GU students cheer on Zags, support Children’s Miracle Network

GU students cheer on Zags, support Children’s Miracle Network

When the Zags are away, the “Kennel Club” crowd heads to neighborhood restaurants and bars.

Thursday night, it was all for a good cause.

When KXLY spoke with Gonzaga senior Allison Drescher in November, she told us this was the Zags’ year.

Three months and a number one ranking later- she’s sticking by it.

“I think I feel exactly the same. The Zags haven’t proven otherwise. Being in the Kennel this year has been absolutely incredible- the energy,” Drescher said.

The Kennel is known for that energy. It’s the kind that revs up the community even when the team is out of town.

“Home or away we’re behind our Zags every step of the way. So whether we’re here, across the street or in the Kennel, we’re going to be behind those boys, cheering go Zags the entire time,” Drescher said.

“Here” is Scotty’s Doghouse.

And Thursday night, that was the place to be- for more than one reason.

“There’s karaoke going on, a giant game watch. Cheering on our Zags, all while raising money for a good cause,” said Gonzaga Dance marathon Shelby Wells.

20 percent of purchases tonight will go toward the Gonzaga Dance Marathon, a fundraiser co-founded by Wells that helps Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

In Spokane, thats Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital.

“We’re really excited to be here, this is going towards our $62,000 goal,” Wells said.

That’s $62,000. for the 62 children who enter a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital every minute.

The money that will help support children and families stuck in the hospital.

Families like Wells’.

“Children’s Miracle Network is really important in my life, Both of my nieces have epilepsy,” she said.

From funding new medical technology or even something as simple as art supplies, donations like these make a difference.

“I know what those families feel, I know what those kids go through because I watched it happen with my nieces,” Wells said.

Events like tonight’s fundraiser and the Dance Marathon give students the chance to dance for those who can’t.

“The motto of Dance Marathon is ‘A generation of Zags fighting for the next.’ And that’s truly what we’re doing here at Gonzaga,” Wells said.

The Gonzaga Dance Marathon is February 11th. Students will dance for eight hours straight to celebrate the money they’ve raised.

If you’d like to donate, head to this link.