Why Coach Mario is doing a fundraiser for Make-A-Wish foundation?

I have enjoyed coaching healthy kids for over 15 years and now the Covid-19 pandemic has taken that away. Its important for me to make a difference, and to be the difference in kids’ lives.  My philosophy has always been that we must first coach our youth into and develop the person before developing them as an athlete. I was coaching kids who were in great health and now I feel it is time to help those who are less fortunate. At the same time, I am showing my former players that life after sports must include your community and giving to those in need. I hope that the proceeds raised over the next 12 months will help a bunch of them to fulfill their dreams, no matter how big.


Over the course of the next 12 months I would hope to accumulate, through this project, enough funds to help several kids achieve their dreams.  This project will run from December 1, 2020 to December 1, 2021.

You may be fortunate to have healthy children, but unfortunately, this is not the case for everyone. Many do not have this chance and your gift will allow them to realize their dream.

The project Montreal- Vancouver - Gaspé - Montreal

I am presently restoring a 1969 Mustang convertible; I which will be finish by August 2021.  The trip will begin on the 1st of August 2021. Throughout the journey my car will be available for people in exchange for donations.

My Life Slogan

Impossible + Determination = Possible.  If your determination ever flakes, as it sometimes does, then we must persevere.


To make an individual donation, please click 'Donate to this campaign' button, give whatever you can, and I thank you personally for your kind heart.  Together we will achieve great things, I promise you.

If you own a company or are an executive member of a company: 

The support of your company can be done in different ways, this will differ depending on the size of the company.   For example, a small or medium-sized construction, renovation or landscaping company could pledge $10 per job site and donate the funds to this project on August 1, 2021.  They could also pledge an amount per km traveled.  Their company would be listed as a sponsor on the project website and any promotional materials. They could even include a message on the invoices to their own customers that they are supporting the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Larger companies and corporations, can lend their support or pledge funds in several ways.  Here are some examples (but depending on what the company wants to achieve we can be creative):

  • be visible on the event facebook page and this fundraising page 
  • displaying your company logo on the car;
  • having the vehicle visit a specified location during the cross country trip (this could be a corporate site or a customer location);
  • riding in the car for a portion of the trip, for example, several people have told me that they are interested in riding in the car for the Rocky Mountains leg of the trip.  Although that section is definitely going to be popular, there are also sections that go through many beautiful parts of this great country of ours like the prairies from Winnipeg to Calgary, and the beautiful Gaspٞésie area of Quebec.

The trip will be filmed,  therefore a CEO may choose to partake in a specific section of the trip, where he could tell the audience about his company, talk about his family, his love for cars, and why the Make-A-Wish Foundation is important to him and his organization etc.  There are plans to put together a small documentary film of the entire trip.  An organization could use their participation in the film or develop a promotional video of their own, that the organization can use to promote themselves to their customers or to inspire their employees.

The level of visibility and/or participation in this event will be commensurate to the level of support of the organization or individual.  If you are interested in becoming the title sponsor of this event, please feel free to contact Coach Mario directly.