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Local partnership works to prevent drowning by offering discounts on life jackets

Local partnership works to prevent drowning by offering discounts on life jackets

 

As the weather continues to warm up, more and more boaters will be hitting the water.

 

To encourage safe boating, the Washinton State Drowning Prevention Network, Safe Kids Washington, and the Spokane Regional Health District have partnered with Big 5 Sporting Goods to previde 25% off coupons on life jackets.

 

These coupons can be used at any Big 5 Sporting Goods from April 1st through September 30th 2015 in Washington and North Idaho.

 

Coupins are available online on the Spokane Region Health District's website: CLICK HERE.

 

Registration open for August 1 golf tournament that funds WSU scholarships

Registration open for August 1 golf tournament that funds WSU scholarships

Registration is now open for the annual Jess Ford of Pullman Hardhat Classic Golf tournament hosted by the Palouse Ridge Golf Club. The tournament will take place Saturday, August 1st to benefit Washington State University's Facilities Services Scholarship Fund.

Each participant will pay a $135 fee that includes 18 holes, golf cart rental, hat, a small bucket of practice balls and barbecue lunch provided by Banyan's the golf club restaurant.

Hole-in-one prizes include a new 2015 Ford F-150 XLT Super Cab Pickup. Additionally, the putting contest winner will get to attempt a putt to win $10,000.

To register, visit http://www.hardhatclassic.com/application.htm. More information can also be found at http://www.hardhatclassic.com/.

Hamilton Indoor Recreation Center new Spring/Summer hours begin April 1

Hamilton Indoor Recreation Center new Spring/Summer hours begin April 1

 

The hours at Moscow's Hamilton Indoor Recreation Center will be adjusted to accommodate the spring and summer schedules of the city's residents.

 

On April 1st, hours will be adjusted to 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays in addition to the regular Saturday hours of 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday hours of 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

For more information on the Hamilton Indoor Recreation Center, call 208-883-7084.

 

Washington State Parks to offer two free days in April

Washington State Parks to offer two free days in April

 

Looking to go explore some Washington State Parks, but don't yet have a Discover Pass? Well, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will offer two free days in April.

 

Visitors will not need to display a Discover Pass for day-use visits to any of Washington's State Parks on April 4th, a springtime free Saturday, and Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22nd.

 

Free days are in keeping with legislation that created the Discover Pass, a $30 annual or $10 one-day permit required on recreation lands managed by Washington State Parks, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This legislation provided that State Parks could designate up to 12 free days each year when the pass would not be required to visit state parks. 

 

A Discover Pass is still needed to access WDFW and DNR lands on State Park free days.

 

Hoopfest 2015 registration is now open

Hoopfest 2015 registration is now open

 

Registration for the world's largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament is now live!

 

Entry forms for Spokane Hoopfest 2015 are available online at register.spokanehoopfest.net. Hard-copy entry forms are also available at any Bruchi's Cheesesteaks and Subs or Yokes Fresh Market northwest locations. 

 

This year Hoopfest will celebrate its 26th year as a Spokane institution. Every year the tournament brings approximately 28,000 players and 225,000 spectators to the streets of downtown Spokane.

 

Registration to the tournament is guaranteed to teams that register prior to May 11th. Forms and entries to those who register late are only granted based on space availability with an additional $20 late fee through May 25th. Nonetheless, Hoopfest organizers recommend playing it safe by registering early.

 

WSU men's basketball's Lacy named First Team All-Pac-12; Hawkinson Pac-12 Most Improved Player

WSU men's basketball's Lacy named First Team All-Pac-12; Hawkinson Pac-12 Most Improved Player

 

Washington State University men’s basketball senior guard DaVonté Lacy has been named All-Pac-12 First Team, while sophomore forward Josh Hawkinson has been named the Pac-12 Most Improved Player of the Year and All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention, commissioner Larry Scott announced Monday.

 

A native of Tacoma, Wash., Lacy finished the regular season as the school’s all-time career 3-point leader with 249 after passing Klay Thompson who had 242 in his three-year career (2009-11). Lacy is also the school’s fifth all-time leading scorer with 1,539 points and needs just 24 more points to move into fourth on the list. The 6-foot-4 guard is averaging 17.2 points this season, ranking fourth in the Pac-12, while ranking second for free throws made (140), fourth for 3-pointers made per game (3.3) and 10th for free throw percentage (.773, 140-181).

 

WSU Men's Basketball coach, Ernie Kent, needs online votes to win $100k for Team Gleason

WSU Men's Basketball coach, Ernie Kent, needs online votes to win $100k for Team Gleason

Washington State University Men's Basketball coach, Ernie Kent, is participating in the Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge for a chance to win $100,000 for Team Gleason.

However for Kent to win the $100,000, Coug fans will need to show their support by casting online votes. As of Friday morning (01/23/2015), Kent is ranked 17th overall.

Kent is one of 48 NCAA basketball coached competing in the Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge. As of Monday, January 5th, fans have been able to go online to cast their votes in Kent's favor.

To vote, Cougs will need to visit espn.go.com, and create a username and password. Each username can vote once per day.