In brief: Soccer group offers discount scholarships
SPOKANE COUNTY – Spokane Junior Soccer is offering half-priced youth soccer scholarships to local kids whose parents are unemployed, underemployed or on disability.
National Night Out party to be Aug. 2
MANITO/CANNON HILL – C.O.P.S. West will hold its annual National Night Out Party from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 2 at Cannon Park, located at the corner of Maxwell Street and Elm Avenue.
The West Central Neighborhood Council will also join the fun; the party will include games, hot dogs and other snacks, face painting and music. C.O.P.S. West will hand out stuffed animals to kids, and both neighborhood groups will have information available on block watch programs and how the public can help make their community a safer place to live.
C.O.P.S. West will also offer Operation Family ID, a program that provides to parents, for a donation, a current CD picture, fingerprints and personal information for each child. The information will be put together in a packet for parents should their child ever go missing.
National Night Out is designed to raise awareness of crime and drug prevention; generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and are fighting back. The event is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and involves more than 11,000 communities nationwide.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call C.O.P.S. West at (509) 625-3340.
Fundraiser will benefit Gleason
MEDICAL LAKE – Community members are invited to participate in the Jackie Gleason Benefit Walk on Wednesday at Waterfront Park, 1386 S. Lefevre St., beginning at 6 p.m.
Gleason, a teacher in the Medical Lake School District, suffered a brain aneurysm on June 25. Donations will be accepted at the event to help cover Gleason’s medical costs.