Go Blue for Make-A-Wish: Saturday’s Doubleheader will be a Blue-Out

Go Blue for Make-A-Wish: Saturday’s Doubleheader will be a Blue-Out

ANDERSON, S.C. – Anderson University Athletics is inviting all Trojan fans to help make a difference together, as the Trojans will be hosting a Make-A-Wish drive during the upcoming three-game basketball homestand.

Fans are encouraged to turn the Abney Athletic Center blue during Saturday's basketball doubleheader versus Catawba – and a donation of any amount will earn that fan a blue Anderson T-shirt. Make-A-Wish buttons, bracelets and other items will also be available.

Trojans fans can also donate at any Anderson Federal Credit Union location during the month of January and AFCU will be sponsoring a Half-Court Shot ($500) during halftime of the Jan. 23 men's basketball game versus Mars Hill.

All three games (Jan. 19, 23 and 26), will have multiple ways to make donations – throwing loose change in a passing bucket or by using a credit card at the ticket window or concessions stands.

Donations can also be made directly to Make-A-Wish on behalf of Anderson University by clicking here.

Spearheaded by each school's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, NCAA Division II schools raised more than $474,000 for the nonprofit organization during the 2017-18 academic year. Since the national Division II SAAC began its relationship with Make-A-Wish in 2003, the division has raised more than $5.7 million, helping the organization grant wishes to 697 kids across the country with life-threatening medical conditions.

Schools from all 24 Division II conferences participated in fundraising for Make-A-Wish, including every member of the South Atlantic Conference and more than 90 percent participation from the Great Midwest Athletic Conference, Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference and Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.