Champions for Kids

Champions for Kids


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.


The 2014 Champions for Kids:


Mimi Alcantar, sponsored by Hispanic Roundtable

Sean Bell, sponsored by Olympia/Thurston County Crime Stoppers

Kevin Davenport, sponsored by Lacey Professional Firefighters Local 2903

Kimber Earp, sponsored by Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County

Ruth Furman, sponsored by Little Red Schoolhouse

George Johnson, sponsored by Rainier School District #307

Barbara Kuenstler, sponsored by McSwain & Co

Lynn Ledgerwood, sponsored by Junior League of Olympia

Johnny Lewis, sponsored by Providence St. Peter Chemical Dependency Center

Donna McPeak, sponsored by Olympia School District

Greg Ostrom, sponsored by South Sound YMCA

Christy Peters, sponsored by Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney's Office

Mike Reid, sponsored by North Thurston Public Schools

Danielle Salinas, sponsored by Gerry Apple and Shelton SADD Club

Lyall Smith, sponsored by City of Tumwater

Tammie Smith and Melanie Watson, sponsored by Housing Authority of Thurston County

Avery Stegall, sponsored by Thurston County Sheriff's Office

Tamara Suting, sponsored by Thurston County Superior Court Judges

Ken Westphal, sponsored by City of Lacey/Lacey City Council

Michaela Winkley, sponsored by TOGETHER!

Barbara Wischer, sponsored by Tumwater School District




Past Champions


Here are the 2013 Champions:

Champions for Kids Celebration in Thurston County by TOGETHER! 2013

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The 2012 Champions (click for a bigger view):

TOGETHER! Champions for Kids 2012



And the 2011 Champions (click for a bigger view):


Champions for Kids 2010


To see more pictures fromChampions for Kids Celebration, check out the albums on Facebook.


2013 Celebration

2012 Celebration

2011 Celebration



List of all past Champions for Kids, 2002-2012

2015 Celebration: Feb. 23


"Every Child Deserves a Champion"


February 23, 2015, 6-8:30 p.m.

Indian Summer Golf and Country Club


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. Here at TOGETHER!, we know the importance of championing those who are making an effort to guide our youth to a bright future, and feel that you too see the importance of honoring them.


Please help us recognize those who put extraordinary energy into helping children and youth in Thurston County.


To buy a ticket, click here.



Champions for Kids Celebration by TOGETHER! in Thurston County 2013 cake birdhouse

See photos of past celebrations on Facebook.



For more information please contact us.


Mailing Address
418 Carpenter Rd. SE Ste 203
Lacey, WA 98503


(360) 493-2230 ext 20


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