Georgia Southwestern honored for Make-A-Wish fundraising events

Published 1:47 pm Thursday, May 30, 2024

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Georgia Southwestern State University earned the LeeAnn Noble Make-A-Wish Most Improved Award for its fundraising efforts during the 2023-24 school year at the Peach Belt Conference’s annual awards dinner on Tuesday in Hilton Head.

Georgia Southwestern increased its giving by 107% from 2022-23.

NCAA Division II has raised more than $6.8 million toward granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Almost 785 “wishes” have been granted through Division II contributions. These wishes can serve as a game changer in children’s fights against their illnesses, helping them feel better, and in some cases even get better.

The PBC Make-A-Wish awards were renamed the LeeAnn Noble Make-A-Wish Awards following the 2013-14 season. Noble was a women’s golfer at the University of North Georgia and former wish recipient from Make-A-Wish.  She appeared on the cover of NCAA Champion Magazine in the fall of 2013 and sadly passed away in March of 2014.  Her dedication to the Make-A-Wish program will live on with these awards that will forever bear her name.