Race for Wishes event, visit


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Managing Editor
Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is thrilled to call Coronado home and raise her two children here. In her free time enjoys hitting the gym, reading, and walking her dog around the “island.” Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to:
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