Over $110,000 was raised last week for the Central and South Texas Make-A-Wish Foundation at the annual ProSource Spring Meeting.
“The overwhelming success of this team event is a reflection of the heart and passion of our organization. We believe in doing well by doing good." said Jessica Paskon, ProSource VP of finance and operations, in statement. “We want to thank everyone for their generosity in helping us exceed the target."
In addition to donations from individual members, three first-place-winning teams from the Lego building competition held earlier earned a generous $10,000 donation in their names from ProSource to the Foundation, matched by an additional $10,000 from the organization and an extra $5,000 from the board of directors.
Special guest, Wish Kid Nate and his family, along with The Caped Crusader, Batman, selected the winner in each of the three Lego building categories: automotive, architecture, and aircraft. Nate's wish to visit Disney World was made possible by Make-A-Wish Central and South Texas.
"It was moving to witness 400 people come together to raise $110,000 in 20 minutes and when we shared Nate's story with everyone, you could feel the emotional energy of the audience,” stated Llyas Salahud-din, Director of Development for Make-A-Wish Central and South Texas.
The Foundation estimates 20 additional wishes will happen because of the donations from the ProSource Spring Meeting attendees.