(From Left to Right) Finish Line Pub Director, Dayna Price, Mayor Lisa Orndorf, and NJMP President and COO, Brad Scott, partner for a Make-A-Wish Celebrity Bartender Fundraiser.
NJMP Raises Over $20,000 for Make-A-Wish New Jersey with Mayor Lisa Orndorf at Celebrity Bartender Fundraiser
July 13, 2023 - MILLVILLE, NJ
On Thursday, July 13th, people from the community and beyond gathered at the Finish Line Pub at New Jersey Motorsports Park for a great cause, raising over $20,000 to help support the children involved in the Make-A-Wish New Jersey program.
New Jersey Motorsports Park partnered with Millville’s Mayor Lisa Orndorf to raise funds for a worthy cause that is dear to the community and the mayor, herself. Make-A-Wish New Jersey is a charitable organization that grants wishes for children diagnosed with critical illnesses with the help of donations made by everyday people. These wishes can range from parties to vacations to once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Through granting wishes, Make-A-Wish provides children and their families with hope and strength during the most challenging times in their lives.
(From Left to Right) Mayor Lisa Orndorf with Steve Kelley and Jay Wheeler, of Mission Spirits Brewery, collaborate to create specialty cocktails for this Make-A-Wish Fundraiser.
“We are honored to be a charity of choice for Millville, New Jersey, and are inspired by their steadfast commitment to our mission,” shared Michael Dominick, Assistant Vice President of Make-A-Wish New Jersey. “We are deeply grateful for their support, and the support of New Jersey Motorsports Park, in helping us to move our mission forward, raising the funds to grant life-changing wishes for courageous children here in the Garden State battling critical illnesses over the past two years. Their passion for our mission has impacted an entire community and we are excited to continue this great relationship in the future.”
Mayor Lisa Orndorf holds a special connection to Make-A-Wish, being the parent of a Make-A-Wish child herself. After Make-A-Wish helped grant a special vacation to Britain for her daughter and her family, Mayor Orndorf has been dedicated to supporting the charity so other children may experience the same joy her daughter received from her granted wish.
Mayor Lisa Orndorf and Finish Line Pub Director, Dayna Price, work together to as bartenders for the Make-A-Wish Celebrity Bartender Fundraiser.
“We set a goal to grant at least one wish, well the Millville community and track community came together and crushed that goal,” says Millville Mayor Lisa Orndorf. “When I spoke with my daughter, she asked how the event went, I said ‘Briget guess what, the event raised enough to grant four wishes!’ She was so excited, and said, ‘I wish I was there.’ I can't thank the Millville community and NJMP enough for hosting this spectacular event.”
During the Make-A-Wish Celebrity Bartender Fundraiser at the Finish Line Pub, the celebrity bartender, Mayor Lisa Orndorf, interacted with guests and mixed specialty cocktails flavored with signature spirits provided by Millville’s Mission Spirits Brewery. 100% of the proceeds made from the night’s three specialty cocktails and a portion of the proceeds from all other drink orders were donated to Make-A-Wish New Jersey.
The crowd at the Finish Line Pub surrounds the bar to purchase a Cocktail made by Mayor Lisa Orndorf.
In addition to conversations with the mayor of Millville, guests were entertained with a live performance by Dale Bierman and a race car display provided by PT Autosport and Porsche Carrera Cup North America racer, Alex Sedgwick. Individual donators were also recognized throughout the night with special NJMP giveaways and the grand prize of a corporate karting party for ten people was rewarded to Al Phillips and Anthony Valente for their donation to Make-A-Wish.
Mayor Lisa Orndorf and NJMP President and COO, Brad Scott award Al Phillips & Anthony Valente with the grand prize for their donation they made to Make-A-Wish.
“The Make-A-Wish Event at New Jersey Motorsports Park was a huge success with an amazing turnout! The Finish Line Pub bar and dining room were filled with Drivers Club Members, SCCA Racing Participants, NJMP Staff Members, community members of Cumberland County, and City and Country officials.” said Brad Scott, President and Chief Operating Officer of NJMP.
“This special event turned a normally quiet Thursday into a vibrant night supporting a great organization. We want to thank our City of Millville Mayor Lisa Orndorf and Make-A-Wish for allowing us to be the backdrop for this special opportunity to showcase our facility.”
NJMP is a proud supporter of Make-A-Wish New Jersey and the Millville community. Those looking to get involved in Make-A-Wish New Jersey should visit www.wish.org/nj for more information. NJMP also encourages the community to get involved in special community events like these happening at the New Jersey Motorsports Park happening this year. Those interested can visit www.njmp.com for a more information on events coming this season.