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Gonzaga coach Mark Few needs votes to win $100,000 for the Community Cancer Fund

Gonzaga coach Mark Few needs votes to win $100,000 for the Community Cancer Fund

Gonzaga University Men's Basketball Coach, Mark Few, is participating in the Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge for a chance to win $100,000 for the Community Cancer Fund.

 

However, Coach Few will not be able to win this challenge alone. In order to win the $100,000 the public will need to cast their votes in Coach Few's favor.

 

Few is one of 48 NCAA basketball coaches competing in the Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge. As of Monday, January 5th, fans have been able to head to www.VoteCoachFew.com to cast their votes to help advance him in the competition.

 

Ryan Floch Memorial Basketball Games will be held at BBCC Jan. 3

The 14th annual Ryan Floch Memorial Basketball Games will be held January 3rd at Big Bend Community College.

The BBCC women host the Alumni at 2:00 p.m., and the men’s team will host an Alumni team at 3:45 p.m.

Local high school teams also will compete in BBCC’s gym Saturday. Odessa-Harrington’s Titans will be the home team against Wilbur-Creston. The boys’ game starts at 5:30 p.m. and the girls wrap up the memorial evening starting at 7:00 p.m.

All gate receipts and donations from these games will go to the Ryan Floch Memorial Scholarship to support student athletes graduating from Class B high schools in Eastern Washington.

Ryan Floch was a basketball standout at Odessa High School. He played for BBCC from 1999 to 2001. Ryan and his brother Drew—a BBCC Foundation scholarship recipient—died with their grandfather and a cousin in a boating accident.

Donations also are accepted in Drew Floch’s name for the BBCC Foundation Scholarship awarded each year to a graduate of Odessa High School.

3rd Annual Shop with a Cop event brings joy to Grant County families for Christmas

3rd Annual Shop with a Cop event brings joy to Grant County families for Christmas

The Grant County Sheriff's Office and Moses Lake Police Department teamed up with local businesses Wednesday night to host their third annual Shop with a Cop event in Moses Lake. 

This year, nine children and one family were selected for the program through suggestions made by the Moses Lake School District, Ephrata School District, and Serve Moses Lake. The children were served a pizza dinner, and given a $300 Walmart gift card. The kids were then taken on a shopping spree with the assistance of Grant County Sheriff's Deputies and Moses Lake Police Officers.

One area family was also gifted a $800 gift card to use for Christmas gifts, food, and household items. At the end of the evening, officers found a random family, and helped them by purchasing everything in their cart.

INBC and PSBC host Apple Cup Blood Drive competition

INBC and PSBC host Apple Cup Blood Drive competition

Cougar and Huskies fans have yet another reason to get competitive this week. This year, the Inland Northwest Blood Center (INBC) and the Puget Sound Blood Center (PSBC) have teamed up host an Apple Cup Blood Drive to see which fan base can donate the most blood for Washington.

 

Along with providing one group of fans additional bragging rights, donors will have a chance to win one of two $500 Visa Gift cards. INBC's Marketing Communication Officer, Elizabeth Giles, said as of Friday, Husky fans led by 100 donations, but the Cougs still have plenty of opportunities to catch up this week.

 

Gonzaga accounting students need votes to make national finals

Gonzaga accounting students have made the PWC National Accounting Case Competition Semi-Finals, but they need the public's help to move on to the national finals.

Gonzaga's team was selected as one of five schools given the chance to move on to the competition's national finals via a social media competition. The other teams competing in this competition are Villanova University, University of Texas, University of Connecticut, and University of Arizona.

Each of the teams had two days to post a video to the PWC Facebook page. At the end of the week, the video with the most votes will move on to the national finals competition in New York City.

NNDF to host its Second Annual Native Business Awards Gala

NNDF to host its Second Annual Native Business Awards Gala

The Northwest Native Development Fund (NNDF) will be holding its Second Annual Business Awards Gala Dinner on Friday, November 21st, at the Northern Quest Resort in Airway Heights.

The event will honor three members of the local native community for their work on behalf of native business development.

The Eagle Award will be given to honor the Native Business of the Year, the Salmon Award to honor the Native Purchaser of the Year, and the Bear Award for the Native Business Advocate of the Year. Those receiving these prestigious awards will be announced at the event.

Renowned singer, dancer, and speaker Randy Wood will headline this year's entertainment. Wood's awards include a 2002 Grammy and JUNO award for his first solo album. His third album won Best Traditional Album at the 2005 Native American Music Awards. His second Grammy nomination came in 2006 for his song “Our Love Will Never Die”.