Make-A-Wish Foundation Sends 15 Families to Super Bowl LVII

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The Make-A-Wish Foundation is celebrating a milestone this year with granting wishes for critically ill children to attend the Super Bowl. Since the first wish to go to the Super Bowl was granted in 1982, the foundation has granted more than 300 wishes for critically ill children to go to the event. According to PR Newswire, fifteen children and their families are heading out to Los Angeles to attend this year’s Super Bowl. 

The National Football League (NFL) is a longtime supporter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and this year they are celebrating a partnership of 40 years. In addition to the NFL granting Super Bowl wishes, the athletes and teams themselves have also granted wishes for children personally over the years. 


The children and their families who will attend the Super Bowl this year have a once-in-a-lifetime experience ahead of them. PR Newswire reports, “the wish kids will arrive in Southern California on Wednesday, Feb. 9. The following evening, they will get the chance to strut their stuff on the red carpet as VIP guests at the NFL Honors event. In the days following, they will receive a private, behind-the-scenes tour of SoFi Stadium and have free time to explore the fun and games at the Super Bowl Experience. Most importantly, the wish kids will be in the stadium to watch as the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals go head-to-head in pursuit of the coveted Vince Lombardi Trophy on Sunday, Feb. 13.”

Richard K. Davis, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish America, reflects fondly on the magic that the Super Bowl brings to the children and their families whose wish it is to make it to the game. He shared that he knows once the game is over, the joy and hope that fills the hearts of the children and their families will continue to grow as they will always have this special experience to remember. 


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