Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Hear From Our Coaches!!

Our program is starting up for this year and we had the chance to ask some of our soccer and writing coaches questions about their motivation to be a part of SCORES, as well as the role the program plays in the lives of the poet-athletes.


"Its an excellent program that keeps children motivated at school and at home! It builds leaders in our school."
-Terese Metz, Soccer Coach at Dunlap Elementary

"I got involved with SCORES because it is a solid program that promotes academic, physical, and social team skills that help mold students into more rounded citizens."
-Jonathan Ruiz, Soccer Coach at Bailey Gatzert Elementary


"My favorite parts are the team building, friendship and support of the students, and the sportsmanship showed. This is hard to develop at our school because most of our students don't have opportunities to play, interact in groups, or be a part of team events and activities"
-Katherine Berg, Writing Coach at Bailey Gatzert Elementary

"I like the Poetry Slam. The kids get really involved in the preparation and are very excited about the event."
-Jean Wylie, Writing Coach at Highland Park Elementary


"They feel good about themselves. They gain self-respect and make friends, all while practicing their writing with poetry."
-Marjorie Habbestad, Writing Coach at Highland Park Elementary

"The beauty of SCORES is that it is a powerful program that solidifies team-building, sportsmanship, social, physical, and mental skills that become the foundation of a student's hollistic health, as well as the foundation to develop the students as active and well-rounded citizens."
-Jonathan Ruiz, Soccer Coach at Bailey Gatzert

It is always great hearing from our coaches and we are thankful for their amazing dedication.

Monday, September 20, 2010


KICKS 4 KIDS was a huge success at Kells on Saturday! We raised $8,000 for SCORES and got to watch the Sounders beat up on the Columbus Crew! Thank you to all who came out and made Saturday such a success. A special thanks to Craig Walker and his committee for organizing the event, as well as Seattle Sounders' players Brad Evans, Pete Vagenas and former Sounder/Coach Dick McCormick for coming out to Kells. We already have big ideas for next year's KICKS 4 KIDS! Also, be sure to check out our other events coming up very soon!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

KICKS 4 KIDS on the Sounders Website

Today the Seattle Sounders' official website posted a news article about our upcoming event KICKS 4 KIDS. The event is this Saturday the 18th from 3pm to 7pm and will be at Kells Irish Pub and Restaurant. We will be showing the Seattle Sounders take on the Columbus Crew and also having a live auction with lots of great prizes. The hype for KICKS 4 KIDS is building, and the event will surely be a blast!

Check out the Sounders' article and get your tickets:

Sounders Official Website


Monday, September 13, 2010

Great New America SCORES PSA!

Check out the new America SCORES PSA just released by the national office:

America SCORES PSA from America SCORES on Vimeo.

The great new PSA offers even more insight to the philosophy and goal of the America SCORES program. It shows former U.S. Men's National Team Star and present ESPN Soccer Analyst John Harkes talking about his support of the program. Also, MLS veteran Mike Petke discusses the role of the SCORES program in the lives' of the children in his local community. Check it out!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

New Scarves!

The official America SCORES Seattle scarves have arrived! These fancy soccer scarves were provided by the great guys at Ruffneck Scarves and will be given to all of our poet-athletes. These scarves will also fit perfectly around the shoulders of any America SCORES Seattle supporter and will be available for purchase at SCORES events, including our KICKS 4 KIDS Event on September 18th. Keep an eye out for these awesome scarves because they will be going fast!

Check out other awesome scarves by Ruffneck Scarves at

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Seattle University Men's Soccer Tournament!

The Seattle University Men's Soccer Team are hosting a fantastic soccer tournament this weekend. The Redhawks are welcoming the University of Michigan, Gonzaga University, and University of Illinois Chicago to their fields for a round-robin style tournament. All the games sound great and this tournament will offer a great opportunity for kids to discover the exciting world of college soccer.

Tournament Game Schedule

Friday, Sept. 10th

1 pm University of Michigan v. University of Illinois Chicago
3:30 pm Seattle University v. Gonzaga University

Sunday Sept. 12th

11 am Gonzaga University v. University of Illinois Chicago
1:30 pm Seattle University v. University of Michigan

$1 tickets at the 13th Avenue entrance if you wear red!