John Cena receives first-ever 300th Wish Award
GLENDALE, Ariz. — John Cena became the first recipient of the 300th Wish Award Thursday night at the Evening of Excellence held by Make-A-Wish! ( PHOTOS)
With more than 300 wishes and counting, the WWE Superstar was honored for granting more wishes than anyone else in Make-A-Wish history. He was presented the award by wish mom, Judith, whose late son, Justin, was the second Wish child Cena ever met.
Cena granted his record-breaking 300th wish to Jonathan Littman, 7, in June, an honor that was also celebrated on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” ( MORE | JONNY'S CHALLENGE) He has been personally granting wishes for more than eight years.
The awards celebration honored wish kids and celebrity wish granters who have achieved special milestones with the organization. Aside from Cena’s 300th Wish Award, other honors given out were the Infinite Wish Award, the Power of One Award and the Chris Greicius Award, which Cena won in 2009.
Honorees included celebrities who have granted 200 wishes, such as singer Katy Perry and singer/actress Selena Gomez — who delivered taped messages at the event — and Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Scott Brooks, who was in attendance.
For more information about Make-A-Wish, visit wish.org.