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KHQ BLOG: Locals Sign Good Luck Ball For Gonzaga Women!

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KHQ BLOG FROM JENNIFER>>> What a morning!! So as I walk in the door at 3:30 this morning, I'm told my assignment is to go around town having people sign a basketball for the Gonzaga Women's basketball team. What a cool assignment! Normally we are reporting from structure fires or telling you about a recent study that shows that sleeping is good for you (duh! did they need a study for that...) so this was a (welcome!) and exciting surprise...and a challenge. Who is up at 4:30AM? Well I was pleasantly surprised! Our first stop, Fire Station 13 on the North Side of town. The guys there were SO cool. They stayed up for an extra half hour (after we stalked them at a fire call) to be the first to sign our "KHQ/SWX Good Luck Gonzaga Women" ball... And share a cup of coffee.... and can I say firefighters know how to make a STRONG cup of coffee!

Then we were off without a plan as to where we would go, who we would see and WHERE we were going to find people to sign our basketball. Where is the obvious place to be at 6AM.... FRANKS DINER! We stopped by and Lead Cook James and early morning waitress Gage were serving up the Hash browns (my mouth was WATERING!) and the coffee (if your counting... At this point this was cup of coffee #2) They were so accommodating. They signed the ball along with two girls sitting down for breakfast and a couple headed to the airport.

Next live hit? Off to a coffee stand... Java hut on Division and Pacific to be exact.... (you guessed it... Cup of coffee #3- The Caramel Kiss is TO DIE FOR!) Barista Amanda and Jill were AWESOME! Plus the "regulars were so excited for the Gonzaga Women. Vallerie stops by every day to get coffee and said she was crying when she watched Courtney Vandersloot break the record the other night.... I think we are all impressed when that happened!  

All in all it was a huge success this morning! SO many people kicked off the morning signing our basketball... With many many more signatures to come! As a former basketball player it's so cool to see the community come together for the Women's Basketball Team....plus they are so fun to watch..why wouldn't you want to show your support! They definitely deserve all the good luck that is about to come there way!

The Women take on Louisville at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday at 6PM, or you can catch the game on ESPN, ESPN3.com Radio or  101.1 FM

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