Make-A-Want and ESPN announce the return of the “My Want” sequence to SportsCenter on July 17

Printed: Jul. 14, 2022 at 8:58 AM EDT

The fifteenth 12 months of the enduring sequence will profile want youngsters having their needs to fulfill the world’s greatest athletes and groups granted

PHOENIX, July 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Make-A-Want® and ESPN® introduced right this moment that that the fifteenth season of the “My Want” sequence will return to SportsCenter on Sunday, July 17. The multi-day sequence will spotlight 4 inspirational tales of youngsters with vital diseases whose needs to fulfill their sports activities heroes without end modified their lives. Via Wednesday, July 20, sports activities lovers can catch a brand new function debuting within the 8 a.m. ET hour of SportsCenter after which re-airing for twenty-four hours on any subsequent SportsCenter reveals.

Make-A-Want child Myka and Patrick Mahomes flex their muscular tissues for the digicam.(PRNewswire)

For every of the desires featured within the “My Want” sequence, ESPN cameras captured the expertise in its entirety, starting with the preliminary shock of being instructed the want can be granted, all through the life-changing expertise shared with the athletes and groups. Over time, “My Want” has featured best-in-class professionals, together with world superstars, world champions, gold medalists, corridor of famers and MVPs. This 12 months’s roster of want youngsters, star-studded athletes and groups contains:

  • Sam, a 19-year-old coronary heart transplant recipient from New Jersey, who introduced the New York Giants’ first-round choose on the NFL Draft;
  • Myka, a 12-year-old from California with a pulmonary situation, who shared her aim to develop into the primary feminine NFL participant along with her idol, Kansas Metropolis Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes;
  • Jackson, a 12-year-old from Georgia with most cancers, who stepped onto the sphere as an Atlanta Braves participant for the day; and
  • Joseph, a 15-year-old from Alaska with leukemia, who realized first-hand what it takes to be a champion from Golden State Warriors’ taking pictures guard Klay Thompson.

“The immense and lasting energy of a want is greatest felt and skilled via tales, and there’s no yet another able to capturing and sharing the ability of sports activities needs than the consultants at ESPN,” mentioned Richard Okay. Davis, president and CEO, Make-A-Want America. “We’re so grateful to everybody at ESPN for 15 years of working collectively to ship tales of power, resilience and braveness that uplift and encourage viewers.”

As he has for the reason that first 12 months of the sequence, Emmy-award successful reporter Chris Connelly brings these tales to life via insightful and compelling interviews with the want youngsters and their households.

“I’ve been a part of ‘My Want’ for the reason that starting and, even in any case that point, am at all times humbled by the unbelievable perseverance of the youngsters and households we profile,” mentioned Connelly. “It is an honor to inform tales about renewing hope via one particular second.”

Make-A-Want extends its because of Disney and ESPN for his or her help of the “My Want” sequence as a part of The Walt Disney Firm’s dedication to delivering pleasure and luxury to youngsters with vital diseases and their households. Past aiding with this 12 months’s sequence, Disney – which owns ESPN – has been a steadfast buddy of Make-A-Want for 42 years and has helped the group grant greater than 145,000 Disney-related needs, together with the very first official want.

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Make-A-Want creates life-changing needs for kids with vital diseases. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Make-A-Want is the world’s main youngsters’s wish-granting group, working in each group in the USA and in almost 50 international locations worldwide. Along with beneficiant donors, supporters, workers and greater than 24,000 volunteers throughout the U.S., Make-A-Want delivers hope and pleasure to youngsters and their households once they want it most. Make-A-Want goals to deliver the ability of wishing to each little one with a vital sickness as a result of want experiences can assist enhance emotional and bodily well being. Since 1980, Make-A-Want has granted greater than 520,000 needs worldwide; greater than 350,000 needs within the U.S. and its territories alone. For extra details about Make-A-Want America, go to


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