Cobb County Government

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We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions
to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.


HISTORY OF THE EVENT

 

2017 shirt designENLARGE DESIGN 2017
Registered Runners: TBD
Amount Raised: TBD
Wishes Granted: TBD

T-Shirt Design Winner: Sherlyn Martinez, Age 10 – 5th Grade, Fair Oaks Elementary School

2016 shirt designENLARGE DESIGN 2016
Registered Runners: TBD
Amount Raised: TBD
Wishes Granted: TBD

T-Shirt Design Winner: Kaelan McBrayer, Age 10 – 5th Grade, Vaughan Elementary School

2015 shirt designENLARGE DESIGN 2015
Registered Runners: 485
Amount Raised: $38,000
Wishes Granted: 4

T-Shirt Design Winner: Brooklyn Bolden, Age 10 – 5th Grade, Big Shanty Intermediate School

2014 shirt designENLARGE DESIGN 2014
Registered Runners: 652
Amount Raised: $28,000
Wishes Granted: 3

T-Shirt Design Winner: Mary Kucera - Age 11, 5th Grade – Eastvalley Elementary School

2013 shirt designENLARGE DESIGN 2013
Registered Runners: 663
Amount Raised: $30,000
Wishes Granted: 4

T-Shirt Design Winner: Varnessa West - Age 10, 5th Grade – Russell Elementary School

2012 shirt designENLARGE DESIGN 2012
Registered Runners: 649
Amount Raised: $38,000
Wishes Granted: 5

T-Shirt Design Winner: Charli Kwan - Age 10, 4th Grade – Kemp Elementary School

2011 shirt designENLARGE DESIGN 2011
Registered Runners: 741
Amount Raised: $40,000
Wishes Granted: 6

T-Shirt Design Winner: Alexis Castano - Age 7, 2nd Grade – Hayes Elementary School

2010 shirt designENLARGE DESIGN 2010
Registered Runners: 780
Amount Raised: $36,000
Wishes Granted: 6

T-Shirt Design Winner: A’miyah DiDier - Age 8, 2nd Grade – Sanders Elementary School

2009 shirt designENLARGE DESIGN 2009
Registered Runners: 1172
Amount Raised: $36,000
Wishes Granted: 6

T-Shirt Design Winner: Kynlee Bohannan - Age 10, 5th Grade – Due West Elementary School

2008 shirt designENLARGE DESIGN 2008
Registered Runners: 822
Amount Raised: $42,000
Wishes Granted: 6

T-Shirt Design Winner: Madison James – Age 10, 5th Grade – Murdock Elementary School

2007 shirt designENLARGE DESIGN 2007
Registered Runners: 659
Amount Raised: $36,000
Wishes Granted: 7

T-Shirt Design Winner: Tiffany McDaniel – Age 9, 4th Grade – Hickory Hills Elementary School

2006 shirt designENLARGE DESIGN 2006
Registered Runners: 471
Amount Raised: $35,000
Wishes Granted: 7

T-Shirt Design Winner: Darrius Wynn – Age 9, 4th Grade – Bryant Elementary School

2005 shirt designENLARGE DESIGN 2005
Registered Runners: 258
Amount Raised: $30,000
Wishes Granted: 6

T-Shirt Design Winner: Katie Shepherd – Age 10, 5th Grade – Blackwell Elementary School

2004 shirt designENLARGE DESIGN 2004
Registered Runners: 242
Amount Raised: $30,000
Wishes Granted: 6

T-Shirt Design Winner: Taylor Vennel – Age 10, 5th Grade – Dowell Elementary School

2003 shirt designENLARGE DESIGN 2003
The t-shrit design contest begins in 2003.
Registered Runners: 231
Amount Raised: $21,000
Wishes Granted: 4

T-Shirt Design Winner: Preston Lowry – Age 5 – Eastside Christian School

2002 shirt designENLARGE DESIGN 2002
Registered Runners: 164
Amount Raised: $17,000

Wishes Granted: 3

2001 shirt designENLARGE DESIGN 2001
Registered Runners: 156
Amount Raised: $15,144.07
Wishes Granted: 3

Cobb County sponsored its first Make A Wish 5K in October 2001.

 

T-Shirt Design Contest
In 2003, the 5K race committee decided to have a t-shirt design contest that would involve students from Cobb elementary schools. Students were asked to draw a picture that represents the Make-A-Wish 5K. The race committee chooses one picture to be used as the winning artwork for the front of the shirt for that year.

The student and their family, along with the school principal, are invited to attend the race. The principal is presented with a participation plaque for the school and the student receives a plaque with their artwork. An elementary school from different areas in Cobb will be asked to participate each year.