Throwers Raise over $2,500 Washing Cars for Team Gleason
Oct. 10, 2012
PULLMAN -- The Washington State University Track and Field throwers raised over $2,500 for Team Gleason at their 11th Annual Car Wash held October 6.
Twenty WSU track and field student-athletes, mostly discus, shot put, hammer and javelin throwers, washed cars from a little after 9 a.m. until after 4 p.m. last Saturday. As the chilly morning and frozen hoses gave way to the sunny afternoon, the line of cars waiting for a hand wash was usually five-to-nine deep. The Palouse Falls Brewery provided the parking lot and water as well as refreshments and donated a portion of its sales to Team Gleason. The throwers, some dressed in costumes of their own design, held professionally made signs donated by Patrick Simmons of Signs Now of Moses Lake and the Tri-Cities., to entice cars to turn off Bishop Boulevard.
"A big thank you is extended to Palouse Falls Brewery owners Jeff and Linda Greene for donating their facilities once again this year and ensuring the continued success of the car wash as well as their monetary support through sales that day," WSU Associate Coach Debra Farwell said. "I am extremely grateful to the residents of the Palouse area for their sustained support of the Cougar throwers' annual car wash and their monetary contributions to Team Gleason."
Team Gleason supports former Cougar and New Orleans Saints football player Steve Gleason's fight against ALS (Lou Gerhig's Disease) through the Gleason Initiative Foundation and the Gleason Family Trust.
In the past 11 years, the Cougar throwers have raised over $15,000 and donated to local 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, and the Pullman Community Action Center.
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