KUSA - To mark the 30th anniversary of Make-A-Wish Colorado, the young professionals' board will be hosting its ninth annual kickball tournament on Sept. 28 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park at 600 Victory Way in Commerce City.
The event raises funds to assist in granting wishes to children suffering from life-threatening medical conditions.
Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to register a team of up to 15 players. Teams are required to raise a minimum of $500 on the event website at www.kickballwish.org prior to the event.
Players will be treated to a fun-filled day with giveaways, a raffle, pizza lunch, a DJ and of course, kickball.
Make-A-Wish Colorado grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Since 1983, Make-A-Wish Colorado has granted wishes to more than 4,000 eligible children throughout the state.
In 2013, the chapter will grant 245 wishes. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can influence 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.
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