[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Truman State women’s soccer team is taking their spring off-season to a new level — making terminally ill children’s wishes come true. The team hosted its first ever annual Make-A-Wish Benefit game last Saturday to raise funds for the organization. The goal for the entire event, which took place during the women’s and men’s games, was to raise $1,000. The benefit game against University of Central Missouri raised a little over $500 from a raffle table and donations.
Sophomore Kelsey Murphy, Truman women’s soccer midfielder and WishMakers on Campus co-president, says she is passionate about the Make-A-Wish foundation and interned at the organization.
“Their main Missouri chapter is in St. Louis, and so I worked there, and I worked directly under the girl who plans the travel wishes,” Murphy says. “… I helped with that process whether that was booking flights, planning their itinerary, or things like that, so that’s where I really learned about the organization, and I was happy to bring it back to Truman’s campus.”
Freshman Sydney Spain, WishMakers on Campus co-president, says this is the group’s second year at Truman. The ten-person group has recently been selling shirts to help raise funding for the Make-A-Wish organization. Their main goal is to eventually raise $5,000 to help nominate and grant a Kirksville-area child’s wish.
“We are going to try to do other sporting events as well in the fall, so next semester we are going to do a football game, and then maybe a basketball game as well because we know a lot of people go to those,” Spain says.
WishMakers on Campus will have a karaoke event at Wrongdaddys April 21.
For more information, check out the article in this week’s edition of the Index on Issuu.