Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Dragon Athletics Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) is raising money for Make-A-Wish by selling Wish Stars along with the red bucket donation challenge at the Dragon Women’s basketball NSIC tournament playoff game on Feb. 21.
“We’re all very excited to be raising money for such an outstanding organization, and eager to play a role in making Wishes come true,” MSUM SAAC president Shannon Galegher said.
Fans can give to the MSUM SAAC Make-A-Wish site at the link above.
This annual fundraising initiative is spearheaded by NCAA Division II and the NSIC to raise money for Make-A-Wish through various events lead by SAAC. Through the 2015-16 academic year, Division II as a whole has raised over $4.7 million towards granting the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions, which equates to nearly 600 wishes (excerpt from Make-A-Wish and NCAA.org). The NSIC alone has raised $98,437.54 for Make-A-Wish since 2011.
“We thank the student-athletes for being part of the Make-A-Wish team. We cannot create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses without partnerships like the one we have with Minnesota State University Moorhead,” said Billi Jo Zielinski, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish® North Dakota (located in Fargo, ND).