SOUTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) - The ninth annual Wings for Wishes event raised money to help make children’s dreams come true.

The event, hosted by Sports Grill in South Miami, Saturday morning, aimed to raise money for Make-A-Wish Southern Florida.

Members of the 7News team turned out to take part in the chicken wing eating contest. They won the media competition.

“This event does two things, really. One, it brings our community together in the act of doing good and doing kindness,” said Norman Wedderburn, CEO of Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. “I really believe that communities need this type of activities that really bring everybody together, to do something wonderful for someone else.”

Taking part in the competition was 7Weather meteorologist Vivian Gonzalez.

“Make-A-Wish Foundation puts together the Wings for Wishes to be able to grant wishes for kids that have critical illnesses,” she said, “and the fact that Team 7 came out here to represent and eat wings to generate funds to grant those wishes, it’s just priceless.”

Since its inception, the event has raised more than $1.5 million.

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