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 2014 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 $215,000 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 $215,000 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).

Check presentation of $215,000

The Tuna Challenge committee presents a check for $215,000 to Chris Sichel, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish San Diego.

Some of the 2014 junior anglers

Some of the 2014 Junior anglers


King Fin crew

2014 Large Boat division and Overall Team winner, Finology. The team's top 4 fish weighed in at 110.6 lbs.


Richard Thomas Memorial Award winner Top woman angler

Top Angler for the tournament, our Richard Thomas Memorial Award winner, was Lawrence Duffin from team Finology for his 67.3 lb. bluefin. Top woman angler went to Ashley Herrera from team Hurricane for her 22.4 lb. yellowfin.


Car Winner Sonya

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



2014 Special Events


Read about us and Volunteer Vacations on SanDiego.com


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 2014 Dates

Click on event for details



2014 Registration is closed but you can still donate HERE


2014 Tournament Entry Forms

  • 2014 Private Boat Entry Form (PDF)
  • 2014 Charter Boat Entry Form (PDF)
  • 2014 Tournament Rules (PDF)

2014
Grand Raffle Prize

Mazda 3 iTouring

A New 2014
Mazda3 i Touring
with SKYACTIV® Technology

Provided by your local
San Diego Mazda dealers
MSRP $20,945!!

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


Purchase Car Raffle Tickets

See us at one of our events to purchase tickets for our Car Raffle, -or- mail a check (payable to Make A Wish Tuna Challenge) or provide the last 4 digits of a credit card and include your phone number with area code and return address (we will call to get complete credit card information), to

Tuna Challenge 2014 Car Raffle Tickets
Attn: Car Raffle Chairperson
2091 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA, 92106.

We will process your payment and return ticket stubs to the address provided.

Note: We must receive payment on or before August 15th, 2014

Drawing will be held at our tournament banquet on August 24th, 2014 (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 Brad Brown.




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