25/01/2010 16:28:00

Make-A-Wish Foundation® Receives $140,000 Donation from Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational

The Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational is bringing joy to numerous

seriously ill children whose wishes will be granted this year, thanks to

a $140,000 contribution to the Make-A-Wish

Foundation.

Jordan, the Foundation’s Chief Wish Ambassador, presented the donation

to Make-A-Wish® representatives Thursday at Kerzner

International’s Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in the Bahamas. The

Make-A-Wish Foundation, James R. Jordan Foundation and Butch Kerzner

Summit Foundation are the main beneficiaries of the ninth-annual charity

golf event, which will distribute more than $500,000 to selected

charities this year.

“We are honored to receive this generous donation from Michael, Kerzner

International and everyone involved with the Michael Jordan Celebrity

Invitational,” said David Williams, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America

president and chief executive officer. “Last year’s contribution from

this terrific event funded the wishes of nearly 30 children with

life-threatening medical conditions. They were able to enjoy

unforgettable moments and the hope, strength and joy that come with a

wish experience.”

One of the special guests at the presentation was wish kid Travis

Meserve, 18, of South Portland, Maine. Meserve, who is being treated for

a rare lung disease, also tossed out the ceremonial first pitch for the

Michael Jordan Celebrity Softball Challenge on Thursday.

“It gives me no greater pleasure than to see wish kids like Travis enjoy

their moment and forget about all of the hardships they are going

through because of their illnesses,” Jordan said. “It’s gratifying to be

able to help the Make-A-Wish Foundation grant even more children’s

wishes through our charitable commitment.”

Jordan himself has granted more than 180 wishes since 1988. As Chief

Wish Ambassador, he serves as lead figure for the Make-A-Wish

Foundation’s Wish Ambassador Council and as a national spokesman,

assisting the Foundation’s efforts to increase wish-granting outreach.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Wish Ambassador Council is composed of

people who are passionate about the Foundation’s work, including the

Make-A-Wish founders, celebrities and national sports figures such as

Jordan, former wish children, wish parents and Foundation supporters.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation has increased its number of wishes granted

each year since 1985, including 13,465 wishes in fiscal year 2009, the

most in its 29-year history.

About the Make-A-Wish Foundation

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes

of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human

experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1980 when a group of

caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a

police officer, the Foundation is now the largest wish-granting charity

in the world, with 65 chapters

in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous

donors and nearly 25,000 volunteers,

the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish every 40 minutes and has

granted more than 188,000 wishes in the United States since its

inception. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, visit wish.org

and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.

Make-A-Wish Foundation of America

Brent Goodrich, 602-279-9474,

ext. 3185

bgoodrich@wish.org

Post comment

Related debate

  • 1 week
  • 1 month
  • 1 Year
15 Feb
 
En debat i forum i dag løb lidt af vejen, og moderator måtte slette rigtig mange indlæg ”fordi indlæ..
138
18 Feb
OMXC25
Den rammer da noglenlunde godt.      http://finans.dk/live/opinion/ECE9365426/den-stoerste-trussel-m..
25
15 Feb
FING-B
erikanthon .... ANON ....   Nu er det da vist tiden, at du får et lødigt, ud fra den viden jeg har. ..
25
20 Feb
BAVA
Der er såmænd nok ikke så mange herinde, der har en profession, der gør os til eskperter - og da sle..
14
18 Feb
OMXC25
tonnio: Jeg er ikke i tvivl om, at et meget stort flertal af danskerne ville have stemt ja, til at v..
14
17 Feb
 
omglol,   Hvis du er valueinvestor, er Maj Invests Kurt Karas spritnye: "Den rationelle investor" en..
13
20 Feb
 
yep ... barack Obama tilbage på posten .. er man tilhænger af det - stik mig et point 
12
21 Feb
BEO-SDB
@Taastrup   Jeg nægter simpelthen at give op Taastrup   nej det er ikke skiffer - Skiffer er en bjer..
11
19 Feb
SUNEQ
Jeg har lovet at opdatere lidt om retssagen og ligende forhold omkring SunEdison fordi jeg er involv..
11
20 Feb
BEO-SDB
STOP STOP STOP Taastrup     Der er ikke en godkendelse på vej! der er et kompris vedr. LST's udmeldi..
10

HSBC Bank Plc : Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - London Stock Exchange Group Plc

22/02/2017 10:08:59
FORM 8.5 (EPT/RI) PUBLIC DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITH RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY STATUS DEALING IN A CLIENT-SERVING CAPACITY ..

Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - E2V Technologies plc

07/02/2017 07:47:25
FORM 8.5 (EPT/RI) PUBLIC DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITH RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY STATUS DEALING IN A CLIENT-SERVING CAPACITY ..

Majedie Asset Management Ltd : Form 8.3 - TESCO PLC

06/02/2017 15:31:59
FORM 8.3   PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECU..

Most read news

  • 24 hours
  • 48 hours
  • 1 week
1
VIVA TECHNOLOGY 2017 SECOND EDITION: PARIS, JUNE 15 - 17, 2017
2
Ossur Hf : insider trading
3
SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Brower Piven Encourages Investors Who Have Losses In Excess Of $100,000 From Investment In Egalet Corporation (EGLT) To Contact Brower Piven Before The Lead Plaintiff Deadline In Class Action Lawsuit
4
Affiliates of Apollo and HGM Agree to Combine Novitex and SourceHOV with Quinpario Acquisition Corp. 2 to Form Exela Technologies,  a Public Company in a Transaction Valued at $2.8 Billion
5
Red Sky Solutions Set to Redefine Channel Partner Marketing with Hire of Former CIO and Customer Marketing Executive

Buy and sell signals

  • Trend
  • Moneymachine

Copyright Euroinvestor A/S 2017   Disclaimer and Terms of Use
Quote information is delivered by Interactive Data.
Data is delayed 15-20 minutes according to the distribution agreements set by the different exchanges.
 
22 February 2017 12:56:52
(UTC+00:00) Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London
Version: LiveBranchBuild_20170217.2 - EUROWEB3 - 2017-02-22 13:56:52 - 2017-02-22 12:56:52 - 1000 - Website: OKAY