Zumbathon for Medford Sparrow

MEDFORD, Ore. — People are gathering at McLoughlin Middle School to raise funds for a little boy battling cancer. Jorge Machain is a 7-year-old battling Embryonal Sarcoma. He is a member of Sparrow Clubs. Jorge has been battling this illness since last year, when  tests revealed he had a large tumor on the right side of his … Continue reading »

Turning Tuesday into a Day of Giving

MEDFORD, Ore.– Southern Oregon Sparrow Clubs is trying to brand this Tuesday, a Day of Giving. The organization is teaming up with Elmer’s Restaurant to help raise money for the community. The restaurant said it will match the first thousand dollars, dollar for dollar. There are paper sparrows hanging inside the location for people to … Continue reading »

Medford Kid’s Nike Design Sold Out

MEDFORD, Ore.– The Nike shoes designed by a local child battling kidney disease are already sold out. Inspired by his love for the San Fransisco 49ers, Alejandro Munoz created a sneaker line for the Doernbecher Freestyle Program. He was one of six kids across the state chosen to create their own design. Each of them … Continue reading »

Hope for Hailey

MEDFORD, Ore., — Hailey Maddox is facing the biggest fight of her life but she isn’t doing it alone. She is backed by 1705 fellow students. Friday, North Medford High School officially adopted one of their own as this year’s sparrow.  Hailey is now a sophomore but while she was volunteering for the school’s sparrow … Continue reading »

Local Boy Designs Nike Shoe

MEDFORD, Ore. — A local kid with stage four kidney failure was given a unique opportunity to design a tennis shoe and apparel with Nike. 8-year-old Alejandro Muñoz was selected as part of the Doernbecher Freestyle Program. Alejandro was one of six kids selected in the state all of whom are patients at the Oregon … Continue reading »

Dancing With The Rogue Valley Stars 2014

MEDFORD, Ore. — Hundreds of people filled seats at the North Medford High School Auditorium on Saturday night for Dancing With The Rogue Valley Stars. Though they came for the entertainment, they also helped to raise tens of thousands of dollars for local kids in our area, and the local celebrities had quite a journey … Continue reading »

DWTRVS: Kirstin O’Connor

Kirstin O’Connor currently is anchoring NewsWatch 12 This Morning and Midday. When away from the anchor desk, she has been learning the East Coast Swing. “It’s a very happy, upbeat dance…its peppy,” explained Kirstin’s dancing partner, Emmett. “I always wanted to do scenes, I saw the performance last year, it looked like so much fun … Continue reading »

DWTRVS: Bryon Higinbotham

A local soon-to-be celebrity is putting down his fists and kicking up his heels for local Sparrow Clubs. Bryon Higinbotham is the owner of “Higs Gym Martial Arts and Parkour”, but as a longtime friend of a Sparrow Club organizer, he is practicing the cha-cha for Dancing With The Rogue Valley Stars. “We will doing … Continue reading »

DWTRVS: Ron Burgess

We continue to introduce you to our local Dancing with the Rogue Valley Stars. They are not only competing for best performance, but also raising money for our local Sparrow Clubs. Every night we have been getting a sneak peak at the dances, and the local contestants up for the “Shining Star Award”. Meet Ron … Continue reading »

DWTRVS: Jennifer Hedgepeth

MEDFORD, Ore.– The true stars behind an annual Sparrow Clubs fundraiser are not always the ones who take the stage. Every year a lot people put tons of work into raising money for the club and organizing, “Dancing with the Rogue Valley Stars”. Jennifer Hedgepeth is a contestant whose participation in the show goes way … Continue reading »

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