Lightning McQueen to appear at Bounce for Hope benefit

January 15, 2013

By Hannah Grandine

Kids and parents alike can get their picture taken with the real Lightning McQueen race car at the second annual Bounce for Hope benefit for Seattle Children’s at Kidz Bounce in Preston on Jan. 21.

The event is organized by Hope on the Hill Guild, a group founded in 2009 that seeks to make a positive difference in the lives of children treated at Seattle Children’s and their families.

Proceeds from the event will go towards the hospital’s uncompensated care program, which provides funding for the treatment of all children, regardless of the family’s ability to pay.

“This event is made up of everything we as a guild stand for,” event Chairwoman Brooke Karr said. “Bringing families, community and children together, while supporting the patients and families of Seattle Children’s hospital.”

If you go

Bounce for Hope

  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 21
  • Kidz Bounce
  • 8178 304th Ave. S.E., Preston
  • Cost: $15 for a two-hour bounce session
  • Purchase tickets and find additional event information at
  • Learn more about upcoming events and ways to help Seattle Children’s at Hope on the Hill Guild’s website,

Admission to the event will include a two-hour bounce session. In addition to Lightning McQueen from the “Cars” series, there will also be musical entertainment from Brian Vogan and his Good Buddies, Caspar Babypants and Eric Ode. Other activities will include face painting, balloon artistry and games.

Last year, the Bounce for Hope event raised more than $14,000 for Seattle Children’s. Hope on the Hill Guild hopes to exceed that amount with this year’s event.

“This year will be even bigger than last year,” marketing committee Chairwoman Sarah Keibler said.

The fundraiser is made possible by the help of sponsors, including 110 Consulting; AmericanWest Bank; Dr. Mark Germack, D.D.S. and Dr. Barry Feder, D.D.S.; Red Robin; Kidz Bounce and I-90 Church.

“We are ecstatic that we can provide this unique fundraising opportunity for yet another year and be able to partner with such amazing sponsors, donors and volunteers,” Karr said.

Tickets can be purchased online for $15 for the three two-hour bounce sessions.

“This event is perfect for families with school-age children who are looking for a great activity on a day off from school,” Keibler said. “In the middle of the dreary winter months, it’s a great way to support our cause and get your kids active, burn some energy and see some great musical acts.”

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