Thursday, August 20, 2015

All aboard The Magic SCORES Bus!

What exactly makes The SCORES Bus magic?


Busing provides unique opportunities that our 
Poet-Athletes otherwise would not have access to! 

These are just a few examples:


Game days! These are special days when our Poet-Athletes are bused to other schools to play each other. They have the chance to make new friends and engage with the Seattle community on a larger scale. 


Our annual poetry SLAM is another event during which we rely heavily on busing. During this event, Poet-Athletes have the opportunity to take the stage at Town Hall and share their work with friends, family and the community!


Not only does busing allow our Poet-Athletes to do amazing things, it also allows their families to become involved! Because many of our families have limited or no access to a vehicle, we encourage siblings and parents to join us on for the ride to game days and other important events. This way they are able to witness special moments like a child's first goal or time on stage! 


Maybe most important, riding the bus is an invaluable time for team building! The Positive Coaching Alliance has stated that, "Plain and simple, riding the bus improves team unity," (PCA, 2014). Belonging to a team plays a huge role in empowering our Poet-Athletes and time spent on the bus reinforces this essential aspect of SCORES culture!


Now you know what makes the SCORES Bus magic, 
help us make it possible! 






Monday, July 27, 2015

SCORES Cup 2015: The hottest tournament around!

In case you missed the preliminary rounds of 

SCORES Cup 2015...

HERE'S YOUR RECAP!



One thing we can say for sure is that SCORES Cup 2015 at Marymoor Park was hot! A huge thank you to all of our teams who showed up and really gave their all despite the heat! Everyone truly rocked it on and off the field! 







There was plenty of fancy footwork!  














And the fans were out in full force!






The competition was fierce! 











The teamwork was admirable!














Of course, congratulations to our finalists! 














And particular thanks to all of our participants and friends who came out to lend a helping hand...











You truly do make a difference!!!












Join us this Saturday, August 1st at 9:30AM when our finalists take to the field at CenturyLink!

Please bring family and friends!

Entry begins at 9AM at the NW VIP entrance! 

Friday, June 12, 2015

LET'S GET READY TO RUMBA!



Join America SCORES Seattle, Lamar Neagle and fellow Sounders FC Players for Camp Rumba!

Kick back, relax, and indulge at Rumba while your favorite Sounders FC mix things up behind the bar! 







Rumba is located in Seattle's vibrant Capitol Hill neighborhood and over the past few years has gained quite an exceptional reputation for its Caribbean style food and beverages.

Wednesday, June 17th
5:30-7:30 PM
 
1112 Pike St. 
Seattle, WA 98112








Novo Fogo Logo
All proceeds from cocktails made with Novo Fogo's Cachaca will go directly to support SCORES Camp for at-risk youth! SCORES Camp is designed to reduce summer learning loss, provide nutritious foods and keep kids active! 




In addition to great food and libations, America SCORES Seattle will be raffling off an autographed Sounders FC
game ball and more!

So, come one, come all and join us for this exciting event! 

We look forward to seeing you there!



Wednesday, June 3, 2015

TAKE YOUR TEAM OUT OF THE OFFICE AND ONTO THE PITCH---AT CENTURYLINK!


SCORES CUP 2015 is just around the corner!


REGISTER YOUR TEAM TODAY FOR THIS ONE OF A KIND EVENT! 




Finals at Centurylink! Qualify to play like the pros in front of 67,000 (seats)!







Men's Teams...









And Co-Ed, too!





Together we can make our goals! Use this opportunity to build your office team, enjoy a little competition and have fun! At the same time you will be making an important contribution to the enrichment of the lives of at-risk youth in Seattle's Public Schools!

For more information or 
to register your team, 
call (206) 988-1000 
or e-mail Carole Kelley at ckelley@americascores.org! 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

EVERY KID DESERVES TO GO TO CAMP!

Summer is just around the corner!


For many people that means a whole lot of fun is coming up, but for at-risk youth in Seattle, summer can often be a very challenging time. 

We need your help to ensure that our #PoetAthletes are well fed, avoid the summer slide and above all, have tons of fun! 


What is the "Summer Slide"? 


The "Summer Slide" can potentially affect all youth, but low-income youth are at particular risk for losing valuable knowledge they have gained throughout the school year. 
  



Children who are already behind are especially vulnerable to these impacts!


It has been shown that access to resources, like books, can help diminish, if not reverse, the summer slide!






Together we can ensure that at-risk youth not only have increased access to these resources, but also attend a structured summer program which incorporates other skills children learn during school! 


Ensuring our #PoetAthletes have access to food and fun! 


America SCORES Seattle is concerned with the health of our #PoetAthletes whether it is on the field or in the cafeteria! 

83% of students we serve at America SCORES Seattle receive free or reduced lunch throughout the school year. These students are far more likely to be vulnerable to summer hunger.



For many children, summer can be a boredom filled, very inactive time. At SCORES Summer Camp, students will participate in regular activities which stimulate mental and physical health! 





These are just some of the reasons we believe that 

EVERY KID DESERVES TO GO TO CAMP!


Help our #PoetAthletes enjoy a reading-filled, safe and healthy summer by DONATING today! 



Find out all of the ways that you can help, by visiting 

https://seattlescores.ejoinme.org/FillTheField

or simply click HERE!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Welcome Home Cindy and Mohamed!

Our Poet-Athletes have returned from 

New York City and have lots to share! 

We sat down with them the other day and learned about their experiences! 

We are proud to say that they had a great time, met many new friends, and overcame challenges! 




"I saw a lot of places and I met a lot of new friends," Mohamed on his Big Apple experience.

Favorite thing about New York: New York Pizza!

Biggest Challenge: Flying. Mohamed was afraid the plane might crash. His first and only other time flying was when he was a baby and he did not remember. They experienced a rough landing, but everything turned out well!


Learn more about his trip by watching Mohamed's interview! 

Just click HERE!


"I feel like I gained a lot of confidence and I feel like I can actually talk to people without being nervous," Cindy on her Big Apple experience.

Favorite thing about New York: Sightseeing! She told us this was her number one priority when traveling and she was thrilled that they were able to go to N.Y.U., The High Line, Grand Central Station, The New York City Public Library, Times Square, and Rockefeller Center!   

Biggest Challenge: Cindy also found the landing hard, but she felt her biggest challenge was, "meeting and introducing myself to kids from around The States." 

Learn more about her trip by watching Cindy's interview!


                              Just click HERE!


We could not be more proud of our #PoetAthletes! 
WELCOME HOME!

If you missed the 2015 National Poetry SLAM! you can still view it online by clicking HERE

Monday, March 23, 2015

MEET OUR FINALIST, CINDY!

WE ARE INCREDIBLY EXCITED FOR HER TO COMPETE IN THE BIG APPLE! 



“Creativity” by Cindy

I am a very creative girl,
my mind is everywhere, everywhere, everywhere
thinking of writing a book to a movie,
(coming out in 2021)
My imagination is bigger than my knowledge,
my ideas are so fictional yet so realistic,
my ideas are sci-fi with a little help of wi-fi
award winning ideas,
I’ll have Oscars on my wall,
I’ll be a great director and author,
but that is miles away
but I know I’ll be in New York someday
And that’s today!




We asked Cindy what her favorite subject was, she immediately responded, "Writing!"


Similarly, when we asked Cindy what her favorite part of SCORES was, she told us it was,"That it's a mixture of writing and soccer." 


Want to learn more about this awesome #PoetAthlete?! Check out her interview on YouTube:



We know that Cindy will be an excellent representative of 

America SCORES Seattle in New York 

and we could not be more proud! 



Congratulations, Cindy!


Want to be a part of our #PoetAthletes' once in a lifetime opportunity? 
There is still plenty of time to donate to our Bite the Big Apple fundraiser!

DONATE HERE 

And help our #PoetAthletes tour NYU, take home cool swag, and capture their experience through photo!