Hoops for Hospice

On Saturday, April 30th, 2016 (Change of Date) at Central Washington University’s Recreational Center, Community members and students from grade school to college will participate in a fun filled 3 on 3 basketball tournament called “Hoops for Hospice” to benefit a charitable cause. All proceeds will be used to provide Volunteer Support, Supplies & Equipment, Bereavement Support, Transportation, and Vigil Services to individuals facing life threatening illnesses through Hospice Friends.

Hoops for Hospice Flyer (Final Draft)

Each registered team will be required to have at least three members, four maximum, in order to qualify to participate in the tournament. Every team member will receive a customized “Hoops for Hospice” water bottle and drawstring bag. Winners of the tournament will also receive a championship t-shirt and prizes appropriate to their competition bracket.

Registration Forms Available Here: Hoops for Hospice – Registration Form

Online Registration Payments Available via PayPal
(Please include team name in description)


Cruisin’ For Hospice Car ShowCruisin' for Hospice 2013 498

June 2016.

Cruisin’ for Hospice is an open car show that features great classic to contemporary cars, and pickups. The event is held in downtown Ellensburg on the 300 block of North Pine Street. Last year 111 vehicles registered for the event and an estimated 1,500 people attended the show.
The show is co-sponsored by the Kittitas Valley Cruisers and the proceeds go to benefit Hospice Friends, a non-profit organization serving the elderly


and anyone facing a life-threatening illness in Kittitas County.

Tree of Love

Plan now to attend one or both of these meaningful ceremonies as we remember loved ones who have gone TOLbefore…

Tree of Love

…a gathering of remembrance


Friday, December 4th, 2015

Cle Elum

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Angels & Spirituality Art Exhibit and Silent Auction

Hospice Friends is hosting a silent auction art exhibit fundraiser involving local artists. Artists will be asked to donate an art piece that celebrates the theme: Angels and Spirituality. The goal of this event is to support and promote Hospice Friends and the artists in our county and enhance community partnerships. This is an opportunity for artists to dedicate their artwork in memory of those who have passed before them and perhaps touched their lives in a meaningful way.

When and Where? The art works will be displayed for purchase in the Old Masonic Hall, 120 Pennsylvania Ave, Roslyn, WA. The silent auction exhibit will take place on Saturday, September 12th, from 1:00 to 7:00 pm with a reception including wine and appetizers from 4:00 to 6:00 pm that evening. The exhibit will also take place on the following day, Sunday, September 13th, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. There will not be a silent auction on September 13th, but artworks will be available for purchase that day.

Jefferson Awards

Jefferson Award

When hospice care was in its infancy in the US two visionary
women, Peg Rowbotham and Enid Gage made it a reality in Kittitas County. With a common desire to help those facing end of life, they worked to create an organization in Kittitas County to
provide peace, comfort and care during the final days of an
individual’s life.

Today their vision continues. Hospice Friends, whose mission
is to provide these same support services to the elderly and
anyone facing a life-threatening illness in Kittitas County,
served twelve individuals and families in 1983 free of charge.
That number continues to grow, and in 2009, 683 individuals were

The 2010 Washington State Jefferson Awards winners will be featured on KING 5’s Evening Magazine during the week of April 5-9, 2010. One Jefferson Award Winner will be featured each evening.

Be sure to tune in and vote online at for who should represent Washington State at the National Jefferson Awards in Washington, D.C. Online voting is open from April 5-9, 2010. Everyone is encouraged to vote!

Learn more about the

Jefferson Awards (you will be directed to the Website for the Seattle City Club)