Monday, June 14, 2010

2010 Auction: An Inspirational Event

The SCORES 2010 Auction was a resounding success! We had a strong turnout with some longtime SCORES friends and new guests joining us for the first time. This mix of people meant a room full of passionate supporters who helped on Friday, and will in the future.

The night featured some famous guests like Boston Celtics basketball legend, Bill Russell; and Sounders FC heroes like Brad Evans, Roger Levesque and, SCORES Seattle's board member, Taylor Graham. These wonderful SCORES supporters all donated items and their time in an effort to help our students. Your efforts are appreciated and will be remembered.

In addition to the wonderful guests, the night featured a moving speech about the affects our program has on each and every student from one of our principals, and board member, Carmella Dellino from Roxhill Elementary. She spoke about the challenges each student faces in their daily lives, and how SCORES is an escape for many; she spoke about the confidence each student earned from participating in the soccer, writing poetry and helping others. The crowd stood up in applause as she finished.

After the speech is when people gave most generously. They weren't bidding on items, they weren't thinking about the food, or dessert to come. They were just donating any amount they could. As a first time SCORES auction attendee, it was inspirational to watch. It showed the supporters in the room were there because they believed in SCORES and our mission.

We want to send a huge thank you to everyone who generously bid on all of our great items that were donated from individuals and businesses who cared enough to help SCORES continue our program, and ensure future successes for our poet-athletes.

Also, thank you to the auction sponsors: Ruffneck Scarves, who donated the beautiful official 2010 auction scarves; Small Lot Co-op, for the evenings delicious wine; K & H printing, for all of the printed materials we needed to make the night possible; the Sounders FC, for all of the wonderful items and support! Thanks everyone.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

SCORES Auction is TONIGHT!!!

Here is a reminder about the details for the Auction:

7th Annual SCORES Auction & Gala
A World Cup Night to Unite for Children

Where: Qwest Field's FSN Lounge
When: (Tomorrow) Friday June 11th
6 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres & Silent Auction
7:30 p.m. Dinner & Live Auction

What to Wear: Cocktail Attire
Where to Park: Complimentary Parking in the Qwest Event Center Parking Garage

The Parking Garage is on the south side of Qwest Field on the north side of Royal Bourgham Way, directly across from Safeco Field. Royal Bourgham Way can be accessed from with 4th Ave. S., or 1st Ave. S.

There will be parking attendants on duty to help direct guests to the correct floor to park on, as well as into the FSN Lounge. Please make sure when your guests arrive that they inform the attendant they are there for the SCORES Auction & Gala.

Walking Directions:
If a guest is planning on walking, or is going to be entering Qwest Field on foot, they should proceed to the parking garage entrance on the north side of Royal Bourgham Way. There is an elevator next to the car entrance. Take the elevator to the 5th Floor. Then walk straight across the parking garage to the Club Entrance. This will lead directly into the FSN Lounge.

Below is a map of the area with directions coming from I-90 headed west: (click on "view larger map" for specific directions)

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Below is a map of the area with directions coming from I-5 headed south: (click on "view larger map" for specific directions)

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Below is a map of the area with directions coming from I-5 headed north: (click on "view larger map" for specific directions)

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Monday, June 7, 2010

Sounders FC Guest Bartender Night

Tonight is the night Sounders & SCORES Fans!!

Scores will be the beneficiary of the Sounders FC Guest Bartender Night at Post tonight. This fun event will feature Sounders FC players off the pitch and behind the bar, all to support SCORES.

Sounders favorites like Nate Jaqua, Roger Levesque and Taylor Graham will be mixing drinks for anyone who visits Post in Pike Place Alley. There will also be a prize drawing with great gifts donated from Kell’s Irish Restaurant & Pub, Post and the Seattle Sounders FC. All proceeds will benefit SCORES.

“America SCORES is very happy to be teaming up with Post and the Seattle Sounders FC for our first ever Sounders FC Guest Bartender Night,” said America SCORES Seattle board member and event organizer Craig Walker. “We anticipate a very fun and exciting evening with lots of great prize drawing items to be won. Also, remember to tip big because all proceeds will be donated to help SCORES programs. You can look forward to having your favorite cocktail made by a Sounder.”

So after work tonight, make sure and get to

The Sounders FC Guest Bartender Night

from 6 to 9 p.m. at Post in Pike Place Market, Seattle.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The SCORES 2010 Auction & Gala Catalog has Arrived

The 2010 SCORES Auction & Gala, a World Cup themed evening at Qwest Field's FSN Lounge, is almost here. So, to get our supporters excited about the upcoming festivities, and being prepared for the evening, here is the Auction catalog (click on the image above).

The catalog features all of the items procured, so far, that are going to be auctioned off during the World Cup Night to Unite for Children. There will additions to the auction catalog that we'll announce the night of the Auction, or on our Facebook page, Twitter, or here on the blog.

Also, there are tickets still remaining! So, if you want a chance to bid on any of items listed, or a festive evening at Qwest Field supporting SCORES, please just click on the link in the upper right corner of the blog homepage.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Dunalp Students Attend Make a Difference Summit

A few of our SCORES students from Dunlap Elementary will be attending the Make a Difference Summit at the KCTS Seattle Center Studio. The students will be giving a 10 minute presentation about their community service projects that they completed during the SCORES season.

The Dunlap boys held a recyclable electronics drive in their school. They collected all kinds of electronics ranging from cell phones to VHS players to other electronics item people may normally just throw away. After they collected all the items they dropped them off at 3R Technology in Seattle. From the 3R Technology they will be headed to the KCTS Seattle Center Studio to give their presentation.

Below is a video of the SCORES students answering questions from fellow community volunteers about their project.

The event is being hosted by IslandWood, an outdoor learning center on Bainbridge Island.