RSHS and GRHS Raise $65K for Make-A-Wish

RSHS and GRHS Raise $65K for Make-A-Wish

RSHS and GRHS students await the big announcement. Photo by Brayden Flack.

GREEN RIVER — The annual Make-A-Wish week between Rock Springs High School and Green River High School came to a close on Thursday evening during the high school basketball games. The week is dedicated to raising funds to help grant local children’s wishes who battle threatening illnesses and ailments.

Between the two schools, a total of $65,703 was raised for Make-A-Wish Wyoming. RSHS raised the most money with $37,001 while GRHS pulled in $28,702.

The money helped to grant a local child’s wish to go on a Disney cruise. This year’s wish was the 618 wish that has been granted in Wyoming. All money that is raised stays local to help with other wishes. Currently, there are 54 wishes in the works across the state with six of those wishes in Sweetwater County.

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As part of the Make-A-Wish action, the Rock Springs and Green River basketball teams took each other on for the second and final time in the regular season.

The Lady Wolves came out on top with a 66-56 win over the Lady Tigers. Green River won the game in convincing fashion, leading by 20 points for most of the ball game.

On the boy’s side, the Tigers earned a 67-63 victory. Rock Springs jumped out ahead in the first half, but a Green River comeback in the fourth quarter brought the game within three points. The Tigers knocked down a few free throws in the final minute to avoid a sweep by the Wolves this season.