FPU Student-Athletes Raise Money for Make-A-Wish

The Fresno Pacific University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) raised 3,000 dollars this year for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, making FPU one of six Pacific West Conference schools to contribute at least $3,000 to the organization in coordination with NCAA Division II's national efforts to support Make-A-Wish.
As a conference, the PacWest student-athletes raised a record-setting $36,707 for the Make-A-Wish program – more than $10,000 above the amount accrued by the student-athletes last year.
Grand Canyon was awarded the "Pacific West Conference Make-A-Wish Award" after leading the way with more than 10,000 dollars raised. Joining FPU in raising $3,000 or more was Hawaii Pacific, Holy Names, Dominican and Chaminade.
The FPU SAAC coordinated numerous fundraising events at various games and promotions throughout the season and has plans to expand their efforts in 2013-14.
About the Make-A-Wish Foundation
Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The foundation's mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors and entire communities.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation was founded in 1980 after a little boy named Chris Greicius realized his heartfelt wish to become a police officer. Since its humble beginnings, the organization has blossomed into a worldwide phenomenon, reaching more than 250,000 children around the world.
Although it has become one of the world's most well-known charities, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has maintained the grassroots fulfillment of its mission.
A network of nearly 25,000 volunteers enable the Make-A-Wish Foundation to serve children with life-threatening medical conditions. Volunteers serve as wish granters, fundraisers, special events assistants and in numerous other capacities.
As the Foundation continues to mature, its mission will remain steadfast. Wish children of the past, present and future will have an opportunity to share the power of a wish.