By Staff Reports
(therams.com)– Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles teams up with the Los Angeles Rams to welcome them back to LA and kick off the Inaugural “Night for Wishes” on Wednesday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hyde Sunset in Hollywood.
Rams players, cheerleaders, staff and mascot, Rampage, will all be in attendance for this special event. Middle linebacker Alec Ogletree and Kara Henderson Snead of NFL Network will host a night of fun, food, cocktails, one-of-a-kind auction items and music provided by one of entertainment’s top spinners, DJ Sleeper. Rams fans will receive an exclusive opportunity to meet and greet their favorite players for autographs and photographs, while helping grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions in LA County.
“We’re thrilled to have the Rams back in LA so we can continue our wonderful relationship,” said Neal Aton, President and CEO, Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles. “The Rams’ friendship with Make-A-Wish spans the last 20 years, during which they raised more than $2 million for our kids. We truly appreciate the team’s long-standing tradition of supporting their community through philanthropy. We look forward to raising funds and granting wishes together during this exciting homecoming season and long into the future.”
“I’m looking forward to hosting this inaugural event in Los Angeles and recruiting my teammates to join me in supporting local kids fighting serious illnesses,” said Alec Ogletree, middle linebacker, Los Angeles Rams. “Make-A-Wish has always had a special place in my heart and as a new father, it has even deeper meaning to me now. It’s going to be a great night and I encourage the community to come out and help the Rams support Make-A-Wish and their important mission of granting wishes for these young heroes, who inspire us.”
About Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles
Founded in 1983 and now in its 32 year, Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles has granted more than 9,100 wishes to children living in the communities throughout Los Angeles County. Annually in Los Angeles, the chapter grants about 350 wishes locally, and there are nearly twice as many more eligible children waiting their turn.
Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles is part of a national organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 28,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 35 minutes. It has granted more than 270,000 wishes in the U.S. since its inception in 1980.
Visit Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles at www.la.wish.org