FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 26, 2008
MARQUIS SPAS® GRANTS 300TH WISH
Spa manufacturer’s support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation® reaches
milestone with 7-year-old Washington boy’s wish
Contact: Maddie Blunck
503-838-0888, ext. 182
Independence, Ore – Jacob, a 7-year-old
from Marysville, Wash., will receive a very special gift on Jan. 12.
That’s when his wish for a hot tub comes true. Jacob will be the
300th child to receive a Marquis spa through the partnership between
the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Marquis Spas®.
“Making a difference in the life of one child with a
life-threatening medical condition is rewarding,” said Marquis Spas’
President John Schrenk. “The thought of making a difference in the
lives of 300 children is almost emotionally overwhelming. At
Marquis, we consider ourselves privileged to have the opportunity to
improve these children’s lives. The thought of us adding even a few
minutes of happiness to a sick child’s life is incredibly
Jacob’s wish is granted compliments of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of
Alaska, Montana, Northern Idaho and Washington, with help from
Marquis Spas and Marquis dealer Aqua Rec’s Swimmin’ Hole & Fireplace
Shop in Tacoma, Wash.
“We’ve helped with several wishes here at Aqua Rec,” said General
Manager Chris Kovacs. “Our entire team enjoys the emotional reward,
the emotional kick we get out of the involvement with these kids.
Seeing an ill child enjoying their brand new spa, seeing not only
the happiness on the child’s face but also the happiness on the
family members’ faces, is something you simply can’t put a price tag
on. It’s an emotional high that is priceless.”
Marquis Spas is the preferred provider for Make-A-Wish® hot tub
wishes. The spa manufacturer became involved with the Make-A-Wish
Foundation in February 2000 when the company helped grant the wish
of 17-year-old Andrea from Banks, Ore.
Andrea’s wish inspired Marquis to help more children by becoming a
national supporter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. So far, that
partnership has generated more than $1.6 million in spa donations
and discounts for the Foundation. Marquis’ dealers from all over the
United States are involved in granting wishes.
For additional information about Jacob’s wish, please contact Jessie
Elenbaas, wish coordinator for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Alaska,
Montana, Northern Idaho and Washington, at (206) 623-5380.
About the Make-A-Wish Foundation
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with
life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience
with hope, strength and joy. Born in 1980 when a group of caring
volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police
officer, the Foundation is now the largest wish-granting charity in
the world, with 67 chapters in the United States and its
territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000
volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish every 41
minutes and has granted more than 153,000 wishes in the U.S. since
inception. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation,
and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.
About Marquis Spas
Marquis Spas, an employee-owned company based in Independence,
Oregon, has been manufacturing spas since 1980. Employees/owners
take great pride in the quality and performance of the products they
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