Make-A-Wish® Central New York is gearing up for its fourth annual family-friendly “Walk on the Wild Side” event held in honor of the Heitkamp Family. The fundraiser will take place Friday, July 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Wild Animal Park on Lakeport Road in Chittenango.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for children two years of age and under. Admission includes access to The Wild Animal Park, shows and demonstrations, a welcome bag with goodies (while supplies last), and dinner for ages 3 and older. The event also features $1 games, entertainment by 93Q, drawings, prizes, and more. Vendors will provide food stops and family-friendly activities during the event.
Come dressed as your favorite animal and receive a special item at the event! Our honorary wish kid Sadie Wilson will be on hand to meet and greet attendees.
Located on 12 scenic acres just north of the Village of Chittenango, The Wild Animal Park is a zoo that provides a unique opportunity for visitors to learn about a variety of animals, including Bengal tigers, dromedary camels, American alligators, North American black bears, kangaroos, zebra, African crested porcupine, fallow deer, bobcat, badger, coatimundies, red and grey fox, macaws, monkeys, and more.
Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at Make-A-Wish Central New York or Gary’s Auto in East Syracuse, Hiawatha Fasteners in North Syracuse, or at participating Tops Friendly Markets, including stores in Camillus, Cazenovia, Chittenango, DeWitt, Fayetteville, Manlius, North Syracuse, Rome, Sherrill.
For online registration go to 2018walkonthewildside.kintera.org. Please note that online ticket purchases include a processing fee.
Walk on the Wild Side supports wishes for children with critical illnesses, and as such attendees are invited to create a fundraising page to help make wishes come true! To create your page, go to 2018walkonthewildside.kintera.org. Fundraisers can earn free admission and a chance to win special prizes! Top fundraiser wins a $500 gift card.
For more information about the event or about Make-A-Wish Central New York, call 315-475-WISH or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to Trusted Choice and all of the following sponsors for their support of Walk on the Wild Side 2018:
- Carrier Corporation
- CNY Community Foundation
- Dunkin' Donuts
- Express Save Industries
- Haylor, Freyer & Coon, Inc.
- Josall Syracuse inc.
- LTS Enterprises
- Mark Jekel
- NAPA Auto Parts - Greater Syracuse Area
- Panda Postage/Express Mail
- Sugarman Law Firm
- Tarson Pools & Spas
- Thompson & Johnson Equipment Co. Inc.