New CCA client, Central Washington Sparrow Club gained news coverage in the Daily Record this weekend. The story features Avory Clark, a child sponsored by the Sparrow Club, as well as students from Lincoln Elementary School and Central Washington University.
New Sparrow Receives Warm Welcome at Lincoln Elementary
By LAUREN TAKORES, Daily Record staff writer
The students of Lincoln Elementary School are partnering with the student athletes of Central Washington University to raise funds for a local girl with severe health issues.
Avory Clark, a Kittitas Elementary School fifth-grader, is the newest child in Kittitas County to be sponsored through the Sparrow Club, an organization which provides financial and emotional support for critically ill children and their families through local fundraising efforts.
Friends and peers of sponsored children volunteer around their communities to earn community service vouchers, $10 for every hour of service, which are fulfilled by local businesses. The donated money is given to the sponsored child’s family.
Avory, 11, is asthmatic and has Samter’s triad, a medical condition consisting of asthma and salicylate and aspirin sensitivity. It causes allergic reactions, inflammation and swelling. She spent 16 days at the National Jewish Respiratory Hospital in Denver, Colo., which diagnosed her condition.
On Friday, Lincoln students and Central athletes assembled at Lincoln to be introduced to Avory and kick off her fundraising campaign.
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