W.A. Smith Campaign for Make-A-Wish

Make more wishes like Avery's come true!

After experiencing the magic and pixie dust from her brothers wish to go to Disney we were not at all surprised when Avery's wish was to go back to Disney and become Princess Ariel herself. Avery's experience was different then her brothers which made it so much more special for her. Parker's trip was revolved around him and what he wanted to experience with his trip where Avery's was revolved around all things princess.

Avery says her favorite part was her Ariel makeover in the Cinderella castle, her photoshoot, and then getting to finally meet Princess Ariel. She could not stop smiling and giggling the entire time. She had never been so happy; especially after they had revealed her makeover to her when she was finished. She felt beautiful and her illness was the last thing on her mind.

As parents with 2 chronically ill children we felt overwhelmingly blessed the entire trip. From start to finish. It felt so relieving to see our kids so happy and worry free. They were able to just be kids and they had the most amazing time. They now cherish these memories and still tell people all about their trips to this day!

We cannot thank everyone enough for making these trips possible for our family!

Lydia, Wish Mom

Details on the Raffle

  • The virtual raffle will take place on Friday, November 20, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST.
  • The LIVE drawing will be aired via a virtual webinar.
  • All sponsors and ticket purchasers will receive an email with a link to watch the raffle LIVE as tickets are drawn.
  • While you can purchase multiple tickets/entries to the raffle, each purchaser can win no more than two (2) individual prizes.
  • During the LIVE raffle, each prize will be announced and then the ticket for that prize will be drawn. The winner of that prize will then be announced and will be contacted via email with instructions on how to claim their prize.
  • Need not be present on the LIVE webinar to win or claim a prize.



Prize #1

Family Weekend Getaway:  

Lonesome Holler Lodge in Hocking Hills, Ohio for August 6-8, 2021

Value: $2,500

Enjoy a wonderful weekend surrounded by nature at a private, gated lodge with all the amenities of home and more! Accommodates 14 people, private swimming pool, hot tub, game room, theater room, full kitchen, laundry room. 20-30 minutes to state parks, caves, zip lining, canoeing/kayaking, horseback riding.

WINNER OF THIS PRIZE MUST BE 28 YEARS OF AGE AND POSSESS A VALID I.D.

Prize #2

Date Night Package for Two: 

TopGolf Gift Card ($100) and Morton's The Steakhouse Gift Card ($200)

Value: $300

Start your date at TopGolf, enjoying a wide selection of golf games for any skill level while you munch on appetizers & drinks. Later, head over to Morton's The Steakhouse to dine of the finest steaks, seafood & award-winning wines for an unforgettable night!

Prize #3

Golf – Greens Fees & Cart for Four:  

Greens fees for four people at Valley of the Eagles in Avon, Ohio

Value: $250

Enjoy a round of golf on the only Nicklaus Design daily-fee course in Northern Ohio in tranquil  surroundings with majestic trees and breathtaking elevation changes. A truly memorable day of golf! Valid Thursday-Sunday before 1:00 p.m.

Prize #4

Spa Package for Two:  

Charles Scott Salons & Spas

Value: $250

You and your guest can relax and rejuvenate with a 1-hour body massage designed to improve circulation and reduce stress, have glowing and radiant skin after a cleansing mini-facial, or detoxify and nourish your skin with a body scrub or wrap.  The choices of how you want to be pampered are up to you!

Prize #5

Fine Dining for Two:

Chez Francois in Vermilion, Ohio

Value: $250

Sophisticated. Romantic. Elegant.  Enjoy an exquisite evening in the Main Dining Room at one of the  finest restaurants in the area dining on mouthwatering food and award-winning wines. Or if a casual yet sophisticated evening is more your style, dine at their Riverfront Café.  Want a more casual, comfortable environment? Visit their martini/wine bar for a great collection of martinis, hand-crafted beers & whiskeys, and small plates and entrees of delectable cuisine.

Prize #6

Apple iPad

Value: $330

10.2 inch iPad, Wi-Fi, 32 GB, Space Gray; USB Cable; USB Power Adapter

Prize #7 & #8

Apple Watch #1

Value: $400

Series 5 GPS, 40mm, Silver Aluminum Case, Black Sport Band; Always-On Retina Display, Built-In Compass, ECG App, Interchangeable Bands, Activity Tracker, Apple Music Library and more!

Apple Watch #2

Value: $400

Series 5 GPS, 40mm, Silver Aluminum Case, Black Sport Band; Always-On Retina Display, Built-In Compass, ECG App, Interchangeable Bands, Activity Tracker, Apple Music Library and more!



Prize #9

Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones

Value: $200

Satin Silver, 5-minute charge with 3 hours of playback, cushioned ear cup with outside noise buffer, take phone calls, activate Suri.

Prize #10

Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker/Air Fryer

Value: $220

6.5 Quart, 9-in-1 (Pressure, Dehydrate, Slow Cooker, Air Fryer, etc), 45 recipe book, 4 quart cook & crisp basket, stainless steel reversible rack

Prizes #11-18

VISA Gift Card #1

​Value $250

The Visa Gift card is a prepaid card welcome everywhere Visa cards are accepted. Visa Gift cards are loaded with a set amount of funds and can be used for multiple purchases for as long as value remains on the card. 

VISA Gift Card #2

​Value $250

The Visa Gift card is a prepaid card welcome everywhere Visa cards are accepted. Visa Gift cards are loaded with a set amount of funds and can be used for multiple purchases for as long as value remains on the card. 


VISA Gift Card #3

​Value $250

The Visa Gift card is a prepaid card welcome everywhere Visa cards are accepted. Visa Gift cards are loaded with a set amount of funds and can be used for multiple purchases for as long as value remains on the card. 


VISA Gift Card #4

​Value $250

The Visa Gift card is a prepaid card welcome everywhere Visa cards are accepted. Visa Gift cards are loaded with a set amount of funds and can be used for multiple purchases for as long as value remains on the card. 


VISA Gift Card #5

​Value $250

The Visa Gift card is a prepaid card welcome everywhere Visa cards are accepted. Visa Gift cards are loaded with a set amount of funds and can be used for multiple purchases for as long as value remains on the card. 


VISA Gift Card #6

​Value $250

The Visa Gift card is a prepaid card welcome everywhere Visa cards are accepted. Visa Gift cards are loaded with a set amount of funds and can be used for multiple purchases for as long as value remains on the card. 


VISA Gift Card #7

​Value $250

The Visa Gift card is a prepaid card welcome everywhere Visa cards are accepted. Visa Gift cards are loaded with a set amount of funds and can be used for multiple purchases for as long as value remains on the card. 


VISA Gift Card #8

​Value $250

The Visa Gift card is a prepaid card welcome everywhere Visa cards are accepted. Visa Gift cards are loaded with a set amount of funds and can be used for multiple purchases for as long as value remains on the card. 


WHY WE CHOSE MAKE-A-WISH

In our early days, W.A. Smith Financial Group gave to dozens of local organizations. While we believed in the good all of those charities were doing, we realized that, because we gave to so many, our donations weren’t really moving the needle. Our team decided to pick one organization to focus on, so our donations would have a significant impact on people in need.​


Since 2017, we’ve focused our fundraising on helping the Make-A-Wish organization grant wishes for kids diagnosed with critical illnesses. Through events like our charity Golf Outing and Lake Erie Crushers game, or by donating a portion of Bill’s book sales, our clients help us raise money that helps grant wishes for kids in our area.

Over the past 3 years, W.A. Smith Financial Group has been able to raise over $80,000 and grant 7 wishes for local boys and girls. We smashed our goal of granting two wishes in 2019 and were able to grant a total of four! So, we want to keep the momentum going! Although we regrettably canceled the 2nd Annual Golf Outing this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we didn’t want to let that stop us. Our hope is that this raffle will allow everyone the chance to give to a great cause with the added bonus of winning something fabulous for yourself! Together, we would love to be able to grant a couple of more wishes this year!

To purchase a sponsorship or make a general donation, please visit the links in the navigation bar.