KJR Kares-A-Thon

CAYA would like to give a big shout out and thank you to KJR including us as a recipient of the recent KJR Kares-a-thon ending on September 21st. This year’s online and live on-air auction raised over $120,000 by offering unique “can’t be bought” experiences like the opportunity to job shadow Seahawks team photographer Rod Mar on the sidelines during a game, or the chance to have dinner with CAYA program graduate and NBA star Brandon Roy.

The KJR Kares-a-thon is an annual tradition benefitting community organizations through the special power of radio to reach tens of thousands with a universal love of sports. The event was founded by former KJR host Mike Gastineau, and focuses on bringing star power to host an all day on-air auction. Over the years the Kares-a-thon had donated over $1 million to charities. Other recipients of the funds raised this year are Northwest Literacy and Eastside Habitat for Humanity.

Save up for next year’s auction! For an idea of what you can expect, you can click here to see all of this year’s auction items and final bids. Or read more about the event here.