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.

Thank you!

Our 2016 Tournament had a total of 86 teams made up of 370 anglers with nearly 6,200 lbs of fish caught and weighed in. Thanks to everyone who showed up to support our event: our anglers and their friends and families; all of the volunteers, mostly members of Silver Gate Yacht Club and their friends and families; Make-A-Wish San Diego volunteers; as well as our tireless Tuna Challenge committee, especially our chairperson Mike Smith who has led the committee for 3 years. Everyone worked throughout the year to help us raise $150,000 to help grant wishes to kids with life-threatening medical conditions.

Many thanks to all of our generous sponsors, found at the bottom of this page and on our Sponsorship page. Their support helped make this year's event a success so please support them with your business!

Check back on this site for information regarding our 2017 event.

2015 Kids in Attendance

Angler/Skipper Tony Dileva, showing the size of his 2016 Tournament-winning 259 lb. Blue Fin! Congratulations, Tony!

More pictures of the 2016 tournament coming soon!

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

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Check back later for information on our 2017 event

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
Won by Joe Nunez!

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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