REMINDER: Sonics legend Lenny Wilkens to keynote Salvation Army fundraiser tonight

Former Seattle Supersonics player and coach, and NBA Hall of Famer, Lenny Wilkens will be the keynote speaker at the Eighth Annual Renton Salvation Army Fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. tonight at the Renton Pavilion Event Center, 233 Burnett Ave. S..

This annual event will raise funds to help meet the needs for the children, seniors and other age groups within the communities that we serve.

In addition to the keynote speech by Wilkens, the "Need Knows No Season" program will include an update on the work of the The Renton Salvation Army including real-life stories as well as vision for the future.

Renton Mayor Denis Law will emcee the event.

The term "Need Knows No Season" is simple and is used in Renton as The Salvation Army provides assistance to those who need it 365 days a year.

The Annual Dinner is expected to earn at least $100,000. This will support the increasing need in the following programs: sources of nutrition through food boxes, the Community Supper and food for the youth backpack program; After School Program; music programs; rent/utility assistance; summer camp for youth and more.

Sponsorships of the Annual Dinner 2013 are currently available at various financial levels.

If interested, please contact Captain Chris Aird via email: Individual tickets are currently available to the public at $50 per person.

There will also be an opportunity during the evening to provide a financial donation to be made to The Renton Salvation Army.

If you would like to purchase tickets or make a donation for the Need Knows No Season Annual Benefit, please call 425-255-5974 to make a credit card donation over the phone.

You can also visit The Salvation Army at 720 S. Tobin in Renton to purchase tickets or if you would prefer to give a cash or check donation, you may mail to PO Box 977, Renton, WA, 98057 and designate that you would like your donation to go to the NKNS benefit.

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