OU Esports club members band together to raise money For The Wishes.
On September 12th, the OU Esports Club played games together from home. If this doesn’t seem noteworthy at first glance, think again.
Video By : Brandon Faz Villarreal
Instead of practicing for upcoming matches, OU Esports Club Members were playing community games like Among Us, Fall Guys and even Jackbox games. Students donated money to play free games with their friends, be featured on OU Esports streaming platforms, and make their favorite streamers complete challenges all to raise funds for Make-A-Wish Oklahoma. This fundraiser was in conjunction with streamers all over the globe supporting Make-A-Wish via charity streams For The Wish.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a 501 nonprofit organization founded in the United States that helps fulfill the wishes of children with a critical illness between the ages of 2 1/2 and 17 years old. Their mission is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. They serve children in 50 countries worldwide!
I can attest first hand to the impact granting a child’s wish has on their fight with life-threatening illnesses. My wish was granted by Make-A-Wish in January of 2011!
My wish being granted was something I can honestly say I gave my family and me so much joy. When I was sitting in the hospital long after the trip, my mom would remind me about all the fun things we did to take my mind off of treatments. For a few days, I was just a normal kid on vacation, and that meant everything to me.
As a club, we ended up surpassing our goal of $250 dollars to reaching $300, which means more wishes for Oklahoma kids. I could not be more proud of the club for their efforts!
This also means that our Stream Director Matthew Miller had to dye his hair the color of our communities choosing! He dyed his hair white, which you can see in the video below.
There is still time to help more wishes be granted! To donate visit https://oklahoma.wish.org/.
Vide By : Stingray Schuller