In 2017, GiveBIG donors made over 82,000 gifts to over 1,660 participating nonprofits generating around a $19 million investment in our community. Sounders FC have been supporters of GiveBIG since its inception in 2011. GiveBIG allows Sounders FC to take a leadership position by asking players, coaches, front office staff and fans to select their community cause of choice and make a difference under a single, impactful platform.
On May 5, 2017 Sounders FC players selected their nonprofit of choice and signified their support by writing on their boots so that every step taken on matchday was for charity. The boots were then donated to local nonprofits to assist with fundraising efforts on GiveBIG day, May 10, 2017.
Thank you to the 17 local nonprofits who joined us in the nonprofit fair on May 5. Congratulations to Austen Everett Foundation and Executive Director, June Leahy who won the first Seattle Foundation, Dollars for change donation of $2,500 and was awarded at halftime by Seattle Foundation CEO, Tony Mestres.