Hillcat Softball Makes Donation to Make-A-Wish OklahomaŽ
CLAREMORE, Okla. – Rogers State Head Softball Coach Mark Dicus presented a $2,049 check to Make-A-Wish Oklahoma® Director of Development Jane Rohweder on behalf of Kayla Glover on Tuesday.
The Hillcat softball team partnered with Make-A-Wish Oklahoma® to help grant the wish of Kayla, a 15 year-old from Claremore, Okla. that was diagnosed with ALL Leukemia in July 2010. Kayla’s wish was to take a trip to Hawaii with her family.
Hillcat softball players sold Make-A-Wish Stars during the month of April along with Papa John’s Pizza of Claremore donating 20-percent of all sales during the day of May 19 to total $2,049 raised on behalf of Kayla.
Kayla threw out the first pitch on April 21 prior to the Hillcats game versus No. 3-ranked Oklahoma City University at the Hillcat Complex. The RSU athletic department hosted Kayla along with her family and friends at the ballpark that day.
Make-A-Wish Oklahoma® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Since being founded in 1987, the chapter has granted more than 2,000 wishes to eligible Oklahoma children.
The Oklahoma chapter is part of the largest wish-granting organization in the world, with 64 chapters in the United States and its territories, along with affiliates in 36 countries on five continents. Make-A-Wish estimates a positive impact on more than 300,000 individuals each year.