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Make-A-Wish Benefits From Family Fun Day At Sports Center In Shelton

Kids hit the arcade as part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation fundraiser held at the Sports Center.
Kids hit the arcade as part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation fundraiser held at the Sports Center. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone
A kid checks out the Gault truck on Saturday, Sept.24, at the Make-A-Wish Foundation fundraiser at the Sports Center in Shelton.
A kid checks out the Gault truck on Saturday, Sept.24, at the Make-A-Wish Foundation fundraiser at the Sports Center in Shelton. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone
Dino offers rides in the arcade to two participants in the Make-A-Wish Foundation fundraiser at the Sports Center.
Dino offers rides in the arcade to two participants in the Make-A-Wish Foundation fundraiser at the Sports Center. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone
Gault Family Cos. of Westport plays host to the event at the Sports Center of Shelton.
Gault Family Cos. of Westport plays host to the event at the Sports Center of Shelton. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone
This trio of participants gets ready for fun at the Make-A-Wish Foundation fundraiser at the Sports Center.
This trio of participants gets ready for fun at the Make-A-Wish Foundation fundraiser at the Sports Center. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone
A young participant gets ready for fun at the Make-A-Wish Foundation fundraiser at the Sports Center.
A young participant gets ready for fun at the Make-A-Wish Foundation fundraiser at the Sports Center. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone
Duckpin bowling is part of the fun at the fundraiser.
Duckpin bowling is part of the fun at the fundraiser. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone
Hitting the batting cage — all for a good cause.
Hitting the batting cage — all for a good cause. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone
Gault Family Cos. of Westport plays host to the event at the Sports Center of Shelton.
Gault Family Cos. of Westport plays host to the event at the Sports Center of Shelton. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone
Gault Family Cos. of Westport plays host to the event at the Sports Center of Shelton.
Gault Family Cos. of Westport plays host to the event at the Sports Center of Shelton. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone

SHELTON, Conn. -- The Sports Center in Shelton served up a morning of fun-filled activities for kids this past weekend — and it was all for a good cause.

The Sport Center joined forces with the Gault Family Cos. of Westport for a fundraiser to benefit Make-A-Wish Connecticut of Trumbull.

The day was hosted by Gault, which had a truck parked in front for kids to see and touch — and even sit in.

The purpose of the event was to raise money for the next Make-A-Wish. Each wish costs about $10,000 and it takes a lot of fundraising to complete the mission.

Make-A-Wish set up a table outside the Sports Center, offering tickets for the various activities and explaining its mission.

"We are here to make a kid's wish come true," says Kim Smith, development director of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The Sports Center offered up its many activities — including a full range video arcade room, bowling alley, batting cage, golf course, mini-golf and more as part of the fundraiser.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation, based in Trumbull, believes that a wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with life-threatening medical conditions.

"This one belief guides us in everything we do. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve," says the mission statement from Make-A-Wish.

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