TDS to sponsor first pitch featuring ParaSport Spokane

Ahead of their participation in Hoopfest 2022, members of ParaSport Spokane will throw out the first pitch at an upcoming Spokane Indians baseball game sponsored by TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®).

ParaSport Spokane provides training, recreational, and competitive opportunities for youth and adults with physical disabilities. To celebrate ParaSport Spokane’s tremendous positive impact in the community, TDS invited group members to throw out the first pitch before the Indians game scheduled for 6:35 p.m. Thursday, June 23, against the Everett AquaSox.

Athletes throwing the first pitch include Jack Coy, 11; Rhett Owens, 15; Brycen Phillips, 13; and Aiden Youngblood, 13. They are members of wheelchair basketball teams competing in Hoopfest June 25-26 in Downtown Spokane. Any media interested in story opportunities should contact Mark Schaaf at

“We just love how active Spokane is and the many amazing community sporting partners we have,” said David Greig, Development Director for ParaSport Spokane. “Hoopfest has always been an awesome opportunity to showcase wheelchair basketball and the athleticism of our member athletes. As awareness of what we do at ParaSport Spokane grows, great supporters like TDS and the Spokane Indians are helping us to meet our mission of utilizing Sport as a Catalyst for Life.

ParaSport team members participate in a wide range of sports and activities including wheelchair basketball, track and field, sled hockey, swimming, road racing, and more. ParaSport Spokane has competed in Hoopfest, the world’s largest 3-on-3 outdoor basketball tournament, for more than 20 years.

“We’re proud to highlight ParaSport Spokane and the incredible impact the organization has made, both for people with physical disabilities and the greater Spokane community,” said Luke Hoene, TDS associate manager of field marketing in Spokane. “Helping the communities we serve is an essential part of TDS’ mission, and we’re excited to again partner with the Spokane Indians to highlight the very best in our community.”

As a sponsor of Spokane Indians baseball, TDS has the opportunity to select individuals to throw out the first pitch before a game. Last year, TDS highlighted Purple Heart recipient and Spokane native Seth Bendewald.

TDS is a leading provider of high-speed internet and is developing fiber networks throughout Spokane. For more information and to register for service, visit

Media Contact: Mark Schaaf | Associate Manager - Communications | TDS Telecom | 414-326-3588 |  

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to a mix of small to mid-sized urban, suburban and rural communities throughout the U.S. With 1.2 million connections, TDS is a rapidly growing technology company. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, TDS delivers up to 8 Gigabit internet speeds and offers internet-protocol based TV entertainment solutions along with traditional phone services. TDS also offers businesses VoIP advanced communications solutions, dedicated internet service, data networking, and hosted-managed services. Visit

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs 3,400 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS]. Founded in 1969, Telephone and Data Systems provides wireless, broadband, video and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately 6 million connections nationwide through its businesses: UScellular, TDS Telecom, and OneNeck IT Solutions. Visit

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