On Wednesday, February 4th, Mt. Spokane High School hosted the 11th Hoops for Hope benefit basketball game. The game, played with the staffs of Mt. Spokane and Mountainside Middle School against the staffs of Mead High and Northwood Middle School, raised over $ 2925 for the Community Cancer Fund. Unlike many of our inter-district contests, the winner wasn’t one team or the other; instead the winner was the Community Cancer Fund and the individuals of the Spokane area that the organization serves.
The Mead School District wishes to thank the staff members who played in the game and the community members who supported it. We would also like to thank the DECA students of Mt. Spokane who solicited many of this years raffle sponsors, the A.S.B.’s of Mead High School and Mt. Spokane High School for their fund raising efforts, and the students of the Mead School District for their cheering and selfless support of the games for the past eleven years. Lastly, we would like to thank the following sponsors who’s contributions made the game and the raffle possible; Avista Utilities, Azteca Mexican Restaurant, Cenex/ Zip Trip Inc. along with Ian Johnstone, Cold Stone Creamery, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, Didiers Yogurt and More, Gonzaga University Men’s Basketball, The Inland Empire Basketball Officials Association, Laser Quest, McClain’s Pizza Company, The Onion, Pattison’s North, PostNet, Poole’s Public House, SNAP Fitness, The Spokane Country Club, The Spokane Indians Baseball Club, Taco Del Mar, Wandermere Village Centre Cinemas, and Ziggy’s for their generous donations and support.
This game is another example of the Mead community joining together to stand up to cancer and to support worthy causes. In the eleven years of the games existence, we have been able to raise over $ 48,000 and we are seeking to expand our efforts and impact next year when the game will be played at Mead High School.
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