Make-A-Wish® Tuna Challenge

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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.

Participate by signing up for the 2015 tournament, or by donating your time, money, or both, to the Make A Wish Foundation® or the Tuna Challenge event. Come by our Tuna Challenge booth at one of the special events below to donate or for more information on how you can help.

We raised over $200,000 for Make-A-Wish!!

Thank you to our sponsors, donors, anglers, friends, families, and some people that we only just met. Through your kindness and generosity, we were able to raise more than $200,000 for Make-A-Wish San Diego to help grant wishes to children with life threatening medical conditions. Fishing was good with over 5,478 lb. of fish weighed in (see our results page for more).

Del Mar Raffle Drawing

A young Fred Hall San Diego show attendee draws the winning ticket for our show raffle (again, with a little assistance from our committee Chairperson, Mike Smith).

Del Mar Raffle Winner

Our 2015 Fred Hall Del Mar show raffle winner, John Budge, with his new Abu Garcia reel and Penn rod fresh water combo!

Long Beach Raffle Drawing

A young Fred Hall show attendee draws the winning ticket for our show raffle in Long Beach (with a little assistance from our committee Chairperson, Mike Smith).

Long Beach Raffle Winner

Our 2015 Fred Hall Long Beach show raffle winner, Rob Ethington, with his new Penn rod and reel salt water combo!

Car Winner Lisa

Our 2014 Grand Raffle prize winner, Lisa, is pleased to take ownership of her new 2014 Mazda3 i Touring with SKYACTIV® Technology.

2015 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 2015 Dates

Click on event for details

Register online for our 2015 tournament

Can't attend?

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

2015 Tournament Entry Forms

Grand Raffle Prize

Mazda 3 iTouring 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 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 Marianne Godwin.

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