John, 80, an elderly resident of Tucson and a huge softball fan, had his wish to attend a University of Arizona softball game granted, thanks to the Arizona chapter of national nonprofit Twilight Wish Foundation.
John, was a season ticket holder for the University of Arizona’s softball team for years. Due to health problems, he can no longer attend games on a regular basis and requires a wheelchair to get around. His wish was to attend one more softball game at Hillenbrand Memorial Stadium to cheer on his beloved Wildcats!
A Navy veteran, he volunteered throughout his life, serving as Boy Scout Master for four years. He also volunteered for 17 years at the Department of Economic Security’s adaptation station, making special furniture for the handicapped and has been an active member of the Builders Masonic Lodge #60 in Tucson for over 50 years.
His wish came true during the Wildcats’ last home game vs. UCLA on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at Hillenbrand Stadium. Rose Muzzy, Director of the Arizona chapter of Twilight Wish, presented John with a wish certificate and Wildcats’ shirts and signed posters, donated by the University of Arizona.