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.

Skippers - Early Bird Deadline coming up July 31st

Our early bird deadline is fast approaching. Signing up early not only gets you a lower entry fee but enters you in our early bird drawing to receive $1,000 worth of our Tuna Challenge progressive raffle tickets. Each captain will receive 1 ticket for each angler on his or her team that is signed up before the deadline. Hurry and sign up to reserve your spot in this drawing.

Join us for our 2015 Tournament and Awards Banquet

We are getting closer to our 2015 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, silent auctions, raffles, and more all while helping grant wishes to children with life threatening medical conditions.

Please take note of our major sponsors at the bottom of this page and on our Sponsorship page and be sure to thank them for their generosity.

2014 Junior Anglers

Some of our 2014 Tournament junior anglers.

2014 Large Boat Division winner, Team Finology

The 2014 Large Boat division winning team, team Finology.

2014 Richard Thomas Memorial Winner 2014 top woman angler

The 2014 top angler, Richard Thomas Memorial winner Lawrence Duffin and top woman angler, Ashley Herrera. Could this be you in 2015?

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.

Please Support Our Sponsors