SEATTLE, WASH. – Seattle Sounders FC and its charitable partner, RAVE Foundation, today announced that the club is hosting a variety of activities and volunteer opportunities to commemorate Earth Day, an annual celebration with the goal to raise awareness and advocate for change around the issues most impacting the planet. This year, the club’s agenda includes a collaboration with longtime partner EarthGen, as part of EarthGen’s annual Day of Service campaigns on Thursday, April 20 and Tuesday, April 25, a community-focused Earth Day trash clean-up event hosted in partnership with Swire Coca-Cola and the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance on Tuesday, April 18 at Myrtle Edwards Park, as well as the celebration of the club’s commitment to Protect Our Planet at Sounders FC’s home match against Minnesota United FC on Saturday, April 22 (7:30 p.m. PT / Apple TV – Watch Free, 950 KJR AM, El Rey 1360 AM).
As part the Rave Green’s continued commitment to Protect Our Planet, a core tenet of the club’s official Social Justice Framework, Sounders FC continues its long-time collaboration with EarthGen, a local non-profit organization that equips youth to grow their power as changemakers for a sustainable future. Through this partnership, the club reaffirms its commitment to educate and positively impact youth about environmental justice while supporting a sustainability education curriculum at local elementary and middle schools to continue stewardship and upkeep of previous long-term investments of community-informed green spaces and outdoor classrooms. The club’s investment in these schools and in the communities that surround them includes natural habitat restoration, which contributes to cleaner air and leads to healthier communities.
This year, Sounders FC encourages fans to take action on Earth Day – and every day – by giving back to our planet. A variety of activities and volunteering opportunities can be found below for those interested in taking part in the annual celebration.
EARTH DAY TRASH CLEAN-UP EVENT
As part of the club’s commitment to Protect Our Planet while improving community health outcomes, the Rave Green are partnering with Swire Coca-Cola and Puget Soundkeeper Alliance to help collect and remove litter from Myrtle Edwards Park, a public park along the Elliott Bay waterfront north of Belltown in Seattle. The collective initiative is taking place on Tuesday, April 18 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PT. at Myrtle Edwards Park (3130 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121).
The community-focused event this year includes former Sounder and current team Brand Ambassador Brad Evans, Sounders FC’s mascot Sammy the Sounder as well as Swire Coca-Cola and Puget Soundkeeper Alliance representatives.
Media interested in attending or covering the event should RSVP with Gisselle Pichardo of Sounders FC Communications [GisselleP@SoundersFC.com] for further information.
EARTHGEN DAYS OF SERVICE
As part of Rave Green’s commitment to build greener, healthier spaces to play and to continue their long-term investments in local schools in support of youth who are most affected by environmental injustice, the club is collaborating this year with longtime partner EarthGen to support sustainability education curriculum at local schools and communities.
This year’s events, scheduled to take place on Thursday, April 20 (Chinook Middle School, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. PT) and Tuesday, April 25 (Hilltop Elementary School, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT; Sylvester Middle School 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. PT) are part of EarthGen Day of Service, an initiative created to help turn school campuses into living laboratories where students can learn about their connection to the environment. This collaborative project and joint effort align with Rave Green's commitment to Protect Our Planet, one of the four pillars of the club's Social Justice Framework.
Media interested in attending or covering any of these scheduled events should RSVP with Gisselle Pichardo of Sounders FC Communications [GisselleP@SoundersFC.com] for further information.
SOUNDERS FC PROTECT OUR PLANET MATCHDAY
Fans are encouraged to join the Seattle Sounders FC for a special Earth Day celebration scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 22 as the Rave Green face Minnesota United FC on the Emerald Queen Casino Pitch at Lumen Field (7:30 p.m. PT / Apple TV – Watch Free, 950 KJR AM, El Rey 1360 AM).
Seattle Sounders FC and its charitable partner, RAVE Foundation, are officially celebrating Earth Day on Saturday, April 22 at the club’s home match against Minnesota United FC with a variety of activations and opportunities including its new 50/50 raffle where, this weekend, 50% of the proceeds raised will benefit EarthGen.
Fans are invited to purchase raffle tickets from sellers located throughout the stadium from the time gates open through the 50th minute of play. The fan with the winning ticket receives 50 percent of the total amount raised through the raffle sales of the match, with the other 50 percent benefiting RAVE Foundation, the official charitable partner of Sounders FC. The winning raffle number is announced between minute 70 and 80 each match and posted to RaveFoundation.org/5050, where more details and official rules can also be found.
EarthGen will be on-site in Soccer Celebration, where fans are invited to learn and share ways they can improve their community through education and environmental actions. Fans will have the opportunity to make environmental pledges as a way to earn giveaway items. EarthGen groups will also be featured in traditional matchday activities and celebrations.
Saturday’s match will also feature BIPOC and diverse-owned food trucks and kiosks, sourced in partnership with Intentionalist and presented by First & Goal, Inc. and Levy. The businesses provide vegetarian and vegan food options in celebration of Earth Day, as well as use sustainable packaging.
More detailed information regarding this weekend’s matchday activities is forthcoming.
For further information regarding any of the activities mentioned here, please contact a member of Sounders FC Communications. To learn more about Sounders FC matchdays, health and safety and how to be prepared to attend a match, visit SoundersFC.com/Matchday/Know-Before-You-Go.
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