Sweetwater County Raises Over $75,000 For Make-A-Wish

Sweetwater County Raises Over $75,000 For Make-A-Wish

ROCK SPRINGS — Over the last two weeks, both Rock Springs High School and Green River High School schools worked diligently to raise money for the Make-A-Wish foundation.

Make-A-Wish aims to make wishes come true for children with life-threatening situations. Each year, Sweetwater County comes together to raise money to donate to the organization.

This year, Rock Springs ended up raising the most money with a staggering $45,534.25. Green River also brought in an impressive $34,249.09. The total between both schools equated to $75,783.34.

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Since 1985, Make-A-Wish Wyoming has raised enough money to grant 584 children’s wishes. In Sweetwater County alone, 38 of those wishes have been granted.

Make-A-Wish currently has 6 wishes in progress in the Sweetwater County area right now, and the community can help in reaching children eligible for a wish across the state.

The organization relies on wish referrals from caring individuals to help them reach children with critical illnesses every year. For more information on those eligible for a wish and how to refer a child to Make-A-Wish Wyoming please visit: https://wyoming.wish.org/refer-a-child

A packed crowd not only celebrated the good deed between the two schools, but also cheered fiercely for what was an entertaining evening of basketball.

The Lady Wolves stole the first game off of a game-winning buzzer beater by Madelyn Heiser to win the game 47-45 over the Tigers.

Green River capped off the night with a boys victory over the Tigers. A consistent, dominating performance by the Wolves gave the team it’s 12th victory 77-53 over Rock Springs.

Below are photos from the Make-A-Wish finale: