PULLMAN, Wash. -- A sunny but chilly day greeted the Washington State University Track and Field discus, shot put, hammer and javelin throwers last Saturday as they gathered $1226 in donations for Family Promise of the Palouse at their 12th Annual Car Wash.
“The generosity of the community members of the Palouse is outstanding and we are grateful to all of those who supported the car wash again this year,” Cougar Associate Track & Field Coach Debra Farwell said. “We want to thank the Birch and Barley owners Josh and Shelly Clark, and their general manager, Jill Bielenberg, for providing the parking lot and water for the car wash.”
The Cougars throwers have now raised over $17,000 in the past 12 years and donated the cash to community members in need. Previous car washes have raised money for paralyzed WSU football player Cory Mackay, the Breast Cancer Support Group of the Palouse, several local cancer patients, a transplant recipient, the Pullman Community Action Center and Team Gleason which supports former Cougars football and New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason who is battling ALS (Lou Gerhig’s Disease) through the Gleason Initiative Foundation and the Gleason Family Trust.
For more information about Family Promise of the Palouse, go to http://familypromisepalouse.org/.