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