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Rafting for Wishes

August 06 - August 08, 2014

Time :

Opening ceremony August 6th at 3:30pm
Closing ceremony August 8th at 12:00pm

Location :

Meredith Bay and Hesky Park
Meredith, NH

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Rafters aim to raise $150,000 while floating in Meredith Bay. 

Click HERE to learn more about the event!

Teams will spend 44 Hours "Rafting for Wishes" to RAISE $150,000! 

This year Jason & Jason are stranded, floating non-stop in Meredith Bay for 44 hours. Joining them will be teams of rafters, relay rafting, for 44 hours. Here’s how it works - Each team will be comprised of a minimum of 15 team members, competing in a rafting relay to keep the raft occupied for 44 hours. Each team member is tasked with raising a minimum of $300 each. King of the Raft competitions will take place on the water, we will have a free movie in the park, live music, fireworks and more festivities on land. 

Stop by the event and ENTER TO WIN: 2 tickets to ONE DIRECTION at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, August 9th. (Courtesy of The Verizon Wireless Arena).  

Come on down from Aug 6th - August 8th and put your name to win!

Schedule of Events:

Wednesday, August 6th:

3:30PM - Opening Ceremony with DJ Nazzy - 105.5FM JYY

4:00PM - Cast off - Rafters start floating

7:30PM - Movie in the Park

Thursday, August 7th: 

9AM - Festivities begin, King of the Raft Competitions 

On the Sanel Auto Parts/Binnie Media - 105.5 JYY Sound Stage

12-3PM - DJ playing music

3-5PM - Delanie Pickering Performs

5-7PM -  Rachel Vogelzang Performs

7:30PM - Pat & the Hats Perform

Dusk - Fireworks ~ by Atlas Pyrotechnics

All day kid's activities to include

Games, princess appearances, photo booth, face painting & more

Friday, August 8th:

9:00AM - King of the Raft Competitions continue

12:00PM - Closing Ceremony with DJ Nazzy 105.5FM JYY. Rafters come on shore

Make-A-Wish® New Hampshire has nearly 50 wish kids waiting for their wish to be granted, you can be a part of this exciting event and create a life-affirming wish experience for these children, changing their lives - forever.

WHERE: Hesky Park | Meredith Bay, Lake Winnipesaukee |  Meredith, NH

WHEN: Wednesday, August 6th | Opening Ceremony 3:30 PM | Cast Off at 4:00 PM                                    

Friday, August 8th | On shore by 12:00 PM 

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Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 study of wish impact, health professionals surveyed say a wish come true can affect their health outcomes. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences strengthen the entire family. Locally, Make-A-Wish New Hampshire was founded in 1987. Celebrating 27 years of serving children in every municipality in the Granite State, Make-A-Wish New Hampshire has granted over 1,100 wishes, granting a wish every 4 days. For more information about Make-A-Wish, call 623-WISH or visit and discover how you can Share the Power of a Wish®.

Make-A-Wish® New Hampshire
814 Elm Street
Suite 300
Manchester, NH 03101-2230
(603) 623-9474