Event Details

On Saturday, November 2, 2019, we, WISH for OUR HEROES (W4OH), will host our sixth-annual Whiskey & Wishes Heroes Gala, in conjunction with local celebrities and military heroes.  We are moving the date (from September) to November 2nd this year to allow us to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our first wish granted on November 2, 2009.  You all have made this charity possible, and we thought there would be no better way to celebrate this incredible day than with all of you, along with hundreds of our heroes who fight so valiantly for all of us.


In its sixth year, the Gala has become one of the most popular and exclusive events in Central Texas, raising more than $1.2 million during its first five 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 third consecutive year.  Last year, we hosted a record crowd of more than 1,300, and this year we're expecting an even larger crowd of supporters and military families!  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, and the man who started this event 6 years ago, Spurs' head coach Gregg Popovich.  During our first five galas, we granted 57 wishes to surprise local military families struggling with various basic needs.  This year, we’re going to celebrate our 10th Anniversary 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.

In honor of our 10th anniversary, we have completely revamped our on-stage program for 2019.  This year, we have less talking and more music and wish-granting.  We know that you're here to mingle with our heroes and see some great entertainment, so that's what we're going to give you!

Also new for 2019, we will be hosting a very special VIP pre-party in the days leading up to the gala.  This exclusive event will consist of a private meal and wine tasting, hosted by Coach Gregg Popovich, along with the full group of celebrities attending the gala.  The evening will include a whole package of memorabilia donated by our celebrity guests and will be capped with a surprise appearance by one of today's hottest country music bands.  The final date will be announced upon release of the Spurs' 2019-20 schedule, but the event will be invitation-only, with a limited number of tickets available online.  Only 50 guests will be part of this incredible evening, which will provide extensive face time with our celebrities and guests.  To learn more about this exclusive VIP event, click here.

An incredible BBQ dinner will be included for all guests, and back by popular demand this year, all guests will receive complimentary alcoholic beverages.  

Based on your feedback from previous years, and anticipated record attendance for our 10-year anniversary, we are pleased to offer a more 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 food and drinks.  We will do our best to seat all military members, but seating is not guaranteed and will be available  on a first-come, first-served basis.


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 - $150.  'Individual Ticket' includes admission and a reserved seat for the 2019 gala.  All food and beverages are included, aside from specialty drinks.


Couple (2 Tickets) - $275.  Couple's Ticket includes 2 reserved seats to the gala, including food and beverages (specialty drinks not included).  


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

VIP Table  - $2,500.  Includes the following:

  • Reserved VIP Seating for 8 

  • Special Commemorative Autographed Piece of Memorabilia

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

  • Prime table location in the front section of the venue

  • Seating with a celebrity or military hero

  • Food and beverages, excluding specialty drinks

  • (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 2019 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 jwells@wishforourheroes.org




WHO:  Join Coach Gregg Popovich, George Hill, Matt Bonner, local military heroes, local celebrities and WISH for OUR HEROES.  


WHAT:  A 10th Anniversary celebration: an evening of food, drink, fun, and most importantly, wishes granted for deserving military families in and around the San Antonio area.  Also, a fundraiser 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: Saturday, November 2, 2019 (Doors open at 5:00 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).


ENTERTAINMENT:  Bringing her entire band this year, Sailor Jerri will return this year on the heels of her first album released, which quickly rose to #14 on the country music charts (https://www.sailorjerrimusic.com/).  

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 jwells@wishforourheroes.org


We’ll see you on November 2nd at the hottest party in Central Texas!!


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