August may have brought the end of summer, but saw us continue to celebrate our commitment to Defend the Right to Play! Defending the right to play is anchored around the belief that play is not a privilege but a right.
Last month, RAVE Foundation opened its 10th mini-pitch and hosted free camps in the community, as they aimed to remove barriers to play by providing access to youth in Washington State who are furthest from play equity.
During the first week of August, RAVE Foundation led the charge at the King County Play Equity Coalition sports sampling camp! Hosted at Van Asselt Community Center, the camp served 50 kids from the Beacon Hill, Rainier Valley and NewHolly communities throughout the week. Seven KCPEC organizations, including all of our fellow Seattle pro sports teams, attended and provided activities and giveaways for the campers. The Seattle Sports Commission also pitched in with t-shirts for all!
Starting August 15th at Genesee Park, RAVE Foundation provided a week-long, half day soccer training camp that provided a positive, affirming, environment for all youth. While learning the foundations of competition, campers also learned the benefits of physical activity, how to be both a leader and team member, and the value of confidence.
On August 13th, RAVE Foundation celebrated the opening of its 10th mini-pitch! Located at Lakeridge Playfield, the field was made possible in partnership with Seattle Parks, Seattle United, and Seattle Youth Soccer Association.