Broncos Serve Up Wishes at Make-A-Wish Event

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State student-athletes teamed with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Idaho for the ninth annual Serving Up Wishes night, Mon., Oct. 24 at the Stueckle Sky Center at Bronco Stadium.

Serving Up Wishes is a unique fundraiser-gala that brings to two local groups together to make wishes come true for Idaho children. Boise State had 80 student-athletes, representing each Bronco team, take part in the evening.

This year the Broncos helped raise over $21,000 through online fundraising as well as night-of entertainment, a $7,000 increase from 2010. The night-of entertainment included gymnastics stunts, singing, playing music, making jewelry, telling jokes and other athletic feats. Guests of the event use "Wish Bucks" to donate toward the entertainment groups of their choice.

The entertainment portion was the kick-off for the evening, followed by a dinner where the student-athletes charmed over 400 guests. A live auction followed, including generous donations for Fund-A-Wish, where money is granted directly to make a child's wish a reality. The evening included special guests Stephen Kinsey and his family, who returned to Boise after making the trip from Texas in 2010 to fulfill his wish of being an honorary coach for the Broncos against Hawai'i. The evening's auctions and events, paired with the student-athletes' fundraising efforts, helped raise $230,000 for the 2011 affair.  

In the nine years of the event, Boise State student-athletes have helped raise over $1,000,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Idaho, surpassing the seven-digit mark in 2010.

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