The Wichita Wild will be welcoming kids from Camp Quality this Wednesday, April 24, to watch practice at Hartman Arena from 6-8 p.m. The children and their families will watch practice, meet the players for autographs, and join the team for pictures.
Camp Quality is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving children with cancer and their families providing them with year-round programs, experiences, and companions for the children at no cost to the families. The organization also hosts a weeklong summer camp (July 14th – July 19th, 2013) to give children with cancer the chance to be kids again. It also gives the families of these children a much needed rest, knowing that their children are in the highest quality of care during their camp.
The organization is run completely by volunteers and those interested in volunteering their time or making a donation can visit their website at www.campqualityusa.org/ks. All Fans are encouraged to come support the children and their families as well as the team this Wednesday evening.
The Wild will also be out in the community Thursday, April 25th at Levy Special Education Center for their annual field day. Several players and Wichita Wild Things dancers will be out to support and cheer on the children as they compete in their field day events. Wichita Wild players Matt Moss, Darius Parish, Kendrick Harper, and coach Deon Vornes work for Levy as Para educators. Levy schools serve students ages 3-21 who are multiply disabled, intellectually disabled, autistic, and those with other learning impairments. The school is part of Wichita USD 259 and has been operated as a center for special education since 1980. The school provides vocational training, transition planning, as well as basic life skills preparation for its students.
Although the Wild is on the road this week, fans are welcome to watch the team in action during practice. As a reminder, all practices are open to the public and typically run from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Hartman Arena. Please use the west entrance. Parking is limited but close spots are available on the southwest corner of the arena.
The Wild hit the road this week, traveling to Sedalia, Missouri to take on the last placed Mid-Missouri Outlaws; kickoff scheduled for 7:05 p.m. (CST). The game can be heard on 1410 AM KGSO in the Wichita area or streamed live on kgso.com. They will then return home May 4th to take on the Oklahoma Defenders. Wichita defeated the Defenders 70-29 in the inaugural game of the CPIFL earlier this season in Tulsa on March 9th. Newman University is sponsoring pack the house night and there will be a buy one get one free ticket special available for the reserved level seats in section 105 thru section 111 and can be purchased by calling (316) 927-3999. It is also Walgreens Blackout Night and the first 500 fans will receive a free Wichita Wild t-shirt. For more news and tickets visit www.wichitawildfootball.com and follow the team on Facebook and Twitter (@wichita_wild).