Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Shooting Stars at Starfire

Starfire Sports is pleased to announce their 5th annual FREE 3v3 Shooting Stars community soccer jamboree to be held on Wednesday, August 10th from 10am-3pm for all kids ages 6-18 years old.

Get your friends together for this non-competitive community building soccer event.
NO soccer experience necessary.

Register by August 4th for this fun filled day.

This is a FREE event for kids 6-18 years old. All skill levels are welcome and you can register as an individual or a team. There are 3 games guaranteed.

For more information, visit www.starfiresports.com

Monday, July 25, 2011

SCORES Cup Recap!

The SCORES Cup was a huge success this weekend! The weather was perfect for soccer and the teams left it all on the pitch. After the dust settled, Microsoft & UPS made the finals in our Men's Bracket and Golazo FC & Costco made the finals in our Coed Bracket. The finals will be played at Century Link Field on August 13th & 27th, respectively, and are open to the public.

All in all, the SCORES Cup raised a great deal of money for Seattle's underserved youth. Thank you to the following corporations and in-kind sponsors who made this event such an overwhelming success:

Georgetown Brewing
Golazo Energy
Mad Pizza
Puget Sound Energy
Russell Investments

Sounders FC

Full results and tournament information can be found at: http://www.seattlescorescup.com/

Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday Poem of the Week!

Today's Friday Poem of the Week is titled "Who We Are" by Dunlap Elementary Girls Team. Way to go Dunlap Girls!

Who We Are
by: Dunlap Elementary Girls Team

We are awesome soccer players,
We always stick together
We try not to give up we don’t have to worry
Because we have each other
And we always get along
We are kind and never mean
We do the right thing
By helping our community
We are determined to be your everyday heroes
When we do poems we like to rhyme
And when we play soccer
We have a good time!

What we want is compassion between each other
Smiling kids having fun
Enough equipment for everyone
Respect is all we need
Together is how we can succeed
Peace and love is what we will receive

We promote positive social interaction
Teaching games, while having fun
Making sure there’s something for everyone
Finding things we have in common
Doing good things
To help each other get along

Monday, July 18, 2011

America SCORES staff selected as candidates for MLS Award

Congratulations to America SCORES New York Program Manager Rob Uvanovic and America SCORES Bay Area volunteer Stuart Berman for being selected as candidates for the 2011 MLS W.O.R.K.S./The Home Depot Community MVP Award. Representing the New York Red Bulls and the San Jose Earthquakes respectively, Rob and Stuart demonstrate exemplary leadership and dedication. You can vote now through July 22 after 'liking' the MLS Facebook page. The person who receives the most votes will win $10,000 for America SCORES New York and $5,000 for America SCORES Bay Area respectively and great publicity for the whole network through half-time recognition at the MLS All-Star game on July 27th!

Click here to vote.

"Other Voices, Other Rooms" released tomorrow!

The ASCAP Songwriter Residency at America SCORES hosted Philadelphia-based band The Great Unknown at 5 America SCORES cities. Together, America SCORES poet-athletes and The Great Unknown created original songs which can be heard on the new EP Other Voices, Other Rooms available for download starting tomorrow!

Each stop of the band's Fall 2010 tour included three days of collaborative songwriting and recording between students and the band. The band worked with students from elementary and middle schools in Washington DC, Cleveland, Milwaukee, New York City and Boston. Five of the resulting original songs appear on the EP, which features lyrics written entirely by America SCORES poet-athletes.

The EP will be available for download starting tomorrow on The Great Unknown's website. While the download is availabe at a name-your-own-price amount, all proceeds will go toward the ASCAP Songwriter Residency at America SCORES!

This first commercial release from the ASCAP @ America SCORES program is also being streamed online in its entirety all this week thanks to Spinner/AOL.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Friday Poem of the Week!

Today's Friday Poem of the Week is titled "Gardening" by Linda P. of Bailey Gatzert Elementary. Happy 4th of July weekend!

By Linda P. of Bailey Gatzert Elementary

We are gardeners,
Planting and pulling
And cutting and pruning
We see our plants growing in the sunlight
And Mother Nature hugging us in her arms.
We touch beautiful flowers and soil so soft.
We smell the fragrance of lavender and fresh air.
We hear the wind whistling in our ears
And all the grunting and groaning and moaning of effort
As we plant our garden.
We taste our hard work
And all the things that we planted together.