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Published: Tuesday, 9/24/2013

Youth Night set for Friday Perrysburg game

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Perrysburg High School’s Athletic Department will host “Youth Night” and raise money for a Make-a-Wish recipient on Friday at the home football game between the Yellow Jackets and the Napoleon Wildcats.

The Athletic Department, Athletic Boosters, and Student Council are raising funds for Make-A-Wish in honor of Wish child Kaylynn Horner.

Kaylynn battles a medical condition called Dravet Syndrome, a life-threatening form of epilepsy that begins in infancy. The medical condition affects her life daily, but it doesn’t stop her from enjoying what she loves. She enjoys being outside playing, riding her bike, riding horses, swimming and swinging on her swing set. When Kaylynn is spending time inside, she watches her favorite Dora the Explorer shows or is munching on her favorite foods -- salad and potato chips.

Kaylynn wishes to go to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.. She wants to ride rides and meet her favorite characters.

The program will provide her and her family an escape from everyday medical battles and allow her to experience all the magic Walt Disney.

Perrysburg students, faculty, and staff will be wearing blue Make-A-Wish bracelets in honor of Kaylynn on Friday during the day and at the football game. They will be sold at the game for $1. Donations will be collected by the student council officers between the first and second quarter of Friday’s game. The athletic boosters will sell spirit items and glow sticks with net proceeds benefiting Make-A-Wish.

Perrysburg elementary school students will be special guests at the game. There will be more than 50 elementary cheerleaders performing during the game.

At the conclusion of the game, all children are invited into a tent area near the north end zone to meet the varsity football team players and to run on the field. Players will sign T-shirts.

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