Chico State Fan Realizes Dream Through SAAC/Make-A-Wish Foundation Partnership

Courtesy of Chico State Sports Information

Chico youngster Mason Fontana had a wish to appear on the children’s show, “Yo Gabba Gabba.” Not any more - his wish has been granted! The Chico State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) culminated two-and-a-half years of fundraising earlier this year by presenting a $5,000 check to the Make-A-Wish Foundation® to help Mason’s wish come true.
 
Fontana, who is battling X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy (one of the rare forms of Muscular Dystrophy), made the trip with his family just over a week ago to Los Angeles to tape the episode and meet the characters: DJ Lance Rock, Muno, Plex, Foofa, Toodee and Brobee! The Nickelodeon network has not yet determined the official airdate of the episode, but that will be coming soon. Scott Fontana, Mason’s father, has plans to rent out a local theater for a showing.
 
Everyone at Chico State Athletics is thrilled to have been a part in helping make Mason’s wish come true!  Yo Gabba Gabba!!
 
For more information, please contact Chico State Assistant Director of Athletics Mitch Cox, the SAAC advisor.