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Pitch for the Cure with the Spokane Indians

Pitch for the Cure with the Spokane Indians

The Spokane Indians annual Pitch for the Cure is back again! This will be the eighth year the Spokane Indians and Susan G. Komen for the Cure have teamed up to raise money for breast cancer research.

Participants will walk one mile around Avista Stadium for breast cancer and be recognized in a pre-game ceremony. Registration includes a shirt, a ticket to that day's game, and a donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

The walk begins Sunday, August 4 at 3:00 pm, registration will be accepted until 2:30 that day. The deadline to register online is August 2, 2013. The fee to register online before July 21 is $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. After July 21 registration is $30.

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Nominations for Corporations for Communities now open

Nominations for Corporations for Communities now open

Is there a corporation in Washington State that you would like to recognize for giving back to their community? Now you can. Nominations for the 2013 Coporations for Communities Award are being accpeted until August 31st.

“Washington is blessed with many companies committed to giving back to their communities,” Secratary of State KimWyman said. “Corporations for Communities offers the public a way to recognize some of these caring and generous businesses. Now more than ever, it is important to honor those corporations that make a difference.”

Beginning in 2009 the Corporations for Communities Award is a way to recognize Washington businesses that go above and beyond for their community.

Spokane takes on Seattle for laughs

Spokane takes on Seattle for laughs

East versus West in a comedy improv duel right here in Spokane. That's awesome in itself.. but, what makes it even better?!? It's family friendly!

Improvisors from ComedySportz Seattle will face off against improvisors from Spokane in a ComedySportz Exhibition Match Saturday, July 20th. The epic battle is go down at Ignite Community Theatre in the Spokane Valley Partners Building at 10814 E. Broadway in Spokane Valley. There are 2 show times: 7 pm and 9pm.

What's for Lunch food drive this Friday

What's for Lunch food drive this Friday

Yoke's Fresh Market and KXLY have teamed to help fill the store room at Second Harvest this summer. The What's for Lunch food drive is Friday, July 19th at all area Yoke's Fresh Market stores.

 

Rod Wieber, Chief Resource Officer for Second Harvest, says that summer food drives are “critically important” for area food pantries. Many families rely on reduced or free lunches to help feed their children and during the summer the need for help goes up. Last year, Second Harvest saw a 30 percent increase in demand and Wieber says the numbers are looking similar this year.

 

Whole grains and protein items like canned meat and peanut top the list for needed items as well as canned fruits and vegetables. You'll be able to purchase pre-packaged bags to contribute or choose your items to leave in the bins. The food drive runs from 10am-7pm at all Yoke's locations.

 

Inland Northwest 4th of July Celebrations

Inland Northwest 4th of July Celebrations

Communities across the Pacific Northwest have fun, family oriented Independence Day celebrations planned for Thursday. Events include parades, fun runs, BBQs, live music and of course fireworks.

Here is a list of all the great events going on in our communities tomorrow:

Spokane and West Plains

Benefit Concert to Help Spokane Couple With Haiti Adoption

Spokane Valley church, ONE*, is holding a benefit concert to help a Spokane couple adopt two girls that captured their hearts while in Haiti.

Tim Martin, a photographer for KXLY, and his wife Melissa hadn't decided when, or if, they wanted to be parents.

“We always liked kids, but we weren't sure if we were supposed to have kids.” explains Tim.

But a mission trip to Haiti changed that, and now the Martins are working through the red tape of adoption and trying to raise the funds they need to bring those two little girls home.

As part of the trip, the group spent a portion of each day playing with children at an orphanage. At first, the Martins were apprehensive, staying on the sidelines and behind the camera as others played with the kids. One day they decided to join in and that's when they met their girls.

“There are two little girls that chose us, that wanted to be with us,” said Melissa, “ The just wanted to be with us every minute and we wanted to be with them.”