The Champions for Kids Celebration is an annual event in which TOGETHER! and its community partners recognize those individuals in our community who go above and beyond in their dedication to youth and children. We've been celebrating our community's Champions for Kids each winter since 2002!
Anyone from the community may sponsor a table, or help sponsor the event, and name a Champion. And you can buy individual tickets, too.
Champions are individuals who help us make our community one in which children and youth are supported, healthy, safe and valued. They provide a direct service to youth, are a positive role model, volunteer or exhibit a dedication beyond their employment.
See photos of past celebrations on Facebook.
Champions for Kids is an important event in which the community gets to honor those among us who volunteer their time to help and mentor our youth, teaching our children how to make positive choices. We know the importance of championing those who are making an effort to guide our youth to a bright future.
Here are the 2013 Champions:
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The 2012 Champions (click for a bigger view):
And the 2011 Champions (click for a bigger view):
To see more pictures from the Champions for Kids Celebration, check out the albums on Facebook.
2016 date TBA; stay tuned!
"Every Child Deserves a Champion"
February 23, 2015, 6-8:30 p.m.
Indian Summer Golf and Country Club
The 2015 Champions for Kids:
Bob Barnes, sponsored by McSwain & Co, PS
Kathy Baros Friedt, sponsored by TOGETHER!
Jim Burton, sponsored by Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County
Brian Cassidy, sponsored by Thurston County Sheriff's Office
Liz Davis, sponsored by Junior League of Olympia
Alec Dodge, sponsored by Gerry Apple and Shelton SADD Club
Alisa Grimm, sponsored by Tumwater School District
Carrie Heist, sponsored by Thurston County Superior Court
Joe Ingoglia, sponsored by Skip Houser and Rick Hughes, Attorneys
Rick Judd, sponsored by North Thurston Public Schools
Chuck Liska, sponsored by City of Tumwater
Kellie McNelly, sponsored by Segawa Friends and Family
Vincent Perez, sponsored by Hispanic Roundtable
Dick Rust, sponsored by North Thurston Kiwanis Club
Schelli Slaughter, sponsored by Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
Sophia Stanley, sponsored by Providence St. Peter Chemical Dependency Center
Brian Stretch, sponsored by City of Lacey/Lacey City Council
Jill Wilkinson, sponsored by Rainier School District
Joni Wolpert, sponsored by Olympia School District
Robbi Wright, sponsored by Olympia/Thurston County Crime Stoppers
For more information please contact us.
418 Carpenter Rd. SE Ste 203
Lacey, WA 98503
(360) 493-2230 ext 20