People First help with Rubber Duck Regatta

Keeping their pledge to focus more on community service projects this year, People First was present at the first annual Rubber Duck Regatta in Lawrence Park on August 28th. The event was a fundraiser to help raise money for the local food bank and featured a children’s game area where our folks ran the games. These varied from bean bag … Continue Reading →

People First receive “Inspiration” award for their Flathead Gives Booth

It was May 4th and 5th of this year that visitors to the Gateway Community Center were treated to a Star Wars theme as multiple booths displayed Wookies and Death Stars during the event. People First were no exception as they produced several Star Wars artistic panels to line a table that also displayed video of their recent activities. It … Continue Reading →

Thank You Big Wheels Sponsors and Donors!

This year’s Big Wheels Basketball tournament on April 29th in the Glacier High School gym was an incredible 11 hours of competition. We’ve already heard back from several businesses and individuals in the community that would like to participate next year and keep this wonderful local tradition alive after 31 years. We couldn’t have pulled it off without the help … Continue Reading →

May the 4th Be with You!

This year’s Flathead Gives event will be held at the Gateway Community Center from 6:00 p.m. on May 4th to 6:00 p.m. on May 5th. The People First group will be decorating the Special Friends table in the Star Wars theme, and we hope our support group will stop in to say hello or make a donation online at … Continue Reading →

Big Wheels Tournament Powerful Community Tradition

After completing 11 hours of competition, the 31st Big Wheels Basketball Tournament crowned the “Mad Dogs” team as champions from the 12 teams who entered. Everyone had a great time and Special Friends greatly appreciates the support of volunteers and local organizations. Several groups expressed an interest in playing next year, so we look forward to continuing this athletic tradition. … Continue Reading →

People First Prepare for Big Wheels Tournament

People First member Wade learns the ropes for wheelchair basketball (pictured) during the second practice session this past Sunday at Edgerton Elementary. The bracket style tournament will be Saturday, April 29, 2017 starting at 8:00 a.m. until the championship game at 7:00 p.m. The public is welcome for free with a donation suggested and a food truck will be on … Continue Reading →

Big Wheels Practice Sees Large Turn Out!

As 1:00 p.m. rolled around on Saturday, April 6th at Helena Flats School, some 30 wheelchairs hit the gymnasium court to start practice for the April 29th tournament. The SFA is very excited to have first time timers representing Glacier and Whitefish High Schools along with our regular teams including the Kalispell Police and Fire Departments. People First will also … Continue Reading →

People First Table at Flowers by Hansen

Ken and Cathy showed up for the special monthly Flowers by Hansen non-profit and local organization tabling in downtown Kalispell on Friday (pictured). Local artists, authors, and shop owners met with local citizens to discuss their projects and missions. Mike and Kim had some great discussions with a variety of folks who dropped by for the event. Everyone looks forward … Continue Reading →

Fun Time at the Basket “Ball”

It was almost a full house by 7:30 p.m. when Sonny King started up the music and people perused the silent auction items for bidding. People First were represented in force as they took to the floor later in the evening for two-on-two basketball in preparation for the Big Wheels tournament on April 29th at GHS. Beth (pictured) goes for … Continue Reading →

Basket “Ball” on Friday, March 24th

The first part of the two part fundraiser for the Special Friends Advocacy team will be the Basket “Ball” on March 24th at the Kalispell Elks Lounge from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. There will be live music with Sunny King and a variety of silent auction baskets on which people may bid. Please come and join us then prepare … Continue Reading →