MIAMI SHORES, Fla. – Barry University is dedicating all of its Homecoming weekend athletic events to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation, beginning Friday. All alumni, family, employees and Buccaneers fans are urged to support this worthwhile cause.
Make-A-Wish is a fundraising initiative of the NCAA to grant wishes to area kids with medical conditions. This year, Barry set a goal of $15,000 to grant three wishes to local children.
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In each of the past five years, Barry has raised over $10,000 to grant two wishes. This year, the university increased its goal to fund three wishes.
This weekend, Barry’s goal is to raise $5,000 to fund a wish for a local boy, Gustavo, and his family. Gustavo and his family will be on hand for a special presentation between Saturday’s women’s and men’s basketball games versus Rollins. The women’s game tips off at 4 p.m. and the men’s game at 6 p.m.
All of the proceeds from gate and concessions sales from this weekend’s baseball and basketball games will be donated to Make-A-Wish. Donation boxes will also be on site at this weekend’s baseball and basketball games. Other fundraising activities are also planned for Homecoming weekend’s events.
The following games and activities highlight this weekend’s Make-A-Wish efforts:
Friday, February 21
Baseball vs. Wisconsin-Parkside, 6 p.m.
Saturday, February 22
Baseball vs. Wisconsin-Parkside, 1 p.m. (DH)
Women’s Basketball vs. Rollins, 4 p.m. (Senior Day)
Men’s Basketball vs. Rollins, 6 p.m. (Senior Day)
Sunday, February 23
Baseball vs. Wisconsin-Parkside, noon
Make-A-Wish Star Donations (all weekend)
Silent Auction (at Homecoming Tailgate and Basketball Games)
Barry University Athletics Yard Sale (all weekend)
- All gate and concessions proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish