The Adelphi University Department of Athletics started this fundraiser to help grant wishes for children with critical illnesses. The Make-a-Wish Foundation has paired us with a local boy named Erik (age 19), who has been diagnosed with Leukemia. Make-a-Wish is looking to grant his wish of constructing a half-court basketball court for Erik. Our student-athletes are eager to raise money to help make this wish possible.
Community engagement is a core value of NCAA Division II, and the passion for giving back runs deepwith our student-athletes. That’s why we support Make-A-Wish® to help grant wishes to children with critical illnesses. Wish kids are some of the bravest and sweetest kids you'll ever know. They wish to work in a pickle factory, become a superhero, go snorkeling, give their baseball team new uniforms, and push all of the buttons in a tall building's elevator. Their innocence and unexpected wisdom stays with you.
A wish come true helps children feel stronger, more energetic, more willing and able to battle their critical illnesses. For many, the wish marks a turning point in the fight against their illnesses. Doctors, nurses and other health professionals say, the wish experience works in concert with medicine to make their patients feel better emotionally and even physically. That is why wishes matter.
We are fundraising so more courageous kids and their families can know the happiness, relief and renewal a wish can bring. Please help by donating today.