PRLog - Dec. 18, 2012 - MCKINNEY, Texas -- The 2013 Wish-A-Thon is a new all-day charitable event hosted by Dallas Cowboys great, "The Original 88", Drew Pearson. The public is invited to join Pearson and his co-hosts Paul Salfen, Michael Nast and Mayra Leal as they break a YouTube record by broadcasting the longest YouTube Live event ever while they film for FOX Sports Southwest. "Our goal is simple," stated Jim Proctor of Dodge City of McKinney. "We want to raise enough money to grant not just one, but several wishes for 2013".
Drew Pearson Helps Make-A-Wish
“Everyone is excited to be part of the very first wish that will be granted in 2013," stated Entertainment Director and co-host Paul Salfen. “I am also excited to see who is coming out for the red carpet and who will grab a seat with Drew on set. I understand there is a long list of celebrities including my beautiful co-host, actress Mayra Leal (Machete), that will join us for this very special day.” Leal and the owner of Dodge City of McKinney, Gus Rodriguez, will bring a couple segments with celebrity guests in Spanish.
At noon, fans can catch Heisman Trophy winner Tim Brown, amongst other football greats. There will be celebrities in and out all day from Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Texas Rangers and Dallas Stars. Fans will also run across a few well-known actors and Grammy Award-winning artists, too. Also included in the schedule for visits are mayors of Frisco, McKinney, Allen and Plano and Mandy S. Williams and her #19 Make-A-Wish Ferrari. All this wouldn’t be complete without entertainment. Attendees can enjoy live music with local rock and roll favorites Midnight Empire and a DJ will also be on hand. Also, free food and beverages will be available into the night.
"God Bless Make-A-Wish North Texas for their efforts to continually grant the incredible wishes of young children in need of hope and encouragement,"
A couple of ways the public can help The 2013 Wish-A-Thon meet its goal of $50,000 is by donating online http://friends.wish.org/
Location:Chrysler Jeep Dodge City of McKinney
700 South Central Expressway
McKinney, TX 75070
Time: 9am – 12midnight
Host: Drew Pearson
Co-Host: Paul Salfen, Michael Nast and Mayra Leal