Summer time on ESPN normally means an uptick in baseball coverage, but it’s also the time of year for their annual “My Wish” series. The Vegas Golden Knights will be featured in this year’s installment, the network announced.
The segment is set to air on Wednesday. The Golden Knights will make the wish of one young fan, 13-year-old Doron Coldwell, come true.
Doron is battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and his wish is to skate with the Golden Knights and his favorite player, goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury.
In the clip provided by ESPN, Doron is given the full Golden Knights treatment. His picture is on the marquee of MGM, and he takes the ice with Paul Stastny, Max Pacioretty and Deryk Engelland, to name a few. Coldwell takes Fleury’s place in the crease at City National Arena to stop a few pucks.
Doron is also gifted his own Golden Knights sweater, wearing No. 15, an agreement I’m sure was easily made between him and Jon Merrill.
The Golden Knights have worked with Make-a-Wish before, but this will be the first time they’re on the ESPN side of things. Gavin Prince, an 8-year-old Golden Knights fan who had a brain tumor, got to spend the day with the team in December 2017. He skated with the team and met some of the players.
Jonathan Marchessault chatting with Gavin, who was told he was going to the dentist.— Danny Webster (@DannyWebster21) December 19, 2017
Update: Way better than the dentist. pic.twitter.com/bSBe2sSbEF
ESPN’s “My Wish” series is set to air for a 14th season. In conjunction with Make-A-Wish, ESPN works to make sports dreams come true for kids battling critical illnesses.
This is sure to be one of those tear-jerkers, so set your DVRs accordingly Wednesday.