With over 100 Make A Wish flights donated by Allegiant Air, this week is its first Make A Wish Flight at PIE. Four year old Zachary Metcalfe and family arrived late Sunday night for a week’s stay in the Tampa Bay area. The family is from Missouri and flew in from Youngstown, Ohio. A special greeting from the Allegiant PIE crew and a welcome bag from PIE and Visit St. Pete-Clearwater were given to Zach and his family on their arrival. Zach’s wish was for a pool party with his family.
Allegiant and PIE will host a small reception for the family in Gates 2-6 for their departure on Saturday, July 19th from 3-4:30 pm. Their flight departs at 5:00pm for their return to Youngstown. In addition, to Allegiant hosting a family party, PIE Concessionaire Stellar Partners will provide Florida souvenirs for all the children traveling with Zach.
Airport Director Noah Lagos states, “We are honored to partner with Allegiant to make Zach’s journey as easy and relaxed as possible. We are proud of Allegiant’s sponsorship of such an important organization as Make A Wish. We hope Zach and his family enjoy their Florida vacation.”
The media is invited to attend the departure party. Contact Michele Routh for escort. For additional information, contacts are listed below.