ESPN hosts their annual My Wish series in conjunction with the Make-a-Wish Foundation, giving the chance to young sports fans to fulfill their sports fantasy. A special nine-year old boy named Raymond Melgarejo from Santa Ana, CA and living with Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis, had his wish to meet his favorite Dallas Cowboys player, Dak Prescott…and it was granted by Dak and Make a Wish.
Owner Jerry Jones, head coach Jason Garrett, Prescott, Jason Witten and the entire team went above and beyond to grant Raymond’s wish and make it a great day at Cowboys headquarters in Frisco, Tex, including riding on Jerry’s personal helicopter as well.
Working together with Make-A-Wish, ESPN produces feature segments on the wishes for airing on SportsCenter, with a new feature debuting daily between Sunday, July 16, and Wednesday, July 19. All features will re-air multiple times on other editions of SportsCenter and will be available on ESPN.com. A series compilation airs on SportsCenter on Thursday, July 20.
Prescott has has quite a year on and off the field winning the 2016 NFL Offensive Player of the Year, named to the Pro Bowl and taking home the ESPY for Best Breakthrough Athlete. Taken in the 4th round of the 2016 draft, he was slated to be the backup to Tony Romo, who went down to injury and quickly become one of the biggest names in Dallas sports.
Over the last year, Dak Prescott has earned the admiration of many fans and most importantly his teammates. He’s done this with his leadership, incredible play on the field, high character and remaining humble off the field. Dak looks to lead his Cowboys to a Super Bowl this 2017 season.
Watch Dak’s My Wish Segment on ESPN: