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The Emmaus Center is a private, non-profit agency serving the mid-Columbia region. The center is chartered in the State of Washington and has 501(c)3 tax exempt status with the IRS.




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Nationally Known Parenting Expert Coming May 16

Mac Bledsoe, father of NFL quarterback Drew Bledsoe and a nationally recognized speaker and author on parenting, will appear at the Toyota Center in the Tri-Cities on May 16.  This Family First 2006 event will feature Mac’s presentation titled “Parenting with Dignity”, connecting to the Bledsoe family’s highly successful Parenting with Dignity program.

Mac Bledsoe’s appearance is being presented by the Emmaus Center, a local counseling agency for area families in need of emotional, mental and spiritual support. Kadlec Medical Center is also sponsoring the event in conjunction with its annual Safe Kids Saturday.

Mac Bledsoe is president of the Drew Bledsoe Foundation, established by the Dallas Cowboys quarterback, to confront issues challenging today’s young people. Mac is very familiar with the Tri-Cities area, having grown up in Ellensburg, and worked as a teacher and coach in Benton City, Walla Walla and Yakima. For the past 19 years, Mac has traveled the country with his wife Barbara delivering a message to encourage parents to empower their children to make good decisions in life. Mac’s entertaining and plain-spoken style have brought huge crowds across the country to hear his insightful talks.

Mac’s presentation will take place May 16, 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Toyota Center. Tickets are $8.00 each and can be purchased through TicketsWest or at the Toyota Center Ticket Office. Discount available for groups of 10 or more.


For more information:

Mike Patterson
The Emmaus Center
(509) 946-1430

Jim Hall
Kadlec Medical Center
(509) 942-2814

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