Full Sail Staff Joins the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Central and Northern Florida to Document 3000th Wish

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On Monday, December 10, staff from the Film Department of Full Sail Real World Education (http://www.fullsail.com) will be lending their talents to document the 3000th wish made possible by the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Central and Northern Florida (http://www.wishcentral.org).

On Monday, December 10, staff from the Film Department of Full Sail Real World Education (http://www.fullsail.com) will be lending their talents to document the 3000th wish made possible by the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Central and Northern Florida (http://www.wishcentral.org).

With the help of the Orlando Magic and the Amway Arena, wish child J.P.,14, from Davenport, FL will meet his favorite players, including Dwight Howard and Carlos Arroyo and will serve as the honorary ball boy at the game. J.P.'s wish will also include two days at Universal Studios and accommodations by the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando.

The Film Team at Full Sail will be following J.P. throughout his momentous and memorable wish and completing a documentary piece that will serve as a witness to the incredible wishes they fulfill each day.

"I am thrilled to be part of this important milestone in our chapter's history. Our goal is to reach as many children as possible battling life-threatening medical conditions throughout our territory; which now includes Sarasota, Tampa, Orlando, Melbourne, Jacksonville, Pensacola and every other city or town in between," said Donald Plumley, M.D. - Chair of the Board and Children's Surgical Associates - Pediatric Surgeon.

Dave Franko, Full Sail's Director of Film, said, "We are honored to help and offer our services in this very special cause and to share in J.P.'s wonderful moment."

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida grants the heartfelt wishes of children who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. The Foundation is also currently in the midst of its 12th Annual Stories of Light campaign. During the campaign, Make-A-Wish teams up with Magic 107.7FM and WESH 2 News to share with the Central Florida community 20 inspiring stories of courageous wish children. The goal is to raise $210,000 to grant an additional 30 local wishes.

About Full Sail:
Since 1979, Full Sail Real World Education, a college outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. With over 27,000 alumni, graduate credits include work on Oscar, Emmy and GRAMMY-winning projects, best-selling video games, and the #1 grossing U.S. concert tour seven out of the last seven years. Full Sail's 178-acre campus proudly welcomes over 5,600 students from 50 states and 47 countries.

Full Sail currently offers a total of thirteen degree programs including: Associate of Science Degrees offered in Graphic Design, Recording Arts and Show Production & Touring; Bachelor of Science Degrees offered in Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business (online), Film, Game Art, Game Development, Music Business and Web Design & Development; and a Master of Science Degree in Education Media Design & Technology (online) and Entertainment Business (online and on-campus).

Students on-campus experience a real world education with a professional class structure of 8-12 hours per day and a 24-hour around the clock schedule which earned Full Sail the Most Innovative Program Award by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. The college has also been named: The Harvard of Game Schools by Tips & Tricks Magazine; one of the top three New Media Schools by Shift Magazine (alongside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University); one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs in the world by Electronic Gaming Monthly; one of the Best Music Programs in the country by Rolling Stone Magazine; one of the Best Music Business Departments in the Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide; and one of the Best Film Programs in the country by UNleashed Magazine.

For more information about Full Sail, please visit http://www.fullsail.com.

About Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Central and Northern Florida:
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida began in 1994 with a young girl whose wish was to meet Dolly Parton. The chapter serves 54 counties in Florida, hoping to grant 285 wishes this year.

Mission Statement: We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, please visit http://www.wishcentral.org.

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