Sept. 28, 2009
PULLMAN, Wash. - A sunny and warm fall day provided the perfect setting for the Washington State University Track and Field throwers to hold their Eighth Annual Car Wash September 27, and the student-athletes raised $2100 to be donated to support Cougar football player Cory Mackay in his fight to regain use of his paralyzed legs, injured in a car accident last spring.
The car wash began at 10 a.m. Sunday and there were still plenty of cars in line to be washed at the posted closing time of 4 p.m. so the student-athletes stayed and worked through to completion. The throwers were even seen washing a dog and three bicycles!
During the past eight years, the Cougar throwers have washed cars and raised over $10,000 to donate to local community members in need. Previous car washes have raised money for the Breast Cancer Support Group of the Palouse, several local cancer patients, a transplant recipient and the Pullman Community Action Center.
"Once again the Pullman community members stepped up with generous donations to support the Cougar throwers and our efforts to provide financial assistance for Cory Mackay's rehabilitation," Cougar Associate Track & Field Coach Debra Farwell said. "We also want to thank the Pullman Bank of America and the Pullman Chevron Gas Station for their continued support by donating the parking lot and water for the car wash. We are grateful to everyone who participated this year."