More than 35 Sponsors make the gala celebration of good character possible
The room was glowing with the smiling faces of students, family members, educators, community leaders and PACE partners at the 2014 PACE Awards community-sponsored event on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at the Mirabeau Park Hotel and Convention Center.
Emcee, Robyn Nance of KXLY welcomed the 410 attendees who filled the room to honor 53 students from Freeman, Spokane Valley and Tekoa-area schools who exemplify the PACE character traits of Fairness, Honesty, Diligence, Trustworthiness, Courage, Integrity, Generosity, Gratitude, Respect, Responsibility, Citizenship and Caring.
Keynote Speaker, Stu Cabe of Ovation Company, recognized parents and other family members for instilling good character into the honorees from the start. He also shared his motto of “Be Nice,” illustrated by his big elephant story, where he encouraged everyone to be the big elephant that chooses to do what is right and leads others to do so too.
A new feature at the awards event was honoring PACE Partners who promote and integrate the monthly character traits into the regular activities of their organization. Three businesses were highlighted for their best practices: Dishman Dodge Ram Chrysler, Jeep, KiDDS Dental and the Spokane Shock. Learn how each of these partners is bringing character to light.
A big “thank you” to all in the community who help to make the PACE Awards possible.