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Jane Gershovich

Sounders FC and Washington Green Schools to celebrate Earth Day at Sylvester Middle School on Wednesday, April 19

SEATTLE, WASH. - Seattle Sounders FC and Washington Green Schools are collaborating to celebrate Earth Day at Sylvester Middle School on Wednesday, April 19. Eighth grade students, along with Sounders FC Head Coach Brian Schmetzer, team staff and volunteers from Starbucks, are set to complete a rain garden on campus between 11:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
 
The project, facilitated by Washington Green Schools, installs a new cistern that is fed by gutters from the roof of the school library and funnels water into the rain garden. Students and volunteers are also planting native ground cover and shrubs in the school's courtyard, as well as completing portable murals that depict the local ecosystem and watershed in collaboration with the Sylvester community.
 
Schmetzer is scheduled to be available for media from 2:00-3:00 p.m., while he assists students with the rain garden and then helps present 150 soccer balls on behalf of Sounders FC's charitable arm, RAVE Foundation. RAVE Foundation supports underserved children throughout our region with resources and programs using soccer as the vehicle. Their ONE Ball program is aimed at giving 10,000 soccer balls in ten years to kids who need them.

Members of the media wishing to cover the event should RSVP with Kelly Schutz [KellyS@SoundersFC.com].
  
WHAT: Sounders FC and Washington Green Schools Rain Garden Project

WHEN: Wednesday, April 19
  • 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. PT - Eighth grade students, Sounders FC staff and volunteers from Starbucks to work on various projects
  • 2:00-3:00 p.m. PT - Sounders FC Head Coach Brian Schmetzer available to media
WHERE: Sylvester Middle School (16222 Sylvester Road SW, Burien, WA 98166)
 
HOW: RSVP by sending an email to Kelly Schutz [KellyS@SoundersFC.com]
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