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5th Make-A-Wish Reveal for SAAC

The Millersville University Student Athletic Advisory Committee raised $5,000 for Make-A-Wish®

Millersville University Athletics will help a local girl’s dream come true as part of a Make-A-Wish® reveal during the April 1 Millersville Metrics track and field event at Biemesderfer Stadium.

The Millersville University Student Athletic Advisory Committee raised $5,000 for Make-A-Wish® in 2022, which earned the organization the opportunity to reveal the wish of eight-year-old Olivia Neupauer, who has spent her childhood battling kidney disease. Olivia is the daughter of Millersville alum Andy Neupauer, who was an All-PSAC East wide receiver as a member of the Millersville football team from 2001-2004.

Olivia’s passions include games, arts, and crafts, so Millersville Athletics is partnering with the University’s Interactive Design Club to provide Olivia, her three sisters and her brother with special activities prior to the reveal. Olivia’s wish reveal will take place on the track of Biemesderfer Stadium at 11:30 a.m., where she will be surrounded not only by family but 400 Millersville student-athletes and hundreds of athletes from 20-plus other universities also competing in Saturday’s 40th annual Millersville Metrics.

Saturday’s event is the fifth time that Millersville Athletics has partnered with Make-A-Wish® for a wish reveal as part of an athletic event on campus.

“Being a part of a wish reveal is a privilege for our department,” said Millersville director of athletics Miles Gallagher. “To see how children like Olivia and the families have persevered through hardships is a great lesson for our student-athletes, and we are thankful that we can play a small part in the fulfillment of a wish. These are truly magical events. We look forward to the campus community supporting the Neupauer family on Saturday.”

Millersville Athletics encourages fans to attend the Millersville Metrics to share in the wish reveal. The event begins at 10 a.m. Admission is free but fans are encouraged to donate to Make-A-Wish® at the gate.

NCAA Division II has partnered with Make-A-Wish® since 2003, raising millions of dollars and granting hundreds of wishes for children battling critical illnesses.

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