USPBL Partners with Make-A-Wish® Michigan
April 25th, 2019
ROCHESTER, Mich. – The United Shore Professional Baseball League is excited to announce a new community relationship with Make-A-Wish® Michigan by becoming an official enhancement partner during the 2019 season at Jimmy John’s Field. Major features of this partnership include a specialty jersey auction where proceeds will be donated to the organization, and a Make-A-Wish Michigan game on Sunday, July 14 where a percentage of specific tickets sales will be given back as well.
“We could not be happier to be partnering with Make-A-Wish Michigan. We hope to be just a small part of helping Make-A-Wish Michigan to fulfill as many wishes for children with critical illnesses as possible.” Says Dana Schmitt, Chief Operating Officer of the USPBL.
The USPBL will also benefit fundraisers for the 2019 Annual Walk For Wishes® – Southeast Michigan at the Detroit Zoo. As a Strength Sponsor, the league will donate two Grandstand tickets to every participant that raises $100 for the event. Official mascots and dancers from the USPBL Dance Crew will be in attendance cheering on the walkers and helping with the festivities.
The USPBL works with many local Michigan organizations, including over 1,000 charities and non-profits that were able to leverage the ballpark to raise funds for their causes in 2018. This summer the league will be helping with special requests for Michigan wish kids, such as on-field opportunities such as throwing out a first pitch. These experiences are fun ways for the kids to make summer memories with their families while waiting for their official wish to be granted.
In 2019, Make-A-Wish Michigan celebrates its 35th Anniversary. Since 1984, Make-A-Wish Michigan has granted more than 9,500 life-changing wishes to Michigan children with critical illnesses. Make-A-Wish Michigan serves children throughout the entire state and is funded through community support. Visit www.michigan.wish.org to help Make-A-Wish Michigan grant wishes for another 35 years.
To support Make-A-Wish Michigan at Jimmy John’s Field this summer, click here to purchase tickets for Sunday, July 14 and use the promotional code Make-A-Wish. The auction for the specialty jersey benefiting Make-A-Wish Michigan will begin on Monday, July 8 and end Tuesday, July 23.