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Children Reach New Heights on CWU Climbing Wall

Parents stood at the bottom of the climbing wall at Central Washington University on Saturday afternoon watching their children slowly make their way up with the encouragement of local first responders. It’s something they thought they’d never see their children do.

Nine kids, ages 4 to 19, were all smiles as they participated in the Courageous Kids Climbing event. The free event, open to children with special needs, brought together community members, university staff and local first responders.

Jeff Riechmann, event founder, coordinated with Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue and the Central Washington University Police Department to help with the event. Fire trucks and police cars were parked outside of the Student Union and Recreation Center for kids to climb into.

Read the rest of this story by By JULIA MARTINEZ in the Daily Record. 

August 16, 2016