Weekend Briefing | News for May 9 – 13

Big news for Enumclaw! The annual Boots and Badges basketball fundraiser is back, and raising money for two local kids diagnosed with cancer. Also, Hornet Madison Eaton made EHS history by bring the first to claim a state choir title! Kneishia Vinson talked to us about sexual assault awareness and her work with the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center, and White River and Enumclaw sports teams gear up for post-season play. And just in case you missed your chance to register as a voter via mail, the deadline to register in person and vote in the upcoming presidential election is this Monday.

Your weekend briefing.

Lawdawgs and Smoke Eaters square off for kids | Boots and Badges 2016

The annual Boots and Badges basketball fundraiser is back, and bigger than ever. This year, police officers and firefighters are raising money for two Black Diamond Chief’s for a day, Hunter and Sienna. The game is Sunday, May 22 at the Enumclaw High School gym – tickets are $10 and can be bought at the Enumclaw or Black Diamond police departments, or at the door. Read more about Hunter, Sienna, as well as Brian Lynch, who organized the annual game, here.

Hornet Madison Eaton takes top alto in state title

For the first time in Enumclaw High School history, a Hornet has been crowned the top alto singer in the state. Madison Eaton brought home the state title after the April 30 competition at Central Washington University. She may be the school’s top dog, but the rest of the choir was also extremely accomplished, sending many singers to regionals and coming away with excellent scores. Read more about Madison and the EHS choir here.

King County resource center works to bring sexual assault awareness year round

Kneishia Vinson is a huge advocate for sexual assault awareness and recently talked to the Courier-Herald about her experience with sexual assault and why she works with the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center. Did you know more than 60 percent of sexual assaults go unreported? Vinson says that’s why its important to talk about sexual assault and not silence survivors. Read more about Vinson and her work with the resource center here.

Tourney time for prep sports

It’s time for Enumclaw and White River high schools to prepare their sports teams for post-season play! Both Hornets teams entered the post-season baseball season, but White River dropped out early, having lost two game in a row. Enumclaw water polo is also heading to Region II tournament and play May 20. The Courier-Herald is waiting to see whicg track and field athletes and fastpitch players are heading to districts as well, so stay tuned! Read more about the upcoming games and teams statuses here.

Deadline for voter registration this Monday | King County Elections

Want to vote in this year’s Presidential Election? The deadline to register as a voter is this Monday! ‘Nuff said. Read where you can register as a voter in person (as mail deadlines have already passed) here.

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