1. Spending a day with the Stanley Cup
Hockey fanatic Logan was given possession of the Cup for a whole day.
2. Touring a gaming studio
Ryan got an all-access tour of his favorite gaming studio, KingsIsle Studios. Makers of the game Pirate101 even created a character based off of him, named Ryan the Relentless.
3. Riding in the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car
Oliver got to ride in the magical car from the classic 1968 film.
4. Becoming a cowboy
Joe Joe got outfitted in new cowboy gear, participated in rodeo activities, and received a trophy naming him Cowboy of the Year.
5. Going to Gettysburg
History buff Trey and his family got VIP treatment at the Gettysburg Anniversary Committee re-enactment.
6. Meeting the Minnesota Vikings
Nicholas had an awesome Vikings-themed party and is scheduled to travel to Minnesota this fall to meet his favorite NFL team in person.
7. Attending a model horse conference
Horse lover and model horse collector Ariel got to go to BreyerFest, a three-day model horse conference in Lexington, Ky.
8. Meeting WWE Star John Cena
During an interview on the Today show, Nick was surprised by wrestler John Cena, and even got to hold his championship belt.
9. Getting a purple playhouse
A volunteer work crew built an adorable purple playhouse in three-year-old Jessica’s backyard.
10. Going to the MLB All-Star Game
Seven kids and their families got the VIP treatment for all the weekend’s festivities, watching the game from private suites and meeting several MLB players.
11. Meeting a real wolverine
No, he didn’t meet Hugh Jackman. Instead, Cason and his family traveled to Alaska, where he came face-to-face with his favorite animal.
12. Managing the Oakland A’s
Janelle was an honorary manager of the Oakland A’s and delivered the team’s lineup for a game against the Red Sox. She also got a meet-and-greet with the players and a tour of the stadium.
13. Learning how video games are made
Wade visited Robot Entertainment’s studios, where he to see how games are made. The studio even created an in-game model of Wade as a character in one of its upcoming games.
14. Getting a bedroom makeover
Lacey’s bedroom was transformed into a fairy and fantasy-themed wonderland.
15. Learning to bake
Alexis rode in a limo to a local bakery, where she learned how to make cookies and other desserts.
16. Traveling to Disney World
Sapphire’s dream of meeting the Disney princesses came true when she and her family took a trip to Disney World.
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