SAVANNAH, Ga.—Enmarket partnered with Make-A-Wish Georgia to grant one teenager’s wish of going to the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.
DeMichael, 13, loves Christmas and Disney World, so Enmarket threw him a Christmas-themed party at its headquarters while surprising him with his wish. His mother said Mickey Mouse is his favorite Disney character.
Enmarket is a large supporter of Make-A-Wish Georgia through the annual Enmarket Charity Classic golf tournament.
“We are so thankful for the generous support of Enmarket as they help us ignite hope for our local wish kids like DeMichael," said Meghan Lowe, southeast development director for Make-a-Wish Georgia. “We look forward to celebrating more wishes with Enmarket in the future.”
Make-A-Wish Georgia grants wishes of about 400 children each year.
“It is an honor for all of us to share this special day with DeMichael and his family and the Make-A-Wish Georgia team,” said Matt Clements, president of Enmarket. “Our hope in helping grant DeMichael’s wish is that he and his family will be able to look to the future with hope and strength.”
DeMichael has cerebral palsy and suffers seizures. He and his family are scheduled to visit Disney World in December.
Also, Wawa announced its first-ever college athletics sponsorship of four universities in the state of Florida, which includes designation as the official hoagie of the Miami Hurricanes and the UCF Knights, and partner of the Florida Gators and the Florida State Seminoles.
The multi-year partnership begins during football season and extends to other athletics including men’s/women’s basketball, soccer, softball and baseball in select markets where Wawa will offer sweepstakes, in-store promotions, sampling at select events and on-site activations.
“Wawa just celebrated its 10th anniversary in the Sunshine State, and as we continue to grow, we’re excited to stretch our wings to officially support student athletes in Florida,” said Jim Morey, chief marketing officer, Wawa. “We look forward to cheering student athletes on the sidelines with fresh food, beverage and fun experiences and giveaways.”