Monday, March 25, 2013

A Night of Down Under Fun II

This Friday join us for the 2nd Annual Night of Down Under Fun to benefit America SCORES Seattle at the Kangaroo and Kiwi Pub (in Ballard).

We'll celebrate with Australian Food, Drinks, Games and Door Prizes Galore on Friday March 29th at 7 pm.

The event costs $30 (at the door or in advance) which includes 1 Australian drink (beer, wine or soft drink), Aussie snacks including Vegemite sandwiches, a lucky number for more than a dozen door prizes, and a ticket in The Race That Stops a Nation.

All proceeds benefit the amazing poet-athletes of America SCORES Seattle! Come out for a Night of Down Under Fun, all while making a difference in the lives of under-served youth in Seattle Public Schools.

To buy tickets in advance, visit our donation page and specify Down Under event:  

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

SCORES at Family Day: Kick it Forward

America SCORES Seattle has been invited to participate in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center's next family event, “Family Day: Kick it Forward,” on Saturday, March 23 from 10 am – 3 pm. 

This free event will bring together the soccer-centric culture of the Puget Sound with the globally shared passion of futb├│l – a sport that inspires civic engagement locally and globally. In addition to touring the interactive exhibits at the Visitor Center, you’ll have the chance to participate in hands-on activities such as making soccer balls from recycled materials, hearing how professional soccer players have been inspired to give back and listening to stories about how playing soccer brings joy to kids around the world. Visitors will also have the opportunity to experience a pickup game of soccer on a temporary field just outside the Visitor Center. 

America SCORES Seattle's 2013 National Poetry Slam representatives will be performing their original poetry before heading off to New York City to represent Seattle at the Slam.  Their performance will be at 2 pm.

The Visitor Center is located East of Seattle Center at 440 Fifth Ave North
To learn more and to RSVP, visit the Facebook event page:
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Friday, March 8, 2013

Happy International Women's Day!

50% of participants in the America SCORES program are girls.  In Seattle, that means nearly 150 girls this school year are learning commitment, leadership, sportsmanship and teamwork through soccer, poetry and community service.  To those girls, and the countless others who have participated in Seattle SCORES over the last 10 years, Happy International Women’s Day.  We know you’ll grow up to change the world for the better.  

Here are some recent photos of our Junior SCORES girls in action! You girls rock!

Friday, March 1, 2013

March is National Nutrition Month!

March is National Nutrition Month!!®

In honor of National Nutrition Month®, our Junior SCORES program has been working on "Delicious Descriptions." Our poet-athletes have been discussing the importance of nutrition and have been learning how to use adjectives to create  poems about their favorite vegetable or fruit! The objective of Delicious Descriptions is to encourage our poet-athletes to think about and examine what healthy choices they need to make in order to grow up healthy and strong. All of our poet-athletes have done a wonderful job writing and sharing their Delicious Descriptions!

This year, National Nutrition Month's® theme is "Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day", which highlights that building a personalized eating plan is key to improved health!