Featured Stories

Other Pamplin Media Group sites


Coffee Creek staff take Ice Bucket Challenge

Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTOS - Coffee Creek Correctional Facility Superintendent Heidi Steward takes the Ice Bucket Challenge on Aug. 8 outside the minimum security wing of Oregons only womens prison in Wilsonville. Staff members at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility are undertaking the popular ice bucket challenge that has swept the country.

Intended to raise public awareness and money for researching a cure for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, the ice bucket challenge is spearheaded by the ALS Association.

Barely a month old, the challenge started gathering momentum at the beginning of August and has since spread internationally.

At Coffee Creek, staff members have been getting in on the fun since Aug. 8, when the first quartet underwent dousing with buckets of ice water. That group included Coffee Creek Superintendent Heidi Steward, who was the one to initiate the challenge to other staff members. Only, instead of an ALS charity, prison staffers chose to donate to the Officer Down Memorial Page, a fundraising website (odmp.org) for the families of law enforcement officers who are killed in the line of duty.

“It was an honor to participate in an event such as this, to extend support and assistance to the families of fallen officers,” Steward said.

She was joined Aug. 8 by prison Health Services Manager Dave Brown, Lifeskills coordinator Amanda Mooney and Assistant Superintendent of Security Dennis Caswell.

Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Coffee Creek Correctional Facility employee Amanda Mooney undergoes the Ice Bucket Challenge Aug. 8 outside the prisons minimum security wing.

Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Coffee Creek Correctional Facility Assistant Superintendent of Security Dennis Caswell undergoes the Ice Bucket Challenge Aug. 8 outside the prisons minimum security wing while Amanda Mooney watches nervously.

Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Coffee Creek Correctional Facility employee Dave Brown takes the Ice Bucket Challenge at the hands of fellow employees Aug. 8 outside the prisons minimum security wing.



Local Weather

Light Rain

52°F

Wilsonville

Light Rain

Humidity: 97%

Wind: 7 mph

  • 24 Oct 2014

    Showers 56°F 48°F

  • 25 Oct 2014

    Showers 62°F 47°F