White Plains resident Joseph Capobianco is among those being honored Friday night (April 26) at the Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley’s annual Wish Ball at the Tarrytown Double Tree Hotel.
“An Evening of Wishes” celebrates 27 years of granting wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Since its inception in 1986, the Hudson valley chapter has granted wishes to more than 2,100 kids in the region.
Capobianco is a leading fundraiser for the foundation’s annual Walk and 5K Wishes event, having raised tens of thousands of dollars to help make wishes come true. Employed by the YES network, he’s arranged scores of Yankee Stadium experiences for “Wish kids” and their families, which have included game day tickets, catered sweets and the chance to attend youth clinics at the stadium.
Also being honored is Mount Vernon-based DGC Capital Contracting, which has helped provide college scholarships for students with limited resources and has regularly sponsored “Make a Wish” events and has raised more than $100,000 to provide wishes for kids. DGC President and CEO Gerry Ryan was recently elected to the Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley’s Board of Directors.
“We couldn’t make wishes come true without the continued support of the people and local businesses in the communities we serve,” said Thomas J. Conklin, president and CEO of the Hudson Valley chapter.
More than 400 people are expected to attend tonight’s ball, the foundation’s largest annual fund raising event.
Visit www.hudson.wish.org to learn more about the foundation.