Sept. 29, 2011
PULLMAN -- The Washington State University Track and Field throwers capitalized on the sunny and warm September day last Saturday and raised over $1500 for the Pullman Community Action Center and Food Bank by washing cars. This was the Cougar throwers' 10th Annual Car Wash and it was held at the Palouse Falls Brewing Company parking lot in Pullman.
The Cougar discus, shot put, hammer and javelin throwers worked through a steady stream of vehicles for six hours Saturday. In addition to the cash, the throwers also collected canned food donations for the Food Bank.
"We are grateful to the Pullman community members for their continued support of our car washes through the years and donating to this great cause," Cougar Associate Track & Field Coach Debra Farwell said. "And a huge thank you goes to Jeff and Linda Greene of the Palouse Falls Brewing for generously providing the parking lot and water for the car wash, as well as feeding the donors who came by."
In the last 10 years, the Cougar throwers raised over $12,500 to donate to local community members in need. Previous car washes have raised money for paralyzed WSU football player Cory Mackay, Breast Cancer Support Group of the Palouse, individual cancer patients, a transplant recipient and the Pullman Community Action Center.