Honoring Spokane's Don Kardong

Friday, March 6, 2020

(as reported in Senator Andy Billig's e-news)


One of my favorite Spokane traditions is Bloomsday. It is such a healthy and community-centered occasion, and I am always amazed how Spokane comes together for this nationally recognized event. Earlier this week, I was glad to sponsor a resolution in the Senate to honor the founder of Bloomsday, Don Kardong.

Don is an Olympic medalist who founded Bloomsday in 1977, a race that has become one of Spokane’s signature sporting events that bring together participants of all ages, levels, and abilities. Don’s passion for running and willingness to share it with others have inspired countless people in Spokane and beyond to live healthier lives and discover their own love of running.