How SWEET it is to Grant Wishes!

Do you know that warm feeling you get in your chest and cheeks when you can’t stop smiling because you’re just so happy?! After this weekend, it’s quite a familiar feeling.

On Sunday, my chapter of Chi Omega held our 5th annual dodgeball fundraiser for the Make-a-Wish Foundation! (I talked a bit about Make-a-Wish, our event, and our fundraising efforts in this recent post.) The event was Candy Land themed and a traditional bracket-style dodgeball tournament. Our initial goal was to raise $20,000 by the end of the event. In other words, a total of four wishes would be granted for children who are suffering from life threatening illnesses. However, we ended up raising over $20,000 before the event even rolled around!

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Flash forward to the day of dodgeball: Walking into Halas, our on-campus rec center, that morning and knowing that we’d already reached our goal of granting four wishes was such an amazing feeling! However, we were all starting to get pumped up about the potential of possibly granting five wishes by the end of the event that day. While the last few games were being played, our treasurer went off to count all the money and then came back with the final numbers for when it was time to reveal the check. We were all absolutely elated when we saw the number in front of us…

$29,329.85
THAT’S ALMOST 6 WISHES!

 

UPDATE: AS OF 11/15/2015 WE HAVE RAISED OVER $30,000, therefore granting SIX WISHES!!!!

Hats off to our incredibly fabulous philanthropy chair, Christine (pictured below.) She did such a remarkable job setting up dodgeball this year and making it the successful event that it was!
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Another HUGE thank you goes out to all of our absolutely amazing donors! Thank you SO MUCH for your generosity! We couldn’t have surpassed our goal or granted any of these wishes without your help! THANK YOU!
Bowtiful Life - dodgeball 2015 - Chi Omega Lambda Mu

{With the winners and the check!}

Oh how sweet it is to grant 6 wishes for Make-a-Wish!