3-pointers to outer space: 'Swishes for Wishes' makes boy's wish come true

3-pointers to outer space: 'Swishes for Wishes' makes boy's wish come true

Credit: Travis Tate / Idaho Stampede

Adam, 9, and Idaho Stampede guard Marcus Banks after the practice Friday.

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Posted on February 17, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 2 at 3:45 PM

BOISE -- The Idaho Stampede had a special guest at their practice Friday morning.

Nine-year-old Adam, who was diagnosed with leukemia, was invited to join the Stampede at the practice before their big game against the Reno Bighorns Friday night.  Adam met the Stampede players, warmed up with the team, and got his picture taken with a few of his new towering teammates.

The Idaho Stampede is teaming up with Bank of the Cascades for its annual "Swishes for Wishes" campaign, which raises money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Idaho.  For each three-pointer made by the Stampede this season, Bank of the Cascades will donate $10 to the foundation, which helps grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

In addition to helping the team practice, Adam learned that his wish to visit a space museum will be granted.  He and his family of six will be traveling to Florida in March to tour NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center.  They will also make a stop at Disney World!  To top off Adam's day, Flatbread Pizza even surprised Adam with lunch and a hardcover book all about his favorite topic -- space.

Adam and his family will be guests of honor at the second to last Idaho Stampede game of the season on April 6.  At that game, it will be revealed how much money the team was able to earn for Make-A-Wish with their three-pointers and the "Swishes for Wishes" program.

You can cheer on the Idaho Stampede Friday night when they play the Bighorns.  Tip-off is at 7 p.m. at the CenturyLink Arena.

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