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.

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