Allegiant celebrates flying 2,000 want youngsters by way of Make-A-Want

Allegiant Air on January 19 celebrated its 2,000th want flight as a Make-A-Want journey companion, flying Annabelle from Reno, NV, to Las Vegas, the place she’s going to fulfill her want of hitting the ice as knowledgeable hockey participant.

Annabelle, 8, who battles cystic fibrosis, was given a famous person welcome when she landed at Harry Reid Worldwide Airport. There, she was met by dozens of Allegiant and Make-A-Want workers members who cheered her on as she and her household made their approach by means of the airport. Allegiant Chief Advertising Officer Scott DeAngelo offered her with a present basket full of Vegas Golden Knights gear, together with a jersey signed by Mark Stone, a hockey stick, and different goodies.

Allegiant turned a nationwide companion with Make-A-Want in 2012. Since then, the corporate has donated greater than $7 million to the group by means of in-kind flights and sponsorships. Whereas want fulfillments typically contain amusement parks and seashore locations, Allegiant has flown a number of want youngsters to Las Vegas through the years. In 2018, the airline’s 1000th want child – “Cuatro” — flew from his residence in Texas to Las Vegas to attend the Monster Jam World Finals XIX.

Allegiant’s partnership with Make-A-Want extends past want flights. In 2017, the airline donated workplace house at its Las Vegas headquarters to Make-A-Want Southern Nevada. This permits the nonprofit to cut back its administrative prices, dedicating these funds to want success.

Allegiant additionally donates $1 from each Wingz Snack Packs bought in flight to Make-A-Want and is the presenting sponsor of the annual Stroll for Needs occasion in Las Vegas.

High Copyright Picture: Allegiant Air Airbus A320-214 N218NV (msn 1229) (Make-A-Want) FLL (Bruce Drum). Picture: 104921.

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