Hoedown for HOPE fundraiser this weekend

Hoedown for HOPE fundraiser this weekend
Hoedown for HOPE fundraiser this weekend

Get your cowboy boots out and prepare to boogie at this weekend’s Hoedown For HOPE, a fundraiser for children with hearing loss.

The event begins Saturday, October 4th at 5 pm at Riverside Place, 1108 W. Riverside, Spokane.

During the evening you will enjoy live music and dancing to Spokane’s own rockabilly band “Sharecroppers,” dinner and dessert by London’s Ultimate Catering, and fabulous items offered through raffles, live auction and prize packages. Tickets are only $55.

Last year more than 200 local and statewide professionals from the medical, educational and business communities attended, raising over $45,000 to support local deaf and hard of hearing children to listen and talk. The success of this event enables HOPE School to continue providing specialized services to all children with hearing loss, regardless of their families ability to pay full tuition, and also provides an opportunity to increase awareness of the effects of hearing loss and the benefits of accessing early intervention services.

HOPE School (Hearing-Oral Program of Excellence) is a nonprofit preschool for children ages 1-6 with hearing loss who are fitted with modern hearing aids or cochlear implants. No sign language is utilized. Instead, a small group, language-enriched learning environment is provided where the focus is listening and talking.

Since opening in 2004, HOPE School has served over 90 children and trained over 330 graduate student clinicians in their preschool and toddler programs.

For more information on the Hoedown for HOPE event, or to learn more about HOPE School, you can check out their website at www.spokanehopeschool.org.