Friday, August 24, 2012

The Great America SCORES Soccer Dribble!

The Seattle Super Soccer Dribble joins 
The Great America SCORES Soccer Dribble
An Official Guinness World Records attempt 
for the most people dribbling a soccer ball simultaneously

America SCORES Seattle is excited to announce the Seattle Super Soccer Dribble is joining forces with ten other America SCORES cities in The Great America SCORES Soccer Dribble - a national team effort to break the Guinness World Record for the most people dribbling a soccer ball at the same time.  Dribble participants in each city will combine their efforts by conducting the Dribble simultaneously across the country!

On September 29th, join 3,000+ of your closest friends around the country to break the Guinness World Record for the most soccer balls ever dribbled at the same time!

Note:  Originally scheduled for late August, the Seattle Super Soccer Dribble is partnering with the America SCORES affiliate network to participate in The Great America SCORES Soccer Dribble on September 29, 2012.

America SCORES St. Louis made history last year at the first annual Great St. Louis Soccer Dribble, when 428 soccer dribblers came together to set a Guinness World Record for a good cause, benefiting our SCORES youth.

But the United Nations has defeated their record with 2,068 dribblers in the Gaza Strip. To break this new world record, America SCORES St. Louis has called upon America SCORES sites across the country to synchronize their soccer dribble time and take back the record. Participating cities include Atlanta, San Francisco, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, LA, Milwaukee, New York, Portland, Seattle and St. Louis.

When:  Saturday September 29 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM PDT 
Where:  Championship Field at Seattle University

(The first 400 registered are guarantee to receive an event soccer ball and t-shirt)

Your $25 Registration Fee Includes:
  •  World Record Participation
  •  Official event soccer ball 
  •  Official event t-shirt 
  •  Entry into a drawing for a framed signed Seattle Sounders FC jersey
  •  Participation in all event festivities

All proceeds from this event in Seattle benefit America SCORES Seattle.  Our nonprofit youth development program has engaged over 2,600 urban Seattle youth in soccer, creative writing, and service-learning at public elementary schools since 2002.
Now's your chance to be a part of the history and become a World Record Holder!

Register online at:

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sounders Guest Bartender fundraiser another success!

Thank you to everyone who came to our Sounders Guest Bartender fundraiser last night!  It was a wonderfully successful event at a great new space in Ballard! 

A special thank you to Seattle Sounders players Marc Burch, Mike Seamon, Bryan Meredith and Andrew Weber for jumping behind the bar to serve drinks, and when not behind the bar, for mingling with the crowd, signing autographs, and accepting every challenge to play darts. 

Thank you also to Ballard Station Public House for hosting us, and to Emerald City Beer Company and Proletariat Wine Company for their generous donations to our event.
Emerald City Beer Company

Proletariat Wine Company

On behalf of our 260 k-5th grade poet-athletes, we’d like to give an especially huge thank you to our supporters for your continued support. We could not continue to provide our unique program to high-need communities in the Seattle Public Schools without you!

Guiness World Record

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                           
August 15, 2012

Seattle Sounders FC team with America SCORES Seattle to break world record.

10 cities. 3000+ dribblers. One world record.

September 29th at 2PM @ Seattle University.

Seattle, WA - Over the past month, the world watched in awe as the world’s best athletes broke record after record at the 2012 London Olympic Games. While the Games may indeed have ended, the opportunity to break yet another world record beckons…this time to anyone living in Seattle or any of the 10 America SCORES cities of Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, New York, Portland, San Francisco and St. Louis.

The Great America SCORES Soccer Dribble is a national event that’s being coordinated locally by America SCORES Seattle.  SCORES supporters will be joining forces with other America SCORES cities to break the Guinness World Record for the number of people dribbling a soccer ball at the same time. The current record is 2,068 set by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency in the Gaza Strip.

The attempt will be made at Seattle University on Saturday, September 29th, 2012 from 2 – 4 PM. Participants will receive a new soccer ball, an event t-shirt, a chance to win a Sounders FC autographed team jersey and a skills demonstration with Seattle University men’s soccer players.  Fun activities are planned for the whole family.

All funds raised from this record breaking event will benefit America Scores Seattle, a nonprofit that helps underserved elementary school students with programs combing soccer, literacy and service learning.

Carole Kelley
T. 206.988.1000

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


For all the doubters out there, in the co-ed division…Team Seattle Sounders played even better without their celebrity aces Taylor Graham and Ezra. Perhaps with a point or two to prove or maybe it had something to do with having home field advantage, Team Sounders got down to business and did what they do soccer. They went ahead and beat Team Costco 4-1. Costco without a few of their key players held on bravely, goal keeper Dan Juel notably making a number of key saves to keep them in the game but in a team sport such as soccer - one man an army does not make, and ultimately Team Costco succumbed to the Sounders offensive attacks.


Meanwhile in the men’s division, Microsoft Red met a spirited Starbucks side that played very well, the game was deadlocked till about half-time with very few chances for either teams...with the pace of the game slowing down in the heat, exuberant Microsoft team manager away on other business, the potential for the game to go to PKs loomed. It took a stunning long range effort from deserved Golden Boot Trophy winner Christopher Stevens of Microsoft Red to break open the game. Subsequently in quick succession Microsoft Red’s superior scoring prowess powered through and the score ended up 3-0.


It’s said defense wins games and goals wins championships…and with 6 splendid goals from Christopher Stevens, player jersey #16 did indeed make it possible for Team Microsoft Red to become the Annual Seattle SCORES Cup 2012 men’s champions. Chris’s 6 goals earned him the Winner of the Golden Boot Trophy.


And finally from us here at Team Scores we wish to thank you for your participation, your continued support and for making this a fun event.

We do look forward to see you all again next year. More fun, more teams, more charity.

Dates for the 2013 Seattle SCORES Cup to be posted here soon...

Friday, August 3, 2012

Friday Poem of the Week Returns!

It has been a few weeks (or months) since our last Friday Poem of the Week post.  To make up for the wait, here is a batch written by the Highland Park SCORES Girls Team last spring for their community service-learning project:

Highland Park Elementary School
SCORES Girls Team, Spring Season 2012
Poems written for their Service-Learning Project: 
Be Cool, Help Clean the School!

Pick Up Trash
by: Clara B.

Be cool clean the school.
Speak out loud and be proud.
So pick up trash and you’ll have a bash.
Your almost there so don’t be scared.
Tell some kids to do the same and
your world won’t be lame.

Trash oh Trash!
by: Anonymous

Trash oh trash!
That is me! I am the trash on the ground,
please pick me up – you see.
I have been here sitting waiting for you.
I hate it here you see,
So pick me up so I can be free.

by: Hana N.

Garbage on the ground,
how ugly can you be.
We need you not to be,
so please
let the world be clean.

Pick Up Trash, FAST!!!
By: Lydiana M.

Please, please pick up your space
All we need is to see are wonderful school today!
Pick up the litter,
pick up the trash.
Please pick up something really fast!

Garbage on the Ground
by: Vicki L.

Oh garbage on the ground,
how crazy that sounds.
Make our school beautiful,
make our school neat.
By picking up litter and throwing it away.

Just Clean!
By: Laura A.

Be clean and
don’t be so mean
to our world.
Be neat and
we can help clean.
So help out school and be cool!