On August 17th 2010, Indiana Pacers Radio Play-by-Play Announcer Mark Boyle began a 500 mile walk around Indiana to raise money for Indiana Children’s Wish Fund.
“The Wish Walk” kicked off downtown Indianapolis on Monument Circle with Wish Fund families and special guests to send Mark on his way to begin his fundraising journey. Tip-off festivities included an appearance by Mayor Ballard, Boomer and the Pacemates, a brief ceremony and give-away prizes. A colorful balloon release officially marked the beginning of Mark’s journey which started in Fort Wayne and concluded in Indianapolis with Boyle making a grand entrance at the Pacers Foundation Golf Outing at Brickyard Crossing on September 21st. Fans were able to follow Mark’s walk, as well as make donations to benefit Indiana Children’s Wish Fund at www.TheWishWalk.com.
“Over the years, I’ve tried to use my time off in the summer to try different things, from piranha fishing in the Amazon to spending a summer with a minor league baseball team in Montana,” said Mark Boyle. “With this summer’s project, I’m going to challenge myself physically, raise money for a great cause and appease all the folks I’ve known over my life that have told me to go take a hike.”
We are all thrilled Mark chose to raise money and awareness for Indiana Children’s Wish Fund. Throughout the years, Mark and the Indiana Pacers have been big supporters of our organization. We appreciate all the hard work and dedication Mark has put into walking the State of Indiana and helping us grant wishes for our very special Wish children.