“We are so glad that the Tribe is able to share its tradition of helping others by ensuring that these very special families get to experience this memorable event,” says Tribal Chairwoman Carolyn Lubenau.
The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe’s donation includes Super Bowl tickets and assistance with travel expenses for the families. One of the donation recipients is Kevin Lee whose wish to meet Russell Wilson went viral after he was “signed” to a five-year contract with the Seahawks last summer. At that time, he proclaimed that the Seahawks would advance to the Super Bowl so the team only thought it was fitting to extend his wish experience and invite him to attend the Super Bowl.
For one local Make-A-Wish recipient, attending the Super Bowl with her family was something she wished for long before the Seahawks even made the playoffs, so her wish has become even sweeter since her hometown team is playing in the game. “We are incredibly grateful to the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe for this generous gift that will create an unforgettable experience and lasting memories for these children and their families,” says Barry McConnell, Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington president and CEO.
“We are also excited to announce that the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe will be giving an additional donation of $5,000 to Make-A-Wish,” says Lubenau. “The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe is honored to support the work that Make-A-Wish does for these families and the many other families in our community.”
Since 1986, Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington has granted wishes to thousands of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.
The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe is a federally recognized tribe in the Puget Sound region of Washington State. Known as the People of the Moon, Snoqualmie Tribal members were signatories of the Treaty of Point Elliott with the Washington territory in 1855. The Tribe owns and operates the Snoqualmie Casino in Snoqualmie, WA.
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