Celebration of Hope – 2019

Ellensburg, Washington (January 10, 2020) – December 3, 2019, Court Advocates for Children hosted its 34th Annual Auction and Dinner, Celebration of Hope, at Sue Lombard Hall. This event is a celebration of Court Advocates’ work in the community advocating for abused and neglected children.

Celebration of Hope is an inspiring and fun-filled evening to honor its volunteer advocates and raise awareness and funds to sustain advocacy for abused and neglected children in our community,” said Carol Pidduck, Court Advocates for Children Executive Director. “The staff, board of directors, and many generous volunteers worked hard to create this fantastic event.”

This year’s auction boasted more than 90 items, including Mariners’ tickets and merchandise, a priceless Central Washington University football experience, a golf getaway and stay at Suncadia Resort and much, much more!  More than 180 guests attended this sold out event, raising over $50,000.  Court Advocates for Children could not properly advocate for the abused and neglected children without the generous support of this caring community.

The 2019 Celebration of Hope committee would like to thank its incredible sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors: Kittitas Valley Healthcare, Rotary Cowboys – Ellensburg Noon Rotary, and Umpqua Home Lending Bank with Brian and Kathy Brennan.

Gold Sponsors: Advantage Dirt Contractors, Ron & Vickie Barela, and Bill & Mary Rowley

Silver Sponsors: 18th Street Deli, Arnold’s Ranch & Home, Grebb Johnson Reed & Wachsmith CPA, Puget Sound Energy, Suncadia, Valley Veterinary Hospital, Law Office of CK Powers

Bronze Sponsors: Edward Jones – Jim & Jenny Carkner, Bruce & Joann Harris, Chris Herion – Attorney at Law, John & Nancy Jewett, Nancy Moss, Law Office of Tony Swartz, Re/Max Realty – Wayne Stroscher, Shaw’s Furniture & Appliance, Tarp-It, Inc., Valley Hearing Associates LLP, and Libby & Warren Street

In-Kind Supporters: Central Washington University, Ellensburg High School FBLA students, Hina Allen & Chloe Clyburn, Gard Vintners, Iron Horse Brewery, Sandra Bankston, Jim Denison, Mike McCloskey, Carol Pidduck, and Riley Schmit

About Court Advocates for Children: Court Advocates for Children for Kittitas County is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and abuse and neglected child advocacy program currently serving 149 abused, neglected and/ or abandoned children ages birth to eighteen years in Kittitas County. We provide trained independent volunteers who promote and advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the justice system of Kittitas County.  We envision a community that is aware of and committed to the efforts of Court Advocates to secure safe, permanent, and loving home for abused and neglected children in Kittitas County.


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