Media Advisory - The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada partner with The Toronto Argonauts to grant 9-year-old's wish!

TORONTO, June 9, 2016 /CNW/ - The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada is partnering with The Toronto Argonauts to grant 9-year-old Kristopher his wish! On Friday, June 10, Kristopher and his family will travel from Elliot Lake, Ontario to the University of Guelph to watch the Argos Training Camp at the Alumni Stadium and meet with the team.

Kristopher has also been invited to watch the first preseason game at the BMO Field in Toronto, and send the team off through the tunnel with a string of high-fives on Saturday, June 11 at 4:00 p.m. Media is invited to attend both dates.

What: Toronto Argonauts Training Camp
Where: University of Guelph Alumni Stadium, 26 Powerhouse Ln, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
When: Friday, June 10 8:30am-12:00pm
Who: Wish child Kristopher, his mom Dianne, his brother Jared and sister Caterina; The Toronto Argonauts; Children's Wish staff

What: Toronto Argonauts Preseason Home Opener
Where: BMO Field, 170 Princes' Blvd, Toronto, ON M6K3C3
When: Saturday, June 11 3:00-7:00pm
Who: Wish child Kristopher, his mom Dianne, his brother Jared and sister Caterina; The Toronto Argonauts; Children's Wish staff

Kristopher was born with Open Lip Unilateral Schizencephaly, a rare condition leaving him with left-side paralysis, seizures and the inability to walk or talk without the aid of his communication device. He is an avid football fan who never misses a game. "We are a football family, plain and simple," his mom Dianna says. "If football is on TV, well Kris is watching it!"

It will be a dream-come-true for Kristopher, who has always wished to attend a game and meet the Argos, his favourite team.

About The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada:

The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada is the largest all Canadian wish granting charity dedicated to granting wishes to Canadian children between the ages of 3 and 17 who are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.  For more than 30 years, Children's Wish has worked tirelessly to grant heartfelt wishes to nearly 25,000 children and their families.

This year, Children's Wish is enjoying the largest wish granting year yet, and expects to grant nearly 1,500 new wishes across the country with the help of volunteers and generous donors; that is approximately three wishes each and every day, all year long.  Each wish is the child's most heartfelt wish, and carefully structured to meet the particular needs of the child and their family.

Already this year, we are experiencing unprecedented increases of wish referrals through our strong medical community relationships for our wishes granted to children with life-threatening illnesses. Now more than ever, we are encouraging Canadians to donate and support The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada to help us continue to grant the next most heartfelt wish. Children's Wish is a national charity with chapters in every province and territory. For more information, visit our website at www.childrenswish.ca.

SOURCE The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

For further information: and to schedule interviews, please contact: Erynn Sally, National Marketing Communications Specialist, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, National Office, T: 1-800-700-4437 ext. 6149, Erynn.sally@childrenswish.ca

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