A Slam Dunk Chicago Experience

Connor loves sports, especially football and basketball. His favorite basketball player is Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors, and he loves the Chicago Bears football team. Connor enjoys learning about sports, and always wanted to visit Chicago to see the hometown of his favorite football team. He suffers from a life-threatening condition.

Kids Wish Network granted Connor’s wish and designed a sporting experience to some of Chicago’s most popular museums. He loved the Harry Caray’s Chicago Sports Museum, where he learned all about the Cubs, Bulls, and Walter Payton. He also played many different interactive sports games and learned about other sports and professional athletes. “It was really cool! I really liked playing the basketball games,” said Connor.

During his wish, Connor and his family stayed at the SpringHill Suites Chicago Downtown/River North Hotel. Upon arrival, a hotel manager escorted the family to their room, and upon entering Connor was surprised with his very own Stephen Curry jersey laid out on the bed for him as well as a private basketball hoop on the hotel door. During their trip the family enjoyed a wonderful boat ride and dinner at Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, located on the famous Chicago Navy Pier. Connor also got to experience The Field Museum, Chicago’s museum of natural history and home to a T-Rex named Sue, the world’s largest and most complete Tyrannosaurs rex fossil specimen ever found.

Connor had a wonderful time in Chicago, and can’t wait to return to visit the LEGOLAND Discovery Center for a creative LEGO experience.

“We’re glad we could give Connor a wish that immersed him in his favorite sports and also provided him with new and exciting experiences,” said Kids Wish Network Executive Director Tam Lai.

Kids Wish Network is a national charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children with life-threatening conditions and struggling with life-altering situations. KWN provides for trip expenses, meals, accommodations and additional spending monies to all wish families whenever traveling as applicable. Visit www.kidswishnetwork.org to learn about our different programs, and refer a child now.