Northwest NEWS

April 2, 2001



Home run for Hopelink

Hopelink in Carnation (formerly the Multi-Service Center) was a beneficiary of an all-day car wash held by the Riverview Pony Baseball Association March 17.
   The rain held off so that boys from the Mustang, Bronco, Pony and Colt divisions with coaches (and some brave parents) soaped cars and one another. A combination of 50 boys, 12 total hours of washing, two banks and a whole lot of cars, trucks and SUVs brought in $1,610, out of which Hopelink received a check for $805. The other half of the proceeds raised will go toward Pony Baseball to provide much more baseball and fun for all the youth.
   "This is a great win for all the boys as well as for Hopelink and for our community," said Gary Kemper, vice-president of Pony. "When we work together, we can make a great difference."
   The Valley Community Bank in Duvall and Bank of America in Carnation provided use of their facilities and water.
   Ward Riggins, assistant manager of Hopelink in Carnation, said, "We so appreciate the hard work of all the youth. Thank you for thinking of us. This is really great."
   Hopelink is a private, non-profit human services agency serving the north and Eastside of King County.
   Manager Tim Lockwood said, "This money will go towards purchasing food for low income families in our area needing this assistance. It came at the right time."