Tight end Jay Novacek gained fame and notoriety as a five-time Pro Bowler and a three-time Super Bowl champion playing with the Dallas Cowboys from 1990-1995. The man who was one of Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman’s favorite targets, lent his fame to something bigger this holiday season by surprising Leah, a 17 year old Make-A-Wish recipient and self-proclaimed die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan in Dallas, Texas on National Believe Day, Friday, December 14th.
Leah was in total shock and disbelief when she was greeted by the three-time Super Bowl champion who told her “Today your wish is going to come true. You’re going to Valley Ranch which is where the Cowboys practice, and you get to watch practice this mornin’. You get to meet some of the players and the coaches, and then Sunday you’re going to watch them beat the Steelers.”
Macy’s Santa was also in town on National Believe Day, picking up Santa mail at J.W. Ray Elementary school in honor of Macy’s “Believe” campaign “which celebrates the spirit of giving in support of Make-A-Wish”, and donates a dollar to the Make-A-Wish foundation for every card delivered to a Macy’s store (up until December 24th). They also donated an additional dollar to the Make-A-Wish foundation in honor of National Believe Day on Friday, December 14, (up to $500,000) which will exceed their season goal of $1 million. Santa also met with children of all ages at the Fort Worth Stock Yards (on Friday) where he rode in on a horse drawn carriage behind a herd of Texas Longhorns.
Former Dallas Cowboys great Jay Novacek surprises Make-A-Wish recipient Leah with her dream on “National Believe Day” Friday, December 14th, 2012.
Santa Claus arrives at J.W. Ray Elementary School on National Believe Day, December 14, 2012.
Screenshots and Videos courtesy of Macy’s and Make-A-Wish.