Sept. 9, 2009
PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State University Track and Field throwers will hold their Eighth Annual Car Wash Sunday, September 27, in downtown Pullman, with the money raised going to support Cougar football player Cory Mackay in his fight to regain use of his paralyzed legs, injured in a car accident last spring.
In the past seven years, the Cougar throwers have washed cars and raised nearly $8,000 to donate to local community members in need. Previous car washes have raised money for Breast Cancer Support Group of the Palouse, individual cancer patients, a transplant recipient and the Pullman Community Action Center.
"The Pullman and surrounding communities have provided great support for the Cougar throwers' car wash for the past seven years," WSU Associate Coach Debra Farwell said. "Cory is working very hard in his rehabilitation process and we are happy to be able to help a fellow Cougar this year."
The Washington State javelin, discus, shot put and hammer throwers will put their muscles to work from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, September 27, at the Bank of America parking lot, 425 East Main Street, Pullman. The Pullman Chevron Gas Station is donating the water used for the car wash.
Those unable to stop by the car wash can donate by contacting Debra Farwell at 509-335-0260 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Checks should be made out to WSU Athletics and can be mailed to Debra Farwell, PO Box 641602, Pullman WA 99164-1602. All donations will be given to the Cory Mackay Fund.