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WSU Athletic Hall of Fame to induct Steve Gleason at Apple Cup on Saturday

WSU Athletic Hall of Fame to induct Steve Gleason at Apple Cup on Saturday

Washington State University will induct Steve Gleason as the 178th member of the school's Athletic Hall of Fame during this year's Apple Cup game. The ceremony is set to take place during an on-field ceremony between the first and second quarters of Saturday's game against Washington.

 

“I'd encourage fans to be there to make sure they don't miss anything,” said Associate Director of Athletics, Bill Stevens.

 

Stevens said each year a selection committee determines who is elected into the hall of fame.

 

SPD and SCSO to take the ice Sunday for charity hockey game

SPD and SCSO to take the ice Sunday for charity hockey game

The Spokane Police Department hockey team will take the ice against the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office this Sunday, November 23, at 3:00 p.m. All proceeds from the game will go to the Behind the Badge Foundation as well as the Chiefs Care Foundation

Behind The Badge Foundation was created to honor officers who have suffered a line of duty death or catastrophic injury. The Chiefs Care Foundation helps to raise money for the continuing education of Chiefs' players as well as serving the Spokane community through donations and appearances.

Admittance to the law enforcement benefit game is free with a ticket to the Spokane Chiefs game versus the Kamloops Blazers, which starts at 5:00 p.m. that same night.  

Spokane named Bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community

Spokane named Bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community

The League of American Bicyclists recognized Spokane with a Bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community award on Tueday.

The award recognizes the city’s commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies. Specifically, Spokane was awarded in part for its public outreach education, bike month and bike to work events, bike plan implementation and bicycle-friendly laws and ordinances.

“Visionary community leaders are recognizing the real-time and long term impact that a culture of bicycling can create,” said Andy Clarke, President of the League of American Bicyclists. “We applaud this new round of communities for investing in a more sustainable future for the country and a healthier future for their residents and beyond.”

March Madness returns in 2016

March Madness returns in 2016

The University of Idaho and the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena are pleased to announce that March Madness will return to Spokane in 2016. The NCAA revealed this morning that Spokane has been selected as a host city for the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship First & Second Rounds.

The Spokane games are currently scheduled to take place on Friday, March 18, 2016 and Sunday, March 20, 2016. Over those two days of heated competition, Spokane will witness six games and cheer on eight teams as they vie for a chance to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. The 2016 games will mark the tenth time since 2001 that the Spokane Arena has hosted either a Men’s or Women’s NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament. This marks the first time the University of Idaho and the Spokane Arena have teamed up to present an NCAA Basketball event. Both organizations are thrilled with the NCAA’s announcement.

Annual Police-Sheriffs Hockey Game scheduled for Nov. 23

The annual Police-Sheriffs Game at Spokane Arena, scheduled for Nov. 23 at 3 p.m. – prior to the Chiefs’ game vs. Kamloops at 5 p.m. – is benefit game to raise funds and awareness for the Behind the Badge Foundation. Proceeds from t-shirt sales and a silent auction at the Chiefs game will benefit Behind the Badge, which supports families and communities after a law enforcement officer has died or suffered serious injury in the line of duty.

All fans with a ticket to the Nov. 23 Chiefs game are invited to attend the Police-Sheriffs’ Game. Doors will open at 2:45 p.m.

 

State Parks invites people to go ‘deep’ into Rockport State Park

State Parks invites people to go ‘deep’ into Rockport State Park

This winter, staff and volunteers from the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will offer guided hikes through the ancient, old growth forest at Rockport State Park.

The Deep Forest Experience hikes take place between 10:00 a.m. And 2:00 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from December 5 through February 15, at Rockport State Park. The park is located just off the North Cascades Highway (Hwy 20), .06 miles west of the town of Rockport.

Big changes coming for four Oz Fitness gyms

Big changes coming for four Oz Fitness gyms

Some big changes are coming to several Spokane gyms over the next few weeks. Vision Quest Sport and Fitness purchased four Oz Fitness gyms earlier this year and plans to spend this month rebranding and upgrading to become MÛV Fitness.

The business owners Chip Schwerzel and Jeff Carlson promise to honor all active Oz Fitness members under their current membership contracts and welcome them into their new club ownership and up-and-coming fitness facilities.

The owners are beginning the process of rebranding and revamping the Australian-themed gyms with new marketing and management, including putting $1 million into the clubs with updated and improved equipment.

The pair's previous clubs, Vision Quest Fitness Centers, were located in Western Washington and voted best of Western Washington three years in a row. They also maintain an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.