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Dubuque Racing Association


December 09, 2016



DUBUQUE, Iowa (December 9, 2016) - The Dubuque Racing Association awarded a grant of $10,000 to Make-A-Wish® Iowa to grant wishes in the Dubuque area through the Adopt-A-Wish® program.

The Dubuque Racing Association, which started in 1985, provides for social, economic and community development and lessens the burden of Dubuque City Government, while contributing to the growth and viability of the Dubuque area. The Association has been a long-time supporter of Make-A-Wish, and has contributed to many wishes over the years to wish children in the Dubuque area who live with a life-threatening medical condition.

This year’s grant award benefitted two area wish children, who wished to go to Walt Disney World® Resort.

Tucker, 8, genetic disorder

I wish to go to Walt Disney World® Resort

Tucker and his family went to Florida to visit Walt Disney World® Resort in June. While on their trip, Tucker got to meet multiple Disney characters like Mickey, Pluto and so many more.

Emily, 4, gastrointestinal disorder

I wish to go to Walt Disney World® Resort

Emily went to Walt Disney World® Resort with her family in November. She got to meet Minnie Mouse, her favorite Disney character as they spend 6 days in Florida.

About Make-A-Wish Iowa: Make-A-Wish® Iowa grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The Foundation has granted wishes to more than 3,000 children with life-threatening medical conditions since 1987 and currently grants a wish in Iowa about every other day.  To find out more, visit  Share the Power of a Wish®!

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Urbandale, IA 50322-3220
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