2017 Sunflowers for Wishes

Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Connecticut
126 Monroe Turnpike
Trumbull, CT 06611
877-203-WISH, 203-261-9044
203-268-2168 fax
www.ct.wish.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Shayna Grassi
June 20, 2017 203-880-6964
sgrassi@ct.wish.org
14TH ANNUAL SUNFLOWERS FOR WISHES TO TAKE PLACE JULY 22-30
Buttonwood Farms to Donate Proceeds to Make-A-Wish® Connecticut
(Trumbull, CT)

Buttonwood Farm’s iconic annual event, Sunflowers for Wishes, is returning for its 14th year July 22nd through July 30th. What started in 2003 as a single acre of sunflowers, has now grown to 15 acres and nearly half a million of the towering blooms. Visitors can sample the farm’s homemade ice cream,—including a special “sunflower” flavored variety—purchase bouquets to take home, and enjoy leisurely tractor rides through the fields—with a special stop to feed handfuls of hay to the farm’s friendly cows. Over the years, the Button Family has donated proceeds from the event—totaling more than $1 million—to Make-A-Wish® Connecticut. Local wish kids and their families will be joining in the fun throughout the week to share their stories with visitors. One of those kids will be 15-year old Daniel, whose wish for a room makeover will be granted while he spends the day at the event on Saturday, July 22. Media are invited to take in the breathtaking views, interview wish kids, or even hitch a ride in Daniel’s limo as he heads home after the event for his room makeover reveal. Sunflowers for Wishes is located at Buttonwood Farm, 473 Shetucket Turnpike in Griswold, CT. The event is open to the public from 10AM until dusk, July 22nd through July 30th. For more information on Sunflower for Wishes, please call 860.376.4081 or visit www.sunflowersforwishes.com.
NEWS RELEASE
About Make-A-Wish® Connecticut
The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Connecticut grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical
conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Wish-come-true experiences can
do wonders by providing a much-needed break from lengthy hospital stays and medical treatments. They
give back to a child what a serious medical condition can take away—the chance to simply enjoy being
a kid. Wish Kids often choose something that will inspire happiness, and allow them to spend precious time
with their families. The Connecticut chapter has made over 2,500 wishes come true since its inception in
1986. Learn more about Connecticut wishes at www.ct.wish.org, or join Make-A-Wish on Facebook
(search Make-A-Wish Connecticut) and follow on Twitter and Instagram (@MakeAWishCT).
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