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.

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


You can still register by coming to the Captain’s meeting on Friday, August 26th at Silver Gate Yacht Club. Registration begins at 4:00 PM.

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

Purchase Car Raffle Tickets

3 Easy Ways

1. Call Make-A-Wish at 858-707-9474, (staff can take credit card payments to enter into the drawing)

2. Visit the Make-A-Wish San Diego Office - 2440 Hotel Circle N., #200 92108 to purchase with cash, check or credit card in person

3. Mail a check (to the address above) with "Mazda tickets" in memo and we will fill out the tickets on your behalf

Note: We must receive payment on or before August 25th, 2016

Drawing will be held at our tournament banquet on August 28th, 2016 (Winner need not be present to win.)

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 Gary Morris.

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