The Hillcat softball team partnered with Make-A-Wish Oklahoma® to help grant wishes like 15-year old Kayla's, from Claremore, Oklahoma. Kayla diagnosed with ALL Leukemia in July 2010 and wished to take a trip to Hawaii with her family.
Hillcat softball players sold Make-A-Wish Stars during the month of April along with Papa John’s Pizza of Claremore donating 20-percent of all sales during the day of May 19 to total $2,049 raised on behalf of Kayla.
Kayla threw out the first pitch on April 21 prior to the Hillcats game versus No. 3-ranked Oklahoma City University at the Hillcat Complex. The RSU athletic department hosted Kayla along with her family and friends at the ballpark that day.