Wenatchee Valley College to honor Darrell Dickeson and Sandy Cooprider at AppleSox games in June

May 27, 2022

Media Contact:
Rachel Evey, foundation executive director, 509-682-6415
Libby Siebens, community relations executive director, 509-682-6436 (Mon.-Thurs.)

Wenatchee Valley College Foundation is hosting two special community events with the Wenatchee AppleSox June 7 and 8. WVC Knight at the AppleSox is June 7 and the Cooprider Sports Fields Complex dedication night is June 8.

At the June 7 Knight at the AppleSox, free tickets are available for alumni, WVC employees and students. The 2022 Distinguished Alumni award winner, Darrell Dickeson, will be honored at the game and throw the first pitch. Dickeson graduated from WVC in 1968 and has been an active member of the Wenatchee Valley community since returning to the area in 2012.

To reserve tickets, contact the WVC Foundation at foundation@wvc.edu. Tickets are first come, first served.

At the Wednesday, June 8, Sandy Cooprider appreciation Night at the AppleSox, a dedication ceremony will take place at 6:15 p.m. Cooprider, WVC athletic director from 1986 to 2000, will throw the first pitch. Cooprider’s tireless effort during his 44-year tenure helped transform WVC’s sports facilities through partnerships with local businesses. Tickets for the June 8 game are $15 and are available at the gate.

For both games, gates will open at 6 p.m. and the first pitch will be thrown at 6:35 p.m. The WVC Foundation will also be collecting nonperishable donations for the Knights Kupboard, WVC’s food pantry for students in need. Food items needed for the pantry include nonperishable microwavable food, cereal, cereal bars, cooking oil, jams and peanut butter. Non-food items needed include hand soap, laundry soap, shampoo, conditioner, body wash and cleaning supplies.


The WVC Foundation was incorporated in 1971. The foundation’s mission is to provide equitable access to education and invest in student success through philanthropy. For information on how to make a gift to the foundation, establish a scholarship or include the WVC Foundation in your estate plans, contact (509) 682-6410. Visit the WVC Foundation website at http://www.wvc.edu/foundation.

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The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and Title IX compliance for both the Wenatchee and Omak campuses:

  • To report discrimination or harassment: Title IX Coordinator, Wenatchi Hall 2322M, (509) 682-6445, title9@wvc.edu.
  • To request disability accommodations: Student Access Coordinator, Wenatchi Hall 2133, (509) 682-6854, TTY/TTD: dial 711, sas@wvc.edu.