Monsters To Host MAKE-A-WISH® Night
The Lake Erie Monsters will host Make-A-Wish Night at the Quicken Loans Arena this Saturday, February 21 when the Monsters take on the Rockford Icehogs at 7:00 p.m.
The Monsters have invited four local Make-A-Wish kids (Timothy, Kabir, Jori and Maxwell) to participate in the evening's festivities. The experience will start with a locker room tour and meet and greet with Monsters players. Each wish kid will also participate in special fan experiences during the game, including the ceremonial puck drop.
"The Monsters are thrilled to partner with Make-A-Wish for our game this Saturday night," said Monsters Sr. Vice President and COO Mike Ostrowski. "We commend them for all of their outstanding work and are honored they will be at The Q for this special evening."
The Monsters players will be wearing special Make-A-Wish Jerseys on Saturday night and fans will be able to bid on these jerseys throughout the game. Partial proceeds from the special jersey auction will go toward a $5,000 donation the Monsters will be presenting during the game to Make-A-Wish(r) Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana.
Funds raised will help Make-A-Wish grant and facilitate wishes to northeast Ohio children with life-threatening medical conditions. Fans can also support the night by purchasing tickets through this special fundraising offer: groups.theqarena.com/wish
"We are excited to partner with the Lake Erie Monsters for Make-A-Wish night," said Development Officer Megan Cantrell. "Fans will have the opportunity to watch a great game of hockey, learn more about our mission and help make more wishes come true."
For more information on ways to help, visit ohio.wish.org, call 1-877-206-9474, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @makeawishohkyin.
Make-A-Wish Night with the Lake Erie Monsters
- Saturday, February 21, 2015
- 4:00 p.m. - Wish Kid Locker Room Tour
- 6:30 p.m. - Wish kids watch warm ups
- 7:00 p.m. Wish Kids present and drop the puck
Maxwell is a four-year-old from Mayfield Heights, Ohio. He is living with spinal muscular atrophy and had his wish granted in October of 2013 to go to Walt Disney World(r) Resort with his family.
Kabir is an 11-year-old from Beachwood, Ohio. He was diagnosed with leukemia and had his wish granted in October of 2010 to have a game room.
Jori is a seven-year-old from Massillon, Ohio. She is fighting a series of life-threatening medical conditions and had her wish granted in August of 2012 to have a swimming pool.
Timothy is a 14-year-old from Parma Heights, Ohio. He is battling cystic fibrosis and had his wish granted in February of 2013 to be a marine biologist.
About Make-A-Wish(r) Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana
Make-A-Wish(r) Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Currently, there are more than 170 children in northeast Ohio waiting for their wish to come true. You can help share the power of a wish(r) by making a donation, volunteering, or referring a child. Make-A-Wish is in urgent need of volunteers in Trumbull, Columbiana, Stark, Summit and Wayne counties. For more information, visit our website at ohio.wish.org or call 1-877-206-9474.