April 5, 2015 Dear Laramie County #1 School

East High School
2800 E Pershing Blvd
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Carey JH School
1780 E Pershing Blvd
Cheyenne, WY 82001
South High School
1213 W Allison Dr
Cheyenne, WY 82007
Johnson JH School
1236 W Allison Dr
Cheyenne, WY 82007
Central High School
5500 Education Dr
Cheyenne, WY 82009
McCormick JH School
6000 Education Dr
Cheyenne, WY 82009
April 5, 2015
Dear Laramie County #1 School District Students and Parents,
We, Central, East, South, McCormick, Johnson Student Councils and Carey Junior National Honor Society, believe in the work
Make-A-Wish® Wyoming does. 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. Wyoming Association of Student Councils has adopted the
Make-A-Wish Wyoming as its State Charity. Last year, Wyoming student council members raised over $200,000 to help grant
wishes for Wyoming Wish Kids. Cheyenne Schools would like to be part of this strong tradition. You can share this passion by
providing support to the Make-A-Wish Tour de Wish event to be held on May 9. Make-A-Wish Wyoming is celebrating its 30th
year of granting wishes. In 1985, 10 year old Brian wished for a BMX bike. In honor of his wish, we are hosting a 5 K bike ride in
Cheyenne called Tour de Wish. Since 1985, Make-A-Wish Wyoming has granted nearly 500 wishes.
Make-A-Wish Wyoming holds a special place in South High School’s Student Body President’s heart. Austin was granted a wish
in 2009. Below is a letter from Austin about his experiences from Make-A-Wish.
In 2008 I was 10 years old and just beginning the 5th grade when I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoma Leukemia. I did not understand what
that was, but the doctors explained it was cancer in the blood. The doctors gave me a 75% chance of surviving after three years of
chemotherapy. In the summer of 2009 Make-A-Wish Foundation contacted my mom and explained that because I had a life threatening disease
they would provide one wish for me. It could be anything in the world that I wanted, from electronics to meeting someone famous or taking a
vacation. The wish could be something just for me or I could choose to include my family in the wish. I chose to take a trip to Disney World with
my family. We went over Christmas vacation. I know that Central High School, and a radio station in Cheyenne helped to raise money for my
trip. The trip included airfare to and from Florida, a vehicle for us to get around in for three days at Disney World, two days at Universal
Studios, and a day at Sea World. It also gave us meal tickets and we stayed at a place called Give Kids the World. It is a resort just for ill kids
and their families. We stayed in a bungalow. They had two pools, an ice cream shop, horses, train rides, movies and games at night, and a
dining area. All of this was free to us. Disney provided me with a golden ticket which got us to the front of the line for everything. This allowed us
to ride and see all of the characters in a short amount time. They accommodated me with a wheelchair because I did not have the energy to walk
around all day and a place at Disney to rest if I got too tired. This was the most amazing trip for my family and one we could never duplicate.
Make-A-Wish makes sick kids feel happy and healthy even if it’s just for a short amount of time during a scary time in our lives. I will be forever
grateful for the memories Make-A-Wish gave me.
Austin Farner
On May 9th, Cheyenne Schools will host a Tour de Wish to support Make-A-Wish Wyoming. Check-in will begin at 9:00 a.m. at
Central High School. The ride will begin at the Greenway located between Central and McCormick schools at 10:00 a.m. The
ride will follow the Greenway to Myler Park and back. Cost for the ride is a $20 donation to Make-A-Wish Wyoming. You may
register online at wyoming.wish.org or by filling out the paper registration and sending it back to your teacher. Deadline for online
registration is April 22, 2015. Deadline for paper registration is April 20, 2015.
We appreciate your participation in the 2015 Tour de Wish to be held in Cheyenne, WY on May 9, 2015. Thank you for
supporting Central, East, South, McCormick, Johnson Student Councils and Carey Junior National Honor Society and Make-AWish Wyoming.
2015 Tour de Wish Committee
Central High School: Derrik Conard, Vice President 307-274-2317 and Margie Cook, Advisor 307-214-0279
East High School: Quinn Marquardt, President 307-287-3001 and Amy Kassel, Advisor 307-630-0574
South High School: Austin Farner, President and Kim Hinker, Advisor 307-421-6396
Cheyenne Tour de Wish
May 9, 2015
9:00 a.m. Check-in, 10:00 a.m. Ride Begins
Central High School
Register online at wyoming.wish.org or fill out the paper registration and return it to
your teacher.
Please Print:
Name of Participant(s):
1. ________________________ T-Shirt Size (circle one) YS YM
2. _______________________ T -Shirt Size (circle one) YS YM
3. _______________________ T -Shirt Size (circle one) YS YM
4. _______________________ T -Shirt Size (circle one) YS YM
School: __________________________________________________________________
Teacher: _________________________________________________________________
Payment: $20. Checks made out to Make-A-Wish® Wyoming
Sign the attached liability waiver and return it with the registration form.
Thank you to our Sponsors of the Cheyenne Tour de Wish
Gold’s Gym
Red Lobster
Bicycle Station
Make-A-Wish® Wyoming’s Tour de Wish 2015
Waiver, Release and Consent Form
This Waiver, Release and Consent Form is a release of all claims, consent and agreement not to sue, to assume all risks,
and indemnify (hereinafter referred to as “Release”) in favor of Make-A-Wish® Wyoming,
Make-A-Wish® America, all employees, agents, volunteers, independent contractors, suppliers, officers, directors,
members, contributors, organizers, any promoting or supporting organizations, limited liability and affiliated companies,
and their respective shareholders, members, directors, officers, employees, agents and sponsors, and all others who are
involved (collectively, the “Released Parties” or individually a “Released Party”) in the Tour de Wish events.
In consideration of the acceptance of my registration for and attendance in the Tour de Wish Casper June 20, 2015
including all activities related thereto (“the Event”), I hereby freely agree to and do hereby make the contractual
representations, waivers, indemnities and agreements set forth below.
I fully acknowledge the hazardous nature of bicycling and participation in an organized bicycle ride such as the Event. I
further acknowledge that participating in an organized bicycle ride such as the Event carries with it certain inherent risks.
including, but not limited to, the following: the dangers of collision with pedestrians, vehicles, other riders, and fixed or
moving objects; the dangers arising from road conditions, safety hazards, equipment failure, inadequate safety
equipment, the Released Parties’ ordinary negligence, heat, humidity, and other weather conditions.
For myself, my spouse, heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, assignees, and my successors in interest
or which may hereafter accrue to me or my Successors, together with any and all damages, including but not limited to,
damage to my property or my person, which may be sustained by me directly or indirectly in connection with, or arising
out of, my participation in or association with the Event or any activities incidental thereto, wherever or however the
same may occur.
I attest that I am physically and medically able to participate in the Event, and I assume full responsibility for consulting
with a physician to determine my fitness to participate in the Event.
I agree to dress and equip myself appropriately so as to mitigate risk of physical injury to myself including, but not limited
to wearing a bike helmet. I understand that wearing a helmet that satisfies Consumer Product Safety Commission
(“CPSC”) standards is a requirement to participate in the Event. I agree to wear a helmet that satisfies CPSC standards
for the entirety of my participation in the Event. I further accept responsibility and assume all liability for the selection,
condition, and proper wearing of such a helmet and all other equipment.
I agree that it is my sole responsibility to follow the Event route, and to know and abide by all laws and rules as they
apply to bicycles, Tour de Wish safety rules, and any special regulations for the Event. Make-A-Wish Wyoming reserves
the right to refuse participation in this Event to anyone in violation of Tour de Wish rules.
I understand and agree that I am solely responsible for the safety and loss or theft of my bicycle, equipment, personal
belongings, and automobile.
I hereby authorize Make-A-Wish Wyoming to print, copy, disclose, exhibit, publish, and distribute all photographs, videos
and other like kinds of image reproductions of me or my minor child(ren) taken by a photographer at the Event for
purposes of publicizing Make-A-Wish Wyoming and all programs or events they sponsor or for any other lawful purpose.
I hereby waive all rights to inspect or approve any products wherein the likeness of me or my minor child(ren) appears. I
further waive any right to compensation arising out of or related to the use of such photographs, videos or other image
I further agree that my name may be included in a public listing of registered participants in Tour de Wish.
I agree that this Release is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by law, and that if any portion of this
Release is held invalid, I agree that the balance shall continue in full force and effect.
This Release may only be modified in writing signed by me and the CEO of Make-A-Wish Wyoming.
I agree, for myself and my Successors, that the representations, agreements, covenants, waivers and indemnities set
forth in this Release are contractually binding, and are not mere recitals, and that should I or my Successors assert any
claim in contravention of this Release, the asserting party shall be liable for the expenses (including legal fees, through
all levels of appeals) incurred by the Released Party or Parties in defending such claim, unless the Released Party or
Parties are finally adjudged liable on such claims as a result of gross negligence or willful misconduct. I further agree that
if I institute any claims against the Released Parties in connection with the Event, I shall bring them in the State Court of
Wyoming, Natrona County, and I consent to personal jurisdiction in that court.
I certify that I am over the age of 18 years; and I am otherwise legally competent to enter into this contract. I further
certify that I have no physical or mental conditions which, to my knowledge, would endanger myself or others if I
participate in this Event or would interfere with my ability to participate in this Event.
Your Registration will not be final unless signed below.
Signature of Participant: _______________________________________________________________________________
Print Name: ___________________________________________________________________________________________
Date: ________________________________________________________
If participant in under the age of 18 a parent or legal guardian must sign below and adhere to this agreement and all
requirements for minor participants.
Signature of Parent or Legal Guardian: _________________________________________________________________
Printed Name of Parent or Legal Guardian: _____________________________________________________________
Name of Minor Participant: ____________________________________________________________________________
Date: ________________________________________________________