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Event Details

On Friday, September 29, 2022, WISH for OUR HEROES (W4OH), will host its' ninth-annual Whiskey & Wishes Heroes Gala, in conjunction with local celebrities and military heroes.  

The Heroes Gala has become one of the most popular and exclusive events in Central Texas, raising more than $2.4 million during its first eight years, 100% of which assisted local military families struggling with hardship situations (basic needs:  food, shelter, transportation, child needs, uncovered medical expenses, etc).   We are excited to announce that the gala will be held at Pedrotti's North Wind Ranch for the sixth consecutive year.  We're very thankful to the Pedrotti family for allowing us to once again utilize their incredible facility.  Many of our favorite celebrities will be back this year to celebrate, along with a group of new celebrities.  During our first eight galas, we granted 84 wishes to surprise local military families struggling with various basic needs.  This year, we’re going to celebrate by surprising a whole new group of local military families, as we pay tribute to ALL of our American heroes while we eat, drink, and celebrate together.

Also for 2023, we will be hosting a very special VIP pre-party on Wednesday, September 27th, at the amazing Devils River Distillery in downtown San Antonio.  This exclusive event will consist of a intimate evening of food, drinks, wish-granting, and a private musical performance.  The event will be limited to the first 100 people who purchase a VIP ticket or table to the gala.  To learn more about this exclusive VIP event, click here.

At the main gala on September 29th, an incredible BBQ dinner will be included for all guests, and back by popular demand this year, all guests will receive complimentary Devils River featured beverages.  

Based on your feedback from previous years, and anticipated record attendance for this year, we are pleased to offer a diverse set of ticket options:


Active-Duty Military – $30/individual, $50/couple (military ID will be verified upon check-in at venue).  Military Ticket includes admission for active-duty military member (and their guest, for a military couple.  Guest does not have to be active-duty military) into the gala.  Military ID will be verified at registration desk upon arrival.  Ticket includes dinner and a guaranteed seat.


Military Wish Society Members - Free.  Military Wish Society members are invited to attend all W4OH events as our guests.  Please submit your information through the link below to reserve your complimentary tickets.


Individual Reserved Seat (1 Ticket) - $150.  'Individual Ticket' includes admission and a reserved seat for the 2023 gala.  Food and Devil's River speciality drinks are included.


Couple (2 Tickets) - $275.  Couple's Ticket includes 2 reserved seats to the gala, including food and Devils River featured beverages. 

Individual VIP Ticket (1 Ticket)- $200.  'Individual VIP Ticket' includes everything in 'Individual Reserved Seat' ticket above, plus one ticket to the VIP Pre-Party on September 27, 2023.

VIP Couple (2 Tickets) - $375. VIP Couple includes everything in 'Couple' tickets above, plus two tickets to the VIP Pre-Party on September 27, 2023.


Table (10 Tickets/Includes Special Commemorative Gift) - $1,600.  'Table for 10' includes 10 reserved seats at the same table.  Food and Devils River beverages are included.  Table purchase also includes a special commemorative gift.

VIP Table  - $2,600.  Includes the following:

  • Reserved VIP Seating for 8 

  • 2 reserved tickets to VIP Pre-Party on September 27, 2023

  • Special Commemorative Autographed Piece of Memorabilia

  • Early admission (and dedicated line) prior to the general public

  • Prime location in the front section of the venue

  • Seating with a celebrity or military hero

  • Food and Devils River beverages

  • (Note:  If VIP table purchasers prefer 10 total guests, versus 8 plus a celebrity/military hero, let us know and we will arrange it).

To purchase tickets for the 2023 Whiskey & Wishes Heroes Gala, click here.

If you are a corporation or individual interested in sponsoring the gala, visit our sponsorship page here.


If you would like to mail a check, or have questions regarding tickets, please email




WHO:  Join local military heroes, local celebrities and WISH for OUR HEROES.  


WHAT:  An evening of food, drink, fun, and most importantly, wishes granted for deserving military families in and around the San Antonio area.  Also, to raise funds, 100% of which will remain within the greater San Antonio area to assist local military families struggling with basic needs:  food, shelter, transportation, child needs, uncovered medical expenses, etc.


WHEN: Friday, September 29, 2023 (Doors open at 6:00 PM/On-Stage activities commence at 7:00 PM)


WHERE:  Pedrotti's North Wind Ranch (13715 FM 1560 N, Helotes, TX  78023).  To learn more about Pedrotti's North Wind Ranch, click here.  


WHY:  Raise funds to assist local San Antonio military families struggling with basic needs (food, shelter, transportation, child needs, and medical expenses not covered).



September 27, 2023 VIP Pre-Party:  TBD

September 29, 2023 Main Gala:  Michael Ponder Band

MASTER OF CEREMONIES: Matt Bonner, George Hill, & Drew Waters.


ATTIRE:  Texas-Casual!


Come prepared to bid on your favorite item!  We will have both live and silent auctions, with spectacular items for everyone.  To view a sampling of our live and silent auction items, and to bid prior to the gala, click here.


Other types of fundraising will include raffles, fun contests, and much more!  Credit and debit cards will be accepted, along with cash and checks.


If you are not able to attend and would like to make a donation to support our event,  a monetary or in-kind donation of an auction item, other in-kind donation, or find out how to bid on live and silent auction items, submit your information here or email


We’ll see you on September 29th at the hottest party in Central Texas!!


To learn more about WISH for OUR HEROES, click here:

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