The Stockton Ports are proud to team up with Make-A-Wish on Friday, June 3, to welcome four young recipients to Banner Island Ballpark, as part of the organization’s wish-granting efforts.
Make-A-Wish Northeastern California and Northern Nevada, with assistance from volunteers and supporters, are able to grant more than 250 wishes per year to local children who face life-threatening medical conditions.
“We are honored to be partnering with the Stockton Ports and highlighting a few of our local wish children,” said Make-A-Wish Chief Executive Officer Jennifer Stolo. “It’s opportunities like this, which allows the community to witness the impact a wish has on the child facing the battle of a life-threatening illness. They really are heroes to us.”
In a pre-game ceremony led by Stolo, the Ports will honor one local recipient on the field with a first pitch opportunity, while another recipient will follow suit, then will receive the surprise of an on-field grant reveal. Additionally, a Make-A-Wish recipient will perform the National Anthem, helping to fulfill her dream of being a pop star, while another will have the chance to be a guest public address announcer for an inning.
“It is our honor to assist Make-A-Wish in their wish-granting process for these four individuals,” said Ports General Manager Bryan Meadows. “With everything the children and families have experienced, we look forward to welcoming them to a game and being part of what Make-A-Wish has in store for them.”
For more information on Make-A-Wish’s efforts at Banner Island Ballpark or for tickets for Friday night’s game, contact the Ports front office at 209-644-1900.