Make-A-Wish® Tuna Challenge

Welcome to the Make-A-Wish Tuna Challenge, an annual tuna tournament and fundraiser in San Diego with all proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of San Diego, Inc.

Join us for our 2016 Tournament and Awards Banquet

We are getting closer to our 2016 event and if you would like to fish, join our committee to help out, make a donation, or just come to our awards banquet to enjoy the day and participate in a fantastic event then now is the time to make your plans. It is all happening at the end of August and we need everyone's help to make this a great year for our event and Make-A-Wish San Diego. Come and enjoy the fun with friends and family. Take part in our live auction, raffles, and more all while helping grant wishes to children with life threatening medical conditions.

Early Bird Registration Deadline

Attention all anglers! Our 2016 Early Bird registration deadline is fast approaching. All registrations postmarked, or purchased online, on or before Friday, July 29th, will be eligible for our early bird prize of $1000 in raffle tickets. After that date the entry fees go up and you are no longer eligible for the prize so get your registrations in today!

Some pics of our 2015 event

2015 Check Presentation

2015 Top Angler Brandon

2015 Large Boat Winning Team

2015 Jr Winner Tianna

2015 Large Boat 2nd Place

2015 Angler Peter

2015 SGYC Venue

2015 Kids in Attendance

Kids enjoying the banquet on Sunday.

2015 Banquet

Over 1000 people were in attendance.

2015 Mazda winner

Car Winners Tom and Berta.

Pictures by Ryan Pennell and Brian Jones

2016 Special Events

Read about us and Volunteer Vacations on

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Click here to see wish impacts and facts..

All proceeds from the Tuna Challenge go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego, which serves children in San Diego and Imperial Counties.

Read more about some of the wishes that have been granted.

Important 2016 Dates

Click on event for details

Register online for our 2016 tournament

Can't attend?

Click on the registration link above and then click on "Make a Donation"

2016 Tournament Entry Forms

Grand Raffle Prize

Mazda 3 iTouring Mazda CX-3 Mazda 6 Mazda CX-5

A New Mazda vehicle with
SKYACTIV® Technology

Provided by your local
San Diego Mazda dealers
Your choice of a Mazda 3, Mazda CX-3, Mazda 6, or Mazda CX-5.
MSRP of up to $25,000!!

Tickets are available for
$10 each, 6 for $50, or 12 for $100

Volunteers Needed

Every year Tuna Challenge is made possible with the support of generous volunteers, from the awards banquet and fileting fish to collecting donations and much, much more. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer then please contact Cheryl Nielsen.

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