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Gannon Student-Athletes Celebrate Local Child's Wish Granted, Lead NCAA D-II in Make-A-Wish Donations Raised

Published: 01/17/2023

Make-A-Wish granted a wish for 3-year-old Vaida of Erie, pictured here with her family and Gannon student-athletes at the Highmark Events Center.

Make-A-Wish granted a wish for 3-year-old Vaida of Erie, pictured here with her family and Gannon student-athletes at the Highmark Events Center.

It was a special moment at halftime of the Gannon men's basketball game over the weekend, as Make-A-Wish granted a wish for 3-year-old Vaida of Erie. She loves the beach and water, and she will receive a trip with her family to Florida next week.

Gannon student-athletes led all of NCAA Division II with almost $12,000 in donations raised for Make-A-Wish, and the students were on hand to share this memorable moment.

Watch the Make-A-Wish reveal moment here.

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