Snoqualmie Tribe Partners with Make-A-Wish to Help Send Kids to the Big Game

SNOQUALMIE, WA (January 30, 2015) Some Make-A-Wish families will be attending the “The Big Game” this year when the Seahawks take on the Patriots in Phoenix, Arizona thanks in part to the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe. The Tribe donated its share of tickets for “the Big Game” to the Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington chapter.

 

"Last year we sent three families to the ‘The Big Game’. This year we are so pleased that our Tribe is once again able to share its tradition of helping others by giving these very special children and their families the opportunity to make a wish come true," says Tribal Chairwoman Carolyn Lubenau. “The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe is incredibly honored to support the work that Make-A-Wish does for families in our community and we are so thankful that we could help.”

 

Since 1986, Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington has granted wishes to thousands of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.

About Snoqualmie Indian Tribe:

The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe is a federally recognized tribe in the Puget Sound region of Washington State. Snoqualmie Tribe, signatories to the Treaty of Point Elliott in 1855 are known as the People of the Moon; The Tribe owns and operates the Snoqualmie Casino in Snoqualmie, WA. For more information visit www.snoqualmietribe.com and at www.facebook.com/pages/Snoqualmie-Tribe/756455097723796.

About Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington:

Since 1986, Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington has granted wishes to more than 5,500 children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can influence the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Currently, there are more than 400 children awaiting their wishes and there are more who qualify for our services, yet we are unable to reach them and grant their wishes due to a lack of funds and capacity. In fact, every year, one in four seriously-ill children in Alaska and Washington do not receive a wish because of a lack of funding. For more information about Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington and how you can share the power of a wish® please call 800.304.9474, visit akwa.wish.org or connect with us at facebook.com/makeawishakwa or on Twitter @MakeAWishAKWA