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Granting a Wish, One Hoop at a Time

'Swish for a Wish' hopes to raise money for Make a Wish, and for a Big Bend boy with cancer to give him a trip to Japan.

The Muskego High School and Club Girls Basketball Programs are hoping to grant a local boy's wish with every basket they sink in an event for the Make a Wish Foundation and the basketball program.   

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions "to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy." according to their website.  A portion of the money raised will be donated to Make a Wish to help a boy from Big Bend, named Edward.

Edward has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma but is stable at this time.  His wish is to go to Japan in June to learn about Japanese culture/customs and see the sights. The other portion of the funds raised will help the basketball programs pay for various expenses over the course of the year.   

Money will be raised by each player based on the number of free throws they can sink. Each player shoots 100, and pledge persons will owe money based on that amount.

On Saturday, Jan. 19 you can cheer on the girls as they stand at the line at Muskego High School. (Details are still forthcoming on the event.) While pledges can be based on the number of shots , anyone can also donate a set amount instead of pledging towards the free throws (for example: just donate $10 to our cause and not pledge for free throws). 

The players have been collecting pledges since Dec., 15, but have until Jan. 13 to wrap it up.   Outside donations can also be made up until Feb. 3. so a check can be presented during the donation game night on Feb. 8.  Any checks should be made out to: Muskego Girls Basketball Club.

For more information, contact Coach Brian Hirtz at 262-971-1790 ext. 4248 or brian.hirtz@muskegonorway.org.

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