We started this fundraiser to help grant wishes for children with critical illnesses. Community engagement is a core value of NCAA Division II, and the passion for giving back runs deep for 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.
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.
This fundraiser will not only help support our friends at Make-A-Wish, but it will also give us a chance to have some EXTRA fun at the expense of our coaches and support staff! Each team has selected a Wishmaker Challenge Team Representative who will complete a physical challenge based on how much money raised. Every dollar donated will help us grant wishes of our wish kids AND of our college kids, who wish to see their coaches do stairs, sit ups, burpees, etc. 'Pay Day' will be Monday, May 3rd and your student-athletes can update you on how to watch our Challenge Team Reps pay up live.
We are truly grateful for your support! GO LIONS!!