Return to mobile version

Make-A-Wish Benefits from 2014 York Can-Am Games

Wish kid Sebastian lights the torch at the opening ceremony

First responders from all over North America are coming together in York, PA, from July 13 - 20, 2014, to help make some special wishes come true.  More than 30 venues are hosting the 2014 York Can-Am Police-Fire Games, an Olympic-style sporting event benefiting Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia.  

A wish kid lit the torch for the opening ceremonies on Sunday, July 13, at the York Expo Center.   During the Can-Am Police-Fire Games, Make-A-Wish® children will participate in a number of activities from carrying flags during the Parade of States at Opening Ceremonies to cheering on athletes.  For every $5 donated to Make-A-Wish through the Can-Am mobile app (click here), donors will receive 1 entry to win a 911RR Prize pack. 

The 2014 Can-Am Games will feature more than 50 sporting events, including traditional athletic competitions such as swimming, softball, golf and cycling as well as industry-specific events such as toughest firefighter alive and toughest competitor alive. New to the Games for 2014 are an EMS challenge, and Olympic Lifting event which will take place at the York Barbell Company, home of the United States Weightlifting Hall of Fame.

To learn more about the games, please click here.

  • Parade of wish kids at opening ceremony

  • Wish kid Sebastian handed the torch

  • Wish kids and mascot

  • Jason Doyle from Australia wins silver medal in cross country

  • Karate competition

  • Kid and policeman

  • Maryland State Police

  • Police mounted on horses

  • Toughest firefighter alive competition

  • Triathalon

  • Volunteers

  • Parade of firetrucks and police cars

  • Wish kid at the games

Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Inc.
The Gulf Tower
707 Grant Street, 37th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1938
(412) 471-9474
Toll Free (800) 676-9474
Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Southern West Virginia Office
888 Oakwood Rd
Oakwood Center, Suite 330
Charleston, WV 25314
(304) 342-9474
Toll Free (800) 664-9474
Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Northern West Virginia Office
913 Canyon Road
Morgantown, WV 26508
(304) 292-5600
Toll Free (888) 808-9474