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All proceeds from Salish to Salish 10K benefit Skookum Kids


BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON—Salish Wealth Management will host its first 10K race on Saturday, Oct. 13 and all the proceeds will benefit local foster care nonprofit Skookum Kids. The race is funded by Salish Wealth Management founder, Scott Hume and sponsors include Haggens, Barkley Village, Moloney Securities and The Cornwall Team at Bellwether Real Estate.

“This event is culmination of years of planning” says Scott Hume of Salish Wealth Management.  “We chose Skookum Kids because they fulfill all of the things we find important—fiscal responsibility, love for kids and meeting real needs in our community.

The race starts at Salish Wealth Management in Barkley Village at 10 a.m. and ends at Squalicum Harbor. It’s a flat course and chip-timed. All ages and speeds are invited to participate. A buffet breakfast by Haggens and a Salish to Salish T-shirt is included with the $15 registration fee.

“Scott Hume at Salish Wealth Management has been a pillar of philanthropy and community development in Bellingham for many years,” Ray Deck III, Skookum Kids’ founding director, said. “This event is just one more example of what happens when generosity and creativity live inside the same person. Skookum Kids is honored to be part of the inaugural running of the Salish to Salish 10k.”

Skookum Kids was founded in 2014 by Ray Deck III in Bellingham, Washington. It exists to repair the foster care system by eliminating the pain points that make life unnecessarily difficult for foster parents and social workers. It is staffed by 12 full-time, eight part-time employees and over 130 volunteers. For more information, visit their website at

Laura Ann PoehnerComment