Rosedale Tech Joins Snap-On and Make-A-Wish® to Grant Local Teen’s Wish and More

Sep 29 2020

Eighteen-year-old Mason Holstetler, of Rockwood, Pa., was recently granted his wish to outfit his garage with Snap-on tools. Mason, who is diagnosed with cancer, received his wish on behalf of Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia and Snap-on. However, the surprises for Mason kept coming when Rosedale Technical College also got involved.

Separate from his wish, Rosedale Technical College is providing Mason with a full tuition institutional grant to pursue an Automotive Technology Associates Degree.

“In learning of Mason’s wish through Snap-on and the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), I was so impressed to hear that a young person would focus their desires on something so substantial and long lasting as a set of quality tools to pursue his automotive passion,” said Dennis Wilke, President of Rosedale Technical College. “Upon hearing this story, it was clear that Rosedale Tech should step in to fully support his dream.”

More than anything, Mason loves working on cars. Since he does not have a garage of his own, he does all his tinkering in the garage at his grandma’s house. On August 25, Mason was surprised when a Snap-on franchise truck pulled up to his grandma’s house to reveal a truckload of new tools and gadgets.

“I was in disbelief,” said Mason. “Why me? Make-A-Wish and Snap-on surprised me with everything I will ever need to work on vehicles. Those tools combined with the education from Rosedale Tech will have me set for life!”

Snap-on, with the help of Rosedale Technical College, presented Mason with his wish to have Snap-on tools that included a professional set of Snap-on hand tools, power tools, tool storage and the addition of a full tuition grant to Rosedale Tech.

Jeff Rosensteel, Snap-on Regional Education Manager said, “Snap-on is truly honored to help Mason with his wish, and can only hope that these Snap-on tools will inspire his creativity and further develop his passion to become a professional technician. We believe by reaching out and partnering with organizations and programs like Make-A-Wish, we can make a difference to improve the quality of life for those like Mason.”

Mason is a senior at Rockwood Area High School.