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Two organizations making a child's wish come true

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Several organizations have teamed up to try and make a child's wish come true. Ritter Communications and Optus, Inc are partnering up to sponsor "Bowling for Wishes".

This bowling tournament will go to benefit the Mid South Chapter of the Make a Wish Foundation.

Human Resource Manager for Optus Inc, Lori Smith, says this is the first year Optus has worked with the Make a Wish Foundation. "This is actually Optus first time to raise money for Make a Wish and we're really excited because we're gonna get to be a part of the Have a Heart Wish a Thon that's coming up here in a couple of weeks. And then we're also excited that Optus was willing to get on board and help us do this."

Smith says this came about due to the suggestions of several employees. "We've had several employees in the past that have suggested, they knew we were very interested in being involved in our community and this came through for suggestions. . .that we consider the Make a Wish Foundation."

Smith says she and fellow co workers are thrilled to get the opportunity to participate in this event. "We have all gotten to see some of these wishes get granted on TV, but we've never been able to be a part of it. So, we're really excited. We don't know who the children will be, but we know they will get to benefit from this experience and we're very excited to have an employer who supports us in these types of activities."

"Bowling for Wishes" will take place on Tuesday, January the 25th at the Jonesboro Bowling Center. Registration will begin at five-thirty and the tournament will start at six.

Smith says their goal is ten thousand dollars. They hope to raise enough money to grant the wish of two children. To register you can contact Lori Smith at 974-7744 or Shanna French at 336-3434.

For more information, you can log onto their website.

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