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

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