Child's wish to meet skating star granted
PORTLAND, Ore. - July 26, 2002 – The Make-A-Wish Foundation®, the largest wish-granting charity in the world, and Domino's Pizza, the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, today delivered the wish of nine-year-old Bonich of Wilsonville, OR, to meet and ice skate with her favorite star, Olympic medalist Michelle Kwan.
"Bonich has been looking forward to this day for weeks and is thrilled that Domino's fulfilled her very special wish," said Shari Poindexter, representative of the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Oregon. "We applaud Domino's community spirit and are excited by their commitment to deliver wishes across the country."
Bonich, along with her parents and sister, enjoyed a fun-filled day: a limo ride from their home in Wilsonville to the Fifth Avenue Suites Hotel in downtown Portland for a Domino's Pizza pre-party; a new outfit to celebrate the night in style and a night's stay at the hotel with her family. In addition, she received a preview of the warm-up portion of the Champions on Ice show; an opportunity to glide across the ice with Michelle Kwan and VIP tickets to the fabulous Champions on Ice performance.
"We're thrilled to be able to help deliver Bonich's wish," said Mark Pectol, local Domino's Pizza franchisee. "Domino's is committed to serving the community, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation is a very special organization. We are extremely pleased and honored to have the opportunity to impact these amazing kids' lives in a positive and fun way."
As part of their national partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, "Domino's Delivers Incredible Wishes," every month Domino's Pizza sponsors and delivers a wish to an eligible Make-A-Wish® child.
About the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon
The Make-A-Wish Foundation® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. It is the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 79 chapters in the United States and its territories and 23 international affiliates on five continents. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has granted more than 97,000 wishes to children around the world since 1980 – more than 1100 of them right here in Oregon. For more information about the local chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation or to make a donation of time or money, please call us at (800) 934-WISH or visit www.orwish.org.
About Domino's Pizza
Founded in 1960, Domino's Pizza, the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, operates a network of 7,076 owned and franchised stores in the United States and more than 60 international markets. Domino's is committed to leading the industry in product quality and operational excellence.