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The Indiana Sports Report Partner Little Wish Foundation to Celebrate First Mardi Groctober Festival


Festival on October 12 held at the Firefighter’s Union Hall on Mass Ave.

For Immediate Release:
September 30, 2014

Therese Niemiec, Little Wish Foundation, 219-809-7653
Steve Kolodziej, Little Wish Foundation, 219-742-8912
Chris Fultz, Indiana Sports Report, 219-314-8417
Brian Jessen, Indiana Sports Report, 317-627-0315

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Little Wish Foundation is excited to announce its first ever Mardi Groctober Festival on October 12 at the Firefighter’s Union Hall located at 748 Massachusetts Avenue. The family festival runs from 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM and includes numerous attractions such as live entertainment, kids games and events, and a Cajun Shrimp Boil prepared live for all to enjoy.

Dinner will include your choice of Cajun Shrimp Boil or an Andouille Sausage Sandwich. Other food items include bread from Yats Cajun Creole Restaurant and beignets from Taylor’s Bakery. Soda and water will be available as well as Upland Wheat Ale and beer from Sun King Brewing Company. The shrimp will be live and flown in from Louisiana the day before the festival. The live entertainment will feature jazz musicians and the Jeff Reed Trio band.

Meal tickets start at $15 for adults and $5 for children 6-11 while children under the age of 6 may eat free. Tickets are necessary for the meal with one meal per ticket.

Those who are interested in more information or volunteering opportunities can email Therese Niemiec at

The Little Wish Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that was started by Liz Niemiec, at age 17, in the memory of Max Olson. Max was diagnosed with Wilm’s Tumor, a rare kidney cancer, In December of 2007. Unfortunately, his two and a half year battle ended on March 17, 2010. His courage and strength inspired Liz to keep his memory alive by helping other children with cancer.

Currently, the Little Wish Foundation deliver wishes to pediatric oncology patients at South Bend Memorial, Riley Children’s Hospital, Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital, Lutheran Children’s Hospital and Riley North in Carmel. Some “little wishes” items that have been given include laptop computers, Xbox360 & PS3 gaming systems, iPads & iPods, concert tickets, spa treatments, TVs, blu-ray DVD players & movies, pretty dresses and much more.

ISR Little WishFor more information on the Little Wish Foundation and donation opportunities, please visit Visitors can donate online via credit card, PayPal account, or by mail.

The Little Wish Foundation is proud to work with The Indiana Sports Report to get more participants and sports fans to this year’s event. Check out ISR at

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