Tri-City Herald: Team shows young fan the ropes

By Annie Fowler | Tri-City Herald

Evan Pratt doesn’t think he is any different than any other kid his age.

The second-grader at Columbia Elementary School in Burbank plays AAU basketball, keeps up with his school work, has tons of friends and gets into his share of mischief.

What sets Evan, 8, apart from his friends is that he has cystic fibrosis. He never uses his condition as a crutch, but it is serious enough that organizations such as the Wishing Star Foundation granted him a wish, sending him and his family to Disney World in June.

Saturday night, Evan got his wish of being on the ice at a hockey game as he was asked to be part of a Wishing Star Foundation presentation at the Tri-City Americans game against the Portland Winterhawks.

Evan and Wishing Star Tri-Cities chapter president Brittany Bergsson accepted a check for $1,716 from the Hanford Atomic Metal Trades Council. HAMTC and the Americans donated $3 each per ticket sold by HAMTC for the Oct. 27 game against Spokane to the Wishing Star Foundation.



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