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Prosecutors to descend on Cheney Stadium for Friday’s Rainiers game

Post by Adam Lynn / The News Tribune on June 26, 2008 at 11:07 am |
June 26, 2008 11:07 am

Don’t be surprised if you see scads of Pierce County prosecutors (including Prosecuting Attorney Gerald Horne) in the parking lot of Cheney Stadium on Friday night.

No, there’s no mass court action going on inside the stadium.

The local PA’s are gathering to support a program called JumpStart, which provides housing, counseling and other services to women and children in need.

“The ultimate goal is to get them into the community and to be self sufficient,” said deputy prosecutor Kevin McCann, who sits on the JumpStart board of directors along with colleague, Mike Sommerfield.

McCann reports that more than 100 employees of the prosecutors office have purchased tickets to the Rainiers game. JumpStart gets half the money the lawyers spent on the tickets.

They plan to have a tailgate party in the parking lot before Friday’s ceremonial first pitch, which will be thrown out by a JumpStart client.

Rumor has it that Horne will be barbecuing brats at the tailgater.

The game starts at 7 p.m.

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