Lubbock Christian University was recognized for raising over $11,000 for Make-A-Wish during the 2014-15 academic year, the fourth-highest total in NCAA Division II.
The years fundraising efforts culminated in LCU revealing and granting a wish to Isabel Artiaga, a 12 year-old diagnosed with cavernous lymphangioma and cystic hygroma, in March 2015 during an on-campus chapel service. For her wish, Artiaga and her family were flown to the Aulani Resort in Hawaii for a five-day getaway in April. Fundraising for Make-A-Wish and Artiaga was spearheaded by LCU's Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
LCU’s total amount of $11,615.87 led the participants from the Heartland Conference and contributed to the $605,248.21 grand total donated by NCAA Division II. Since the partnership between Make-A-Wish and the NCAA began in 2003-04, over $4.1 million has been raised and over 530 wishes have been granted.
On Monday, Oct. 26, the SAAC, along with other LCU student organizations, hosted a second annual Trunk-or-Treat event to benefit Make-A-Wish. From 6-8 p.m., the community was invited to the Welcome Center parking lot to trick or treat at stations based out of car trunks. The free event established a family-friendly environment and featured a variety of decorated trunks in different themes. Donations were accepted on behalf of Make-A-Wish for the 2015-16 academic year fundraiser.