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Kids Wish Network and Olhausen Billiards Manufacturing, Inc., Come Together to Make Dream Come True for Tennessee Boy Holiday, FL. (February 2017): Children’s charity Kids Wish Network (KWN) recently partnered with the world’s largest pool table manufacturer, Olhausen Billiards Manufacturing, Inc., to grant a forever wish for a Tennessee boy with a life threatening diagnosis of transverse myelitis, a neurological disorder caused by inflammation across both sides of one segment of the spinal cord.

Kids Wish Network, which has been fulfilling wishes for sick children since 1997, wanted to incorporate Wish Kid Robert Lilley’s love for playing billiards into a dream come true. Robert plays pool to take his mind off his illness while undergoing treatment at Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. Kids Wish approached Olhausen Billiards Manufacturing, Inc., about becoming a Wish Granter for Robert’s desire to have his very own pool table.

For his wish, Robert was presented with a new, specially designed pool table. It is an 8 foot Reno with Sienna finish, exotic and dense Jatoba rails, and dark green cloth. The pool table was generously donated by the corporate office of Olhausen Billiards Manufacturing, Inc., located in Portland, TN. The table was put together in the Lilley family’s basement by Nashville Billiards.

Olhausen Billiard’s Vice President of Operations Brian Rosselli stopped by to give Robert pool-playing tips. “We are always looking at ways to give back to the local community,” said Brian Rosselli, Vice President of Operations for Olhausen Billiards Manufacturing, Inc. “We were happy to make come true Robert’s wish for his very own, specially-designed pool table to help him pursue his passion for playing the game.”

“Kids Wish Network is most appreciative of our Wish Granter sponsors who help to make our Wish Kids’ dreams come true,” said Executive Director of Kids Wish Network Anna Lanzatella. “Can you imagine the delight on Robert’s face when he saw his very own billiard table?”

Olhausen Billiards Manufacturing, Inc., joins a long list of organizations that have supported Kids Wish Network in making come true the heartfelt wishes of children facing life-threatening illnesses.

Kids Wish Network is a national charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children having experienced life-altering situations. Visit to learn more and find out how you can help makes dreams come true and sponsor a wish for a deserving child. Olhausen

Brent Lewis
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