Clydesdales coming to Yakima to benefit Children's Miracle Network

YAKIMA VALLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL NEWS RELEASE -- Express Clydesdales, a traveling team of Clydesdales that tours North America, will be taking families for short stage coach rides at the Valley Mall on Saturday, May 24, 2014, in exchange for donations to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

One-hundred percent of the proceeds from this event will benefit Children's Miracle Network. With every donation, riders also will receive a Yakima Valley Pippins baseball ticket, as well as a voucher to download their photograph with the horses.

Donations are $10 per adult and $5 for each child age 5 and under. Radio station KFFM will be on site for a live remote from the event, and the Coca-Cola Happiness Truck will be on hand to provide free cans of Coca-Cola.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 24
Valley Mall parking lot (in front of Sears), Union Gap

Donation boxes representing grateful Children's Miracle Network families, whose children benefitted from CMNH and who are participating in the fundraising effort, will also be available for donations:

Team Eli underwritten by Valley Mall
Team Sawyer underwritten by Figgs Eye Clinic, Akland Pump & Irrigation, Stan Fortier Insurance Services
Team Sammy underwritten by Standard Paint & Flooring
Team Tristan underwritten by Stewart Subaru
Miracle Twins Liam & Logan

Clydesdales are powerful draft horses that were largely bred for work. They are named after the town they were imported from: Clydesdale, Scotland. The Express Clydesdales of Yukon, Oklahoma have been competing and touring in North America since 1999 and help to raise money for charitable organizations, including Children's Miracle Network. Visit to learn more.