MOSCOW–For the fourth year in a row, the Bull Country Community Cares Radio-A-Thon exceeded the fundraising goal of $15,000, coming in at $15,329; a cumulative, four-year total for the fundraiser is $45,419.

The fourth annual Bull Country Community Cares Radio-A-Thon was sponsored by Sam Dial Jewelers and was held at Inland Northwest Broadcasting in Moscow, home to Bull Country 99.5 (KZZL-FM).

The event was a fundraiser for the United Way of Pullman and United Way of Moscow/Latah County. Volunteers from countless beneficiary and local non-profit organizations as well as many community members and event sponsors took part in taking phone calls and pledges. Some of the notable pledges coming from local businesses included: a $5,000 pledge from Washington State Employees Credit Union (WSECU), a $1,500 (matched) donation from Waddell and Reed of Pullman, a $1,000 (matched) donation from Avista Utilities, a $1,000 (matched) donation from Michael Wysup, a $500 (matched) donation from Jess Ford of Pullman, and a $500 (matched) donation from Pepsi of Lewiston. Other businesses, including: Gritman Medical Center, Inland Cellular, Washington Trust Bank, among others also contributed.

This year’s event also hosted a live, remote broadcast from Sam Dial Jewelers on Thursday, October 15th. The event hosted special guests, Beatrice Sweitzer, Washington State University Athletics Director, Bill Moos, Washington State University Women’s Soccer Head Coach, Todd Shulenberger, members of the Washington State University Women’s soccer team, Butch T. Cougar, members of the Rolling Hills Derby Dames, among others.

2015 sponsors and contributors of the Community Cares Radio-A-Thon include: Sam Dial of Sam Dial Jewelers in Downtown Pullman, WSECU, St. John Hardware and Implement in Moscow, Meineke Car Care Center of Moscow, Latah Sanitation Inc. and Moscow Recycling, Palouse Country Candy in Pullman, and Café Moro in Pullman.