Make-A-Wish America has awarded the Texas Rangers with the Chris Greicius Celebrity Award for playing a pivotal role in furthering the Make-A-Wish mission over the last year.
The Rangers received this award alongside JoJo Siwa, Night, Patrick Mahomes, Roman Reigns, Seán McLoughlin, Shawn Mendes, and T.J. Oshie.
Award recipients were awarded in recognition of their time, talent, and significant influence to grant wishes and drive fundraising results for the world’s largest wish-granting organization, allowing more children to experience wishes that can help them deal with and overcome their critical illness.
The Texas Rangers baseball organization has been a supporter of Make-A-Wish for more than two decades. The team has donated tickets for wish enhancements, along with suites and memorabilia, which have been sold in auctions to generate additional revenue across local events. The Rangers have also included Make-A-Wish in their home game raffle effort, the “Texas 2 Split.” In the past three years alone, the organization has raised close to $90,000 to help grant North Texas wishes, with their latest gift of $7,850 coming in this fall.
The Texas Rangers have also generated a tremendous amount of awareness for Make-A-Wish through the creation of PSAs, social posts, and in-game activation assets.
And of course, they regularly facilitate wishes for children to meet their star-studded roster of players.
“It is an honor and privilege for us to be involved with the great work that Make-A-Wish does in celebrating the tremendous courage and spirit of the wish kids and their families,” said Neil Leibman, Chief Operating Officer and Foundation Chairman for the Texas Rangers.
The Chris Greicius Celebrity Award – now in its 31st year of existence – is named after Chris Greicius, the 7-year-old boy whose wish to be a police officer inspired the creation of Make-A-Wish in 1980.
Since then, Make-A-Wish has gone on to grant more than 500,000 wishes worldwide thanks to the generosity of everyday people and celebrities alike.
“Our partnership with the Texas Rangers is so special—to us and to the children who have the opportunity to meet them. We can’t thank the Rangers enough for their contributions to our mission over the years and believe they are incredibly deserving of this special award,” said Scotty Landry, President/CEO of Make-A-Wish North Texas.
In December, Make-A-Wish North Texas will present the Chris Greicius Celebrity Award to the Texas Rangers Baseball Club.
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