Women's Basketball and Papa John's grant Make-A-Wish Wish

March 6, 2018

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NASHVILLE- The Vanderbilt women's basketball team and Papa John's teamed up to grant a wish for a local Make-A-Wish child at halftime of its game against Arkansas on February 25.

For the second consecutive year, Vanderbilt women's basketball head coach Stephanie White, the Vanderbilt women's basketball team and Papa John's partnered to help grant a child's wish through Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee.

Papa John's pledged a donation to Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee for home three-point field goals from the Vanderbilt women's team throughout SEC play and White matched that donation for a total of $10,000 to Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee to grant a wish.

The culmination of the partnership was at Vanderbilt's final home game of the season where the Commodores and Papa John's granted Wish Kid Noel's wish to go to Disney World and spend time with the princesses.

About Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee
Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee grants wishes in 38 counties and has granted nearly 1,600 wishes since its founding in 2000. Nationally, Make-A-Wish grants a wish every 34 minutes and has granted more than 300,000 wishes in the United States since its inception in 1980.  For more information about Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee, visit middletennessee.wish.org and discover how you can transform lives, one wish at a time.  

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