Gleason Fest is an annual grassroots, indie music festival in Spokane, WA benefitting Team Gleason. All proceeds of Gleason Fest will provide life-improving technology and services to those afflicted with ALS and create global awareness for the disease.
Team Gleason is inspired by Spokane native, Steve Gleason. He attended Gonzaga Preparatory School, where he was a standout football player, earning consecutive Greater Spokane League (GSL) Defensive MVP awards and inducted into the Gonzaga Prep Hall of Fame. Steve played college football at Washington State and was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. After graduating, he was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2000. He was released by the team after the preseason and was signed to the New Orleans Saints.
On September 25, 2006, Steve was responsible for one of the most dramatic moments in Saints history. He blocked a punt in the first quarter against the Atlanta Falcons, which was recovered in the Falcons’ end zone for a touchdown. It was the opening score in the Saints’ first home game in nearly 21 months, during which time Hurricane Katrina had devastated the city.
Steve retired from the NFL after eight seasons with the New Orleans Saints. He went on to attend Tulane University and earned his Master of Business Administration degree.
In January 2011, Steve was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Steve and his foundation are deeply committed to helping people with ALS live productive, inspired lives by providing access to life-affirming events and assistive technology until a cure is found.
We are out to rally with Steve and continue to support his mission to provide individuals with ALS leading edge technology, raise public awareness and find a cure. To do that we need your help! Please review the options below and contribute through the
Gleason Fest First Giving site.
15 Tickets to the event
15 custom Gleason Fest T-Shirts with your company’s logo on the back
15 Platinum laminates
Company recognition and thank you from the on-stage emcee at the event
10 Tickets to the event
10 custom Gleason Fest T-Shirts with your company’s logo on the back
4 tickets to the event
4 custom Gleason Fest T-Shirts with your family’s name or business logo on the back
Can’t make the event or simply feel inspired to donate? We welcome any level of donation small or large. 100% of all donations go directly to The Gleason Initiative Foundation.