Ithaca College’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America raised $900 at its annual charity basketball tournament, Swish for Make-A-Wish, on April 22, 2012. All proceeds from the event will benefit The Make-A-Wish Foundation, an internationally known nonprofit, which works to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses.
The tournament, which took place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ben Light Gymnasium, was played five-on-five, double-elimination style and broken up into one pro and two semi-pro brackets. The winner of the pro bracket was The Human Anatomy and the winner of the semi-pro bracket was Geeks in Sneaks.
Swish for Make-A-Wish is one of two large events that PRSSA hosts each school year. During the fall and spring semesters, the club meets once a week to plan these events, in addition to engaging in professional development activities. To learn more about PRSSA, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The Foundation's mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors and entire communities. For more information, log onto www.wish.org.