After partnering with the Make-A-Wish foundation, the Washington Wizards will have a chance to make one little girl’s dreams come true.
Amaris Jackson, a 10-year old girl from Washington D.C., has been battling kidney cancer and will have the opportunity to become a member of the Washington Wizards.
Amaris, who is battling renal cell carcinoma and will undergo surgery in the near future to remove a tumor in her lungs, will be signed by the team for this weekend’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, April 12
…she will join Monumental Sports & Entertainment majority owner, chairman and CEO Ted Leonsis and Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld for the signing of a one-day contract. Amaris will lead the team onto the court prior to the game against the Milwaukee Bucks and will take part in various in-game activities throughout the night.
This is what sports and having the opportunity to give back is all about. We’re often critical of our favorite sports teams, but at the end of the day, making statements like this is what truly matters.
I’m extremely glad the Wizards took a step in helping Amaris out and making her dreams come true. In case you missed it, John Wall helped grant Miyah’s wish by hooking her up with one of Nicki Minaj’s wigs just a few weeks ago.
Good stuff, Wizards.