PHOENIX (July 11, 2019) – WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon is teaming with Make-A-Wish and ESPN for the 14th annual “My Wish” series presented by Dove Men+Care, a week-long exploration of wish-granting on SportsCenter that highlights the inspirational stories of five children with critical illnesses who wished to meet their sports heroes. Beginning the evening of Saturday, July 13, and continuing through the week, the series will conclude on Thursday, July 18.
ESPN cameras captured each wish in its entirety, beginning with the initial surprise when a child was told their wish would be granted, all the way through the life-changing experience they shared with the athlete. Over the years, the series has featured best-in-class professionals, including global superstars, world champions, gold medalists, hall of famers and MVPs. This year’s roster is no exception, Stephanie McMahon joins other star-studded talent including the Colorado Rockies, YouTube sensations Dude Perfect, NHL all-star goaltender Marc-André Fleury of the Vegas Golden Knights and 2018 Rookie of the Year Saquon Barkley of the New York Giants.
Emmy-award winning reporter Chris Connelly brings these stories to life for the 14th consecutive year through insightful and compelling interviews with the wish kids and their families.
“It’s beyond inspiring to help tell the stories of these kids who have endured incredible hardships, and yet have the biggest smiles on their faces on the day their wish comes true,” said Connelly. “When you see a child’s eyes light up when they actually see and meet their favorite athletes, you understand the importance of these wishes and the positivity and healing that they provide.”
Make-A-Wish extends its thanks to Disney and ESPN for their support of the “My Wish” series as part of The Walt Disney Company’s philanthropic and outreach initiative, Disney Team of Heroes, delivering comfort and inspiration to families with children facing serious illness.
For more information about Make-A-Wish and the ESPN “My Wish” series, visit wish.org/mywish.