Local Brewery Supports Sparrow Clubs

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Southern Oregon brewery is trading brews for bucks today in an effort to help local kids. Tonight, Walkabout Brewery will hold an event to raise money for Sparrow Clubs of Southern Oregon. A portion of beer and wine purchases will be given to the program. Community members can enjoy live music, … Continue reading »

Beers to Benefit Sparrow Clubs

MEDFORD, Ore.– A local brewery is trading brews for bucks to benefit kids in the valley. Thursday night, Walkabout Brewery will hold an event to raise money for Sparrow Clubs of Southern Oregon. A portion of beer and wine purchases will be given to the program. Community members will be able to enjoy live music, … Continue reading »

DWTRVS: Daniel Corbett

MEDFORD, Ore.– Dances are being polished and costumes finalized in preparation of Dancing with the Rogue Valley Stars. Several local community members are dedicating many hours to practice for the show that debuts next Saturday. The annul competition benefits local Sparrow clubs every year, helping sick kids who need help. Daniel Corbett said he was … Continue reading »

DWTRVS: Kimberly Jostad

MEDFORD, Ore.– Several community members have been practicing for weeks, preparing for the annual “Dancing with the Rogue Valley Stars” competition. Now in just about a week and a half , they will lace up their shoes and compete for the “Shining Star Award”; all while raising money for sparrow clubs. Each night until the … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Legacy of Sparrow Clubs

MEDFORD, Ore.–  This year, Sparrow Clubs in Oregon is expanding by adding another director to launch clubs year-round in Central Oregon. The new hire made his way to Southern Oregon for training, but he has already taken flight. The new director, Michael Leeland, told the students at North Medford, “I am here to empower you, … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Soaring with a Smile

Medford, Ore. — As several schools prepare to adopt new Sparrows for the school year, one North Medford High School student will be adopted by her peers. Hailey Maddox will be adopted as her school’s Sparrow.  The 15-year-old is fighting a rare cancer.  In January, doctors found it in her knee, lymph nodes and lungs. … Continue reading »

Sparrow Clubs Begins New School Year

Grants Pass, Ore. — Sparrow Clubs has launched a new school year with its first club of the year. Grants Pass High School packed the gym Wednesday to meet five-year-old Kassandra.  The school’s new sparrow was born premature at only 26 weeks.  She contracted MRSA.  The infection spread to her brain severely damaging her eyes. … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Cookie Support

Ashland, Ore. — The school year has wrapped up, but not without helping another sparrow child.  Bellview Elementary students raised thousands of dollars for their classmate and sparrow with a cookie fundraiser. Luke Laurenson has cerebral palsy.  His mom, Jane Hogan, said doctors didn’t expect him to accomplish much in his lifetime, “They thought it … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Fight for a Sparrow

Medford, Ore. — South Medford High School hosted a USA Boxing Sanctioned event for its Sparrow.  The event was organized by Valor coach, Todd Beck to benefit sparrow, Isaiah Harris. To start off the boxing event Isaiah showed off some of his fighting skills in the ring, but it’s a different fight putting him in … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Luau for a Sparrow

As a local first grader went up against cancer, Eagle Point Middle School students were there to help him fight. In the video above, NewsWatch 12’s Danielle Craig explains how saying “Aloha” is helping one local boy take flight.

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