5 Year-Old Simon Throws First Pitch & Learns His Wish to Visit Disneyland Has Been Approved & Will Be Granted
Salt Lake City, UT (August 1, 2018) – As the Salt Lake Bees faced the Nashville Sounds on Monday, July 30, Chartway Federal Credit Union and its We Promise Foundation partnered with Make-A-Wish® Utah to host a surprise Wish Reveal for 5 year-old Simon, who battles cancer. After throwing the first pitch to kick-off Bumble’s Birthday night, the three organizations held a special on-field presentation, revealing to Simon that his wish to visit Disneyland® has been approved and will be granted.
“At Chartway, we’re dedicated to making life more affordable for our members and to strengthening the communities we serve,” said Brian Schools, president & CEO of Chartway Federal Credit Union. “That’s why we were honored to serve as the Sponsor of the Night for Bumble’s Birthday celebration, and through our We Promise Foundation, to have partnered with Make-A-Wish Utah to bring joy, hope, and smiles to Simon and his family.”
Make-A-Wish Utah’s president & CEO, Jared Perry agreed, sharing “What an incredible evening. We’re very appreciative for the continued support of Chartway’s We Promise Foundation. We’re granting a wish every other day to children like Simon who have a life-threatening medical conditions, and to know that we have a partner in Chartway’s We Promise Foundation is absolutely amazing.”
Chartway’s We Promise Foundation has proudly given back to the communities it serves in Uta since 2010, providing more than $1.6 million in support of Utah-based organizations, including Make-A-Wish Utah and Ability Found. Altogether, the credit union’s charitable arm has raised more than $10,000,000 to provide the financial support needed to make dreams and wishes come to life for children facing medical challenges.