Scarborough, ME --- Driver/trainer Kevin Switzer (“The King”) was honored with a special plaque from Make-A-Wish Maine on Friday (5/16) for his contributions last season that enabled the organization to grant a wish to a child with a life-threatening medical condition.
Scarborough Downs photo Kevin Switzer was honored on Friday at Scarborough Downs by Make-A-Wish Maine for helping to grant a wish to a child with a serious medical condition.
Rebecca Leaming, Make-A-Wish Maine’s Development Manager, presented Switzer who was joined in the Winner’s Circle by his son, Kevin Switzer, Jr., with the special plaque, and told him that because of his generous contributions, a young girl from Old Orchard Beach, who suffers from leukemia, was granted her lifelong wish to go to Disney. She also read a note from the child’s mother, thanking Switzer for making her daughter’s wish come true and for bringing smiles back into their lives.
In honor of the organization, Switzer has just named the newest addition to his farm, a Maine-bred colt, Let’s Make A Wish, for all the good work it does for kids. The young horse will begin his racing career in the next two years.
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