GRHS Wins Make-A-Wish Competition, Communities Raise over $56 Thousand Together

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GREEN RIVER– After two weeks of fundraising, the Green River and Rock Springs communities raised $56,947.97 together for Make-A-Wish Wyoming.

The two communities started raising money to grant wishes through Make-A-Wish in 2004, in which they raised a grand total of $1,500 together. Since then, the community has become more involved in fundraising efforts.

Green River High School won the Make-A-Wish competition, raising over $28.5 thousand. Rock Springs High School raised over $24 thousand.

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Familiar Faces

Past Sweetwater County wish recipients were present to help announce the grand total.


February 15 Proclaimed as “Wish Day”

Green River Mayor Rust, RSHS Athletic Director Tom Jassman, and SWCSD#1 Superintendent Kelly McGovern were present to help Make-A-Wish Wyoming proclaim February 15 as a community-wide “Wish Day”.


Celebrations

The GRHS Student Council and student council sponsors celebrated after it was announced they had raised over $28.5 thousand.


New Friends

The RSHS Student Council honorarily donated RSHS’ fundraising money to the GRHS Student Council so GRHS could meet their goal of raising over $36 thousand for Make-A-Wish Wyoming.

They said after spending time with the GRHS Student Council, they’ve become friends and wanted to help GRHS reach their goal.