In February, we opened a charity auction in honor of Jason’s 20th Anniversary on Team Storm where fans had the opportunity to bid on this one-of-a-kind beautiful canvas donated by Blake Jamieson. Jason & Blake worked together to create to celebrate the culture of winning that Jason has created throughout his career. The charity of choice to donate the funds raised, was Make-A-Wish Utah.
Make-A-Wish grants life-changing wishes for children going through critical illnesses. According to their website, “wishes are far more than gifts, or singular events in time. Wishes impact everyone involved—wish kids, volunteers, donors, sponsors, medical professionals and communities. For wish kids, just the act of making their wish come true can give them the courage to comply with their medical treatments. Parents might finally feel like they can be optimistic. And still others might realize all they have to offer the world through volunteer work or philanthropy.”
Last week, Jason and some team members from Storm traveled to Make-A-Wish Utah to present the funds raised through the auction. When our team arrived, we were greeted by McKenzie and some Make-A-Wish Utah team members who gave us a tour of the facility. We experienced how a wish is granted and heard some stories of some of the Wish Kids.
It was an honor to meet with the team members that grand wishes for these children at Make-A-Wish Utah. Spending just a few hours at the facility inspired our team to look for ways in the future to do more to help.
Through this process, we’ve learned so much about Make-A-Wish and we’d encourage you to visit their website by clicking here and learn more as well. Most importantly, Make-A-Wish America proudly manages and safeguards the generous contributions of individual donors, corporations and other organizations. The funds support local Make-A-Wish chapters in their day-to-day work granting life-changing wishes.
We look forward to helping Make-A-Wish Utah grant more wishes in the future!