A message from the Program
Holy Names University is hosting HawkMania V by the Hawk Student Athlete Advisory Committee (HSAAC). HSAAC is passionate about fundraising for Make-A-Wish, for it creates life-changing experiences. From the stories we have heard, we truly believe that granting a wish is a chance to change the life of a child who has a life-threatening medical condition.
Our committee hosts this wonderful event as a benefit with all proceeds going directly to Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area. Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Their goal is to raise 500 wishes a year, and one wish costs $10,000 to fulfill. The goal for HSAAC to raise this year is $10,000, which will successfully grant a child’s wish.
The event has grown steadily every year having started in year one with only one match between a student and faculty member put on by a small committee. Now, the committee consists of over 30 HNU students and faculty, and every year of the event, the donation amount has risen. It took us 4 years to accumulate $11,300, which was enough to grant a child’s wish.
Though it took us 4 years to accumulate $11,300, our aim is to continue to raise more, and we have set a goal of $10,000 this year for HawkMania V. Over the past two years, we have invited a Make-A-Wish child to our event as an honorary superhero to bring a genuine perspective to the event. In addition, the NCAA Pacific West Conference has recognized our efforts and awarded HNU with the Make-A-Wish Award the past three years. Over the past two years, we have invited a Make-A-Wish child to our event as an honorary superhero to bring a genuine perspective to the event. This year, we want to make the show bigger and better than ever!
We are seeking donations from local businesses to help us get a step closer to granting a child’s wish. For a successful benefactor event, we are looking for businesses like yours to help us make the event all that it can be! Thank for your time and consideration. To buy tickets to the event, please click HERE!