Sept. 13, 2005
PULLMAN, Wash. - The throwers from the Washington State University track and field team will hold a benefit car wash Saturday, October 1, with the theme "Pampers for a pampered car."
This year the team is collecting disposable diapers as well as cash donations to be given to the Pullman Community Action Center.
The Cougar throwers will put their arm muscles to work from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, October 1, at the Bank of America parking lot, 425 East Main Street, in Pullman. The Pullman Chevron Gas Station is donating the water used for the car wash.
Three previous car washes were highly successful. In 2002, the Cougar throwers teamed up with their counterparts from the University of Idaho and raised $1300 for an Eastern Washington University thrower who needed a kidney transplant. In 2003, the teams again combined and raised $1000 for Robert Fogelson of Rosalia to help pay his bone marrow transplant expenses. The spring 2005 car wash raised $800 donated to pay the medical expenses of Pullman resident, Vicki Nasralla, a 39-year-old mother of two who lost her battle with lymphoma just two weeks ago prior to the car wash.
"We've had great success in the past with our car washes," Associate Head Coach Debra Farwell said. "This is our way of giving something back to the local people in need."
Those not able to get to the car wash can make a donation of cash or diapers by contacting Debra Farwell at 335-0260.