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William Penn University to Host ‘Cards for Jacob’


William Penn University will be hosting two consecutive “Cards for Jacob” nights during the men’s basketball games at home this weekend. The first game is slated for Friday, Nov. 17 at 7:00 p.m. against Lincoln Christian and the second contest on Saturday, Nov. 18 against Wright State Lake will begin at 2:00 p.m. Both games will take place in Penn Gymnasium on William Penn University’s Oskaloosa campus.

About Jacob

Jacob Thompson is a 9 year old from Maine. He was diagnosed with Stage 4 High-Risk Neuroblastoma.  The doctors aren’t sure that Jacob will make it to Christmas, so for his last wish, Jacob requested to have Christmas Cards sent to him from all around the country. William Penn University would like to invite anyone planning to attend the games this weekend, to bring along a card for Jacob.

“William Penn will be sending all of the cards that we receive to Jacob on Monday morning,” said Joe Reagan, Director of Corporate Relations at William Penn University.

Those unable to attend may still send a card to Jacob by sending it to the following address:

Jacob Thompson
c/o Maine Medical Center
22 Bramhall Street
Portland, ME 04102

“We look forward to helping Jacob celebrate his last Christmas with cards from Oskaloosa, Iowa and William Penn University,” said Reagan.


For more information, contact:

Hailey Brown
Communications/Event Coordinator
William Penn University
(641) 673-1078 |

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