MINNEAPOLIS (June 20, 2014) – Life changed when 14-year-old Jaela was diagnosed with leukemia. As she fights leukemia, Jaela will have something to take her mind off her illness when Make-A-Wish Minnesota grants her wish for a Sport Court this Friday, June 20th. She looks forward to making her first basket when she experiences her wish for a Sport Court in her backyard.
Jaela’s Sport Court will be revealed to her at a ribbon cutting ceremony complete with lunch celebration surrounded by her family and friends.
WHEN & WHERE:
The big reveal of the brand new Sport Court will take place at noon on Friday, June 20 at Jaela’s home in Ham Lake.
Jaela, who is passionate about sports, plans to use the multi-purpose Sport Court for basketball, street hockey and rollerblading in summer and hockey in the winter. Jaela’s wish is made possible thanks to the support of Stinky Trash Can Broomball Tournament through the Adopt-A-Wish® program. Additional support was provided by Sport Court, Flow Outdoor and TAG Cement.
About Make-A-Wish® Minnesota:
Make-A-Wish Minnesota grants the wishes of Minnesota children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can have positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. With the help of generous donors and more than 700 Minnesota volunteers, Make-A-Wish Minnesota grants a wish somewhere in the state every 27 hours. It has granted more than 4,000 wishes since its inception in 1982. Visit Make-A-Wish Minnesota at mn.wish.org to learn more.