Be a Part of

something special

There is no “I” in Team but there is a “U” in volunteer! We have the cause. You have the effect.

join our team

If you are interested in volunteering at the Rypien Foundation, please download the volunteer request form here and email it to [email protected] We are always looking for volunteers who can assist at our events (check-in/check-out at events, set up and break down) and auction procurement. Thank you for sharing your time and talent with us!

become an underwriter

Underwriters are a group of donors that give on a yearly basis to the Rypien Foundation to assist in the operations and overhead of the organization. The support of our underwriters is crucial in fulfilling our goal of 100% net event proceeds going toward our mission of providing HOPE. To learn more about how to become an underwriter call 509-747-2424.

There are many ways to be involved with the Rypien Foundation from volunteering, to participating in one of our events, to supporting our Foundation financially. We value everyone that helps us provide HOPE to children and families.” – Mark Rypien, Founder

community engagement

Mickey Steele Celebrity Golf Tournament
The Mickey Steele Celebrity Golf Tournament raises money for charities that work to improve the lives of children. The tournament is named in honor of Mark’s friend Mickey Steele, a Maryland native, sports enthusiast, and business owner, who in 2004 lost his battle to Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). His friends, family and former co-workers gather annually for the tournament to help raise dollars for children’s charities. To learn more visit:


Ride the Bases
Ride the Bases: Ride the Bases is an annual charity motorcycle ride, hosted by the Spokane Indians and Lone Wolf Harley Davidson, to benefit the Rypien Foundation. This fun, family-friendly event begins with a motorcycle “poker ride” in the morning, with riders ending their route at the Avista Stadium where they will ride their bikes on to the field and Ride the Bases. The event also features an honorary first pitch thrown out by a pediatric oncology patient. This year’s event will be held July 29, 2018. To learn more visit:

Shadle Park Men’s Basketball Alumni Game
Shadle Park High School hosts an alumni game each year to benefit the Rypien Foundation. Mark eagerly plays in this fun basketball game alongside his former high school teammates and Shadle Alumni basketball players.