August 18, 2011 in Washington Voices

In Brief

 

‘Shop for a Cause’ benefits MLK center

SPOKANE – Macy’s and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Outreach Center will participate in the sixth annual “Shop for a Cause” charity shopping event on Aug. 27.

Shopping passes are available for purchase from the Outreach Center, 845 S. Sherman St., for $5 each. All proceeds from passes sold will benefit the center and support their literacy programs.

Pass holders will have the opportunity to shop for special discounts on most regular, sale and clearance purchases all day at Macy’s. Some exclusions may apply.

To reserve passes and for more information, call (509) 455-8722.

Golfing tournament benefits Project Share

WORLEY – The Spokane Advertising Federation will hold its eighth annual Project Share Charity Golf Tournament at Circling Raven Golf Club on Sept. 15. The tournament will begin at 1:30 p.m. with a shotgun start.

The event is a best-ball scramble and will include individual and team prizes and a raffle drawing. There also will be free play on the driving range and on the putting green for golfers who arrive to the course early.

The cost is $425 for a team of four and will include all players’ fees, for 18 holes of golf, a GPS-equipped cart, complimentary driving range use, two drink vouchers, a barbecue dinner after the game and a donation to Project Share.

For more information and to register for the tournament, visit www.aafspokane.com.

Tickets available for Mixing for Mobius

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – Tickets are available for Mobius’ spooky FUNdraising event, Mixing for Mobius, on Oct. 29 at Northern Quest Resort and Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, from 6 to 10 p.m.

The evening will include martinis, dinner, an auction and an Extreme Science show by “Radical” Rick Turner. KXLY’s Mark Peterson will be the master of ceremonies.

Tickets are $60 per person. Individuals or organizations may purchase a table sponsorship for $800. The sponsorship includes seating for 10 and recognition.

To purchase tickets or for more information call (509) 624-KIDS or visit www.mobiusspokane.org. Proceeds will support Mobius Kids Children’s Museum.

Attendees must be 21 years or older.

EWU food drive, backpack drive start

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University’s annual Community Food Drive is under way and will run through Aug. 31.

The Cheney Food Bank and 2nd Harvest Food Bank need to stock their shelves and EWU is asking area residents to donate while teams made up of students, faculty and staff compete to help local families in need.

Donations of nonperishable food needed include peanut butter; canned meats, such as tuna, chicken, turkey, beef and Spam; canned fruit; chili; soups and stews; and canned vegetables.

Donations are also needed for the Backpacks for Children Program. To help a Cheney child, fill a new backpack with two pink erasers; one ruler; two glue sticks; one calculator; one pair of scissors; one package of college-ruled paper; one set of colored pencils; one set of colored markers; two packages of hand sanitizers; seven three-ring binder subject dividers; and one two-inch three ring binder.

Sponsors are also needed for children in need. A donation of $165 will provide one child with enough food during the school year when school is not in session.

For more information, call Kathleen Warren at (509) 359-6664 or email kwarren@ewu.edu.


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