Thursday, September 12, 2013
Hello, my name is Sarah Peppers,
and I pleased to be joining the Seattle SCORES team!
I am working as Coach Across America Member through the AmeriCorps
Corporation for National and Community Service.
I would have been interested in any program combining youth, sports and service learning, but when I saw the Seattle SCORES position listing, that the sport was soccer, and they incorporated poetry into the program, I fell, with my ten years of soccer and my B.A. in Literature, head over heels!
I am excited to be joining the America SCORES Seattle team because I love what the program is about. I love reading the students’ poetry. I have been blown away and touched by their creativity, depth, vision and general fun in their writing. The number of mentions, for that matter all out odes, to sportsmanship, being a good teammate and the value of play over winning or losing has also made quite an impression. The Poetry Slam I have been excited about, telling my friends how cool I think it is that SCORES (the kids and the program) put on such a cool event and how impressed I am that the students put themselves out there! I really value community and am eager to get involved in our schools and neighborhoods!
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
What a great way to start off the new school year with such amazing news! Daniel’s Broiler-Lake Union invited guests to mix and mingle with Seattle Sounders FC head coach Sigi Schmid as part of their Celebrity Grilling Series. 50% of that night's sales were donated to America SCORES Seattle. And we just heard... it raised $1,500!
We are so grateful for the support of the Seattle Sounders FC, Daniel's Broiler (Schwartz Brothers) and supporters like you.
Weren't able to attend the event? You can still help us continue to serve at-risk youth in Seattle this Fall Season. To donate online today: click here