Herd teams up with Bergstrom Auto to support Make-A-Wish® Wisconsin

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The Wisconsin Herd, the NBA G League affiliate of the Milwaukee Bucks, will wear Make-A-Wish® themed uniforms — presented by Bergstrom Automotive — on Wednesday, March 21.

The game-worn jerseys will be available for auction online at WHWish.afrogs.org. Bidding tips off on Wednesday, March 21 at 10 a.m. and concludes on Saturday, March 24 at 10 a.m. Fans also can bid at the Herd’s home games onWednesday, March 21 and Friday, March 23. Proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish® Wisconsin to help grant wishes.

“Make-A-Wish Wisconsin’s ability to provide joy to children battling life-threatening illnesses is inspiring,” said Wisconsin Herd General Manager and Make-A-Wish® Wisconsin Board of Directors member Dave Dean. “We are proud to team up with Bergstrom Automotive to help children discover the power of having their wish come true.”

The Herd game will serve as an unofficial tipoff for Bergstrom’s annual Dive for Dreams. All Bergstrom dealerships will donate $5 to Make-A-Wish® Wisconsin for every test drive taken in April.

Limited tickets are available for the game on Wednesday, March 21. Five dollars from every ticket purchased online via https://groupmatics.events/MakeAWishHerd will benefit Make-A-Wish® Wisconsin.

About Make-A-Wish® Wisconsin

Make-A-Wish® Wisconsin grants the wishes of children battling critical illnesses to provide the hope, strength and joy they need to get through dark and challenging times. Since the Wisconsin chapter was founded in 1984, more than 6,300 wish families have experienced the power of a wish come true. Last year alone, the chapter granted a record-breaking 400 wishes – more than a wish a day! Qualified wish referrals are up by 21 percent and it is predicted that 500 Wisconsin children will be diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition this year! The gift of a wish has a profound impact on the children served and their families. According to a national wish impact study, 95 percent of wish parents say their child’s wish helps them feel stronger, more energetic and more willing to comply with difficult, but vital treatment regimens.  For many, their wish marks a turning point in the fight against their illness!

Thanks to our caring supporters, like Bergstrom Automotive and the Wisconsin Herd, hundreds of children will discover the power of a wish come true this year. Mallory wishes to see Broadway shows in New York.  Isabel wishes to meet an Astronaut while Kelly wishes to go to Hawaii. Liam, Gaven & Kaitlyn and many others wish to go to Walt Disney World® Resort.

Photo by Jay Spanbauer for the OI

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Justin R. Mitchell

Justin is the founding editor of the Oshkosh Independent.

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