Wednesday, July 28, 2010

SCORES New York Makes CBS

Our Affiliate in New York was recently featured on the CBS Morning News. Here's the clip of some of the New York staff and students, along with our National CEO Norma Barquet. She is quoted as calling, "Soccer is like poetry in motion." This is a concise summary of why soccer and poetry go together so well.

Along with the news segment, one of the National board members, John Harkes, an ESPN soccer analyst, wrote a piece for the Wall Street Journal. The piece is an interesting analysis of soccer in the U.S.

Monday, July 26, 2010

SCORES Cup Going Great

The competition was fierce this weekend. The teams from, Boeing, Expedia, Microsoft, Puget Sound Energy, Starbucks, Soccer West, Sounders FC, Warner Bros., and UPS, were out of the pitch showing why soccer is a fun game for everyone, no matter the skill level or age. They also showed the beauty of soccer when a team of individuals fluidly move the ball from one end of the field to the other.

It was a great weekend in the sun for everyone at Starfire Sports Complex. Everyone at SCORES appreciates being the beneficiary of the tournament and the great sports all the players have been. They're great examples for all of the 192 SCORES poet-athletes!

At the end of Sunday the teams headed for the XBOX Pitch at Qwest field are:

Men's Division
Starbucks v. Microsoft
Coed Division
Sounders Rave Green v. Microsoft

Players were honored on Sunday with the Golden Boot and Outstanding Keeper awards

The Golden Boot and Outstanding Keeper

Men's Division:
Jeff Hallenbeck of Starbucks won the Golden Boot, he scored 9 goals over the weekend!
Chris Rouland of Microsoft took home the Outstanding Keeper Award, he only allowed 1 goal!

Coed Division:
Edwin Heslinga of Microsoft brought the Golden Boot home, he scored 6 goals in 3 games!
Rick Prologo of Microsoft left with the Outstanding Keeper, allowing only 2 goals!

Good luck to everyone in the finals and we'll see you at QWEST.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Corporate Cup Begins Tonight

SCORES is buzzing today as the Sounders FC Corporate Cup is about to begin!

All the players from the teams are going to begin tournament with a party tonight at Amber in Belltown. There are going to some great prizes to bid on, all donated from teams in the tournament. There will be a few Sounders mingling and giving tactical advice.

So be there, get to know your Seattle Sounders, your corporate soccer players and help SCORES!

Then tomorrow the games begin. In a marquis match-up, United Parcel Service will clash with Expedia on Saturday, July 24th at 4:30PM. Team UPS, outfitted in brown soccer uniforms, will arrive at the field in a customized delivery van at 3:30PM where they’ll be greeted by Team Expedia toting their trademark, yellow-branded suitcases. The group will pose for photos and video from 3:30-4:00PM at the entrance to the Sounders Training Grounds.

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Paragon was a HIT!!

Thanks to everyone who made it over to Paragon last night! Everyone had a great time watching Taylor Graham carefully pour the beers, with his teammates Roger Levesque, Nate Jaqua, Pat Noonan, Mike Fucito, and James Riley. Thanks all of you, every time you sub-in behind the bar, a SCORES elementary student gets to keep playing soccer!

The Sounders attracted the guests who collectively donated almost $900 to Seattle's youth getting soccer and writing coaching for more seasons to come!!

In addition to the Sounders behind the bar, we had great prize drawing items ranging from autographed memorabilia to bottles of wine to restaurant gift certificates. It great to see some SCORES supporters walk home with these.

We also have to give a big shout out to Paragon for hosting the shindig, getting Budweiser to make some posters and provide Sounders FC pint glasses. Thanks!

Also, thanks to Flavor of Seattle who keep coming to our events and donating a portion of their gift card sales to SCORES. Keep it guys, we appreciate it.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Corporate Cup Right Around the Corner

The Sounders FC Corporate Cup is a soccer event bringing together many Northwest corporations for soccer and networking, all the while raising money for America SCORES Seattle.

So far, the 2010 Cup has attracted the likes of Expedia,, Microsoft, Starbucks, Puget Sound Energy, Sounders Corporate, UPS, and Boeing just announced they are joining up too. All these corporations are going to have at least one team in the cup.

"The first annual Sounders Corporate Cup is going to be an amazing event," said Chad Mack, the event organizer. "When players don their corporate jerseys they experience a great sense of pride in their companies, and to play the beautiful game to support a great charity like America SCORES Seattle makes it just all that much sweeter."

Chad's day-job is as a communications manager for Microsoft and he also runs a small public relations agency, Mack Marketing.

Chad has organized events like in the past, most recently he put together the 2009 Puget Sound Corporate Soccer Challenge, an event that helped raise over $14,000 for the Ronald McDonald House.

The tournament will consist of a men's division and a coed division competing to show which company will be number one on the pitch. The 2010 champions will be able to watch the Sounders game from a luxury suite the same night!

Everyone at the SCORES office is excited to attend the pre-tournament bash on July 23rd at Amber in Belltown and the chance to step onto XBOX pitch. There is going to be live music, Sounders players, a silent auction, and

The preliminary Cup matches begin July 24th and 25th, at the Sounders FC's training facility, Starfire Sports Complex. The championship matches will be on Aug. 8th on the XBOX Pitch.

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