SEATTLE, WASH. – Seattle Sounders FC and its charitable companion, RAVE Foundation, at present introduced the kickoff and annual celebration of Latinx Heritage Month – which runs from September 15 to October 15 annually – by completely different occasions which can be happening in Yakima and surrounding areas in recognition of the contributions and affect of Hispanic Individuals to United States historical past and tradition. The weekend celebration kicks off with a gap ceremony occasion of two new mini-pitches constructed by RAVE and companions at Barge-Lincoln Elementary Faculty in Yakima, a public occasion scheduled to happen on Saturday, September 17 at 2:00 p.m. PT.
The celebratory ceremony helps the membership’s dedication to Defend the Proper to Play for youth in traditionally marginalized communities the place entry to free, out there play-spaces is scarce. With the development of the brand new Barge-Lincoln mini-pitches – an initiative in partnership with longtime companions Club Santos Laguna and Orlegi Sports and in collaboration with the University of Washington, Yakima Public Schools and EarthGen – RAVE reinforces its dedication to build 26 small fields for free play by 2026.
The partnership between Seattle Sounders FC and Orlegi Sports activities – the enterprise entity that operates Liga MX facet Santos Laguna – will not be new. In 2021, the 2 entities introduced a strategic alliance and collaborative community-focused project in Washington’s Yakima Valley the place each golf equipment function academy partnerships. As a part of this alliance, Sounders and Santos Laguna are investing in two side-by-side co-branded RAVE Basis mini-pitches in partnership with Yakima Public Colleges.
“This challenge represents one of many first official collaborations fueled by the strategic alliance between Seattle Sounders FC and Orlegi Sports activities,” stated Ashley Fosberg, Vice President of Philanthropy for Seattle Sounders FC and Govt Director of RAVE Basis. “We couldn’t be extra happy to be partnering with Orlegi, Yakima Public Colleges and the College of Washington to deliver RAVE’s first investments in Jap Washington to fruition.” “Extending our 26 Fields by 2026 investments to Yakima and past are necessary to us and to the communities we serve, and Yakima is the proper first step. The scholars of Barge-Lincoln are able to play.”
In Yakima County, the place 50.2 p.c of the inhabitants identifies as Hispanic or Latino – in comparison with 13.0 p.c of Washington State’s complete inhabitants – the brand new mini-pitches and gardens present an necessary service for the group’s youth, with vibrant inviting play and studying areas. Central to RAVE’s mission is the truth that mini-pitches are unrentable, which means they continue to be open and out there always to the communities they have been constructed to serve, preserving play alternatives for all kids.
The Barge-Lincoln opening ceremony will characteristic particular visitors and group leaders together with Yakima Mayor Janice Deccio, the Head Consul of Mexico in Seattle Héctor Iván Godoy Priske, Yakima Public Colleges Superintendent Trevor Inexperienced, Barge-Lincoln Elementary Faculty Principal Tori Brennan, RAVE Basis Govt Director and Sounders FC Vice President of Philanthropy Ashley Fosberg, former Sounder and present staff Model Ambassador Brad Evans in addition to College of Washington and EarthGen representatives.
The opening occasion features a efficiency by the Barge-Lincoln pupil marimba ensemble, a ceremonial first shot on-goal by Barge-Lincoln’s college students, an all-school ball giveaway and pupil audio system. The ceremony is preceded and adopted by soccer expertise coaching and scrimmaging with native membership coaches and Sounders FC employees. Moreover, college students at Barge-Lincoln Elementary Faculty will obtain a free t-shirt courtesy of RAVE Basis and the College of Washington.
The inaugural ceremony, scheduled to happen on Saturday, September 17 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. PT, is a celebration for all Barge-Lincoln college students, their households, employees members and the encircling group. Media companions, group leaders and Sounders FC’s followers are all welcome. Free afternoon snacks will probably be additionally offered.
Barge-Lincoln Elementary Faculty is situated at 219 E I Road, Yakima, WA 98901 and surrounding avenue parking is accessible to those that want to attend. The occasion is free to the general public.
Media fascinated by masking RAVE Basis’s occasions in Yakima ought to RSVP with Gisselle Pichardo of Sounders FC Communications [GisselleP@SoundersFC.com].
RAVE FOUNDATION FUNDRAISING EVENT
As a part of the weekend festivities, RAVE Basis is internet hosting a fundraising dinner and public sale occasion to have a good time and rally help for the membership’s future investments in Yakima and RAVE’s imaginative and prescient to construct 26 small fields at no cost play all through Washington State. The dinner is scheduled to happen on Friday, September 16 at 5:00 p.m. PT at Dineen Vineyards in Zillah, Washington, situated roughly 15 miles southeast of Yakima. Dineen Vineyards is a family-owned and operated viticulture enterprise with one of many premier websites within the state and extremely acclaimed property wines.
Funds raised profit future fields and future investments in Yakima as a part of RAVE’s 26 Fields by 2026 initiative, which goals to construct 26 group playfields by 2026. The initiative prioritizes historically-underfunded communities with free, small playfields, which function anchors for culturally-responsive RAVE applications that use soccer as a automobile to help complete, wholesome kids. By means of this fundraising occasion, the Rave Inexperienced’s charitable companion additionally appears to be like to acknowledge these organizations who had performed a key position within the profitable and collaborative challenge of the Barge-Lincoln Elementary Faculty together with Membership Santos Laguna, Orlegi Sports activities, College of Washington and Yakima Public Colleges.
The fundraising occasion will characteristic particular visitors and group leaders together with Yakima Faculty District Superintendent Trevor Greene, the Head Consul of Mexico in Seattle Héctor Iván Godoy Priske, Sounders FC Chief Working Officer Maya Mendoza, RAVE Board Chair Fred Mendoza in addition to EarthGen representatives.
Though participation on this occasion is by invitation solely, media members are welcome to attend and canopy it as a part of the weekend’s festivities. The occasion contains a reside and silent public sale for individuals who want to contribute and bid on out there gadgets.
RAVE Basis’s Fundraising dinner is scheduled to happen at Dineen Vineyards on Friday, September 16 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. PT. Dineen Vineyards is situated within the hills of the Decrease Yakima Valley at 2980 Gilbert Rd, Zillah, WA, 98953.
It is a non-public occasion and people who want to attend can ship an electronic mail to Ashley Fosberg from RAVE Basis at [AshleyF@SoundersFC.com].
SOUNDERS FC MATCHDAY VIEWING PARTY
To formally shut the weekend celebrations in Yakima and surrounding areas, Seattle Sounders FC and RAVE Basis are internet hosting a matchday viewing social gathering forward of the membership’s fixture in opposition to Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday, September 17 (7:00 p.m. PT / FOX 13+, Prime Video, 950 KJR AM, El Rey 1360 AM). The Viewing Get together is being hosted at Bale Breaker Brewing Company and is scheduled to start out at 5:00 p.m. PT adopted by kickoff at 7:00 P.M. PT.
Bale Breaker Brewing Firm is a family-owned brewery situated within the Yakima Valley, acknowledged for providing crafting fresh-off-the-farm brews. Bale Breaker began in 2013 and has grown to change into the third-largest impartial craft brewery in Washington.
Followers are inspired to attend and revel in particular giveaways, meals vehicles, glad hour, trivia and extra. Specials visitors in attendance embrace Dry Side Supporters (DSS), an Emerald Metropolis Supporters subgroup representing Central and Jap Washington, in addition to EarthGen representatives.
The viewing social gathering will characteristic a trivia contest – hosted by former Sounder and present staff Model Ambassador Brad Evans – to win Sounders FC autographed gear and Bale Breaker Brewing prizes throughout half-time. As well as, and for followers’ viewing pleasure, a giant display displaying the sport is accessible on the out of doors patio. Saturday’s occasion will embrace an onsite meals truck from Crazy Foods, a truck that provides scrumptious and genuine Mexican meals. As a further incentive, followers will obtain $1 off pints from 5:00 p.m. PT to shut.
Bale Breaker Brewing Firm Taproom is situated at 1801 Birchfield Street, Yakima, WA 98901, and surrounding avenue parking is accessible to those that want to attend.
For additional data on any of the occasions happening this weekend, media could contact Gisselle Pichardo of Sounders FC Communications [GisselleP@SoundersFC.com].