Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 27, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. PT, former Sounder Brad Evans is visiting the White Center Starbucks Community Store to kick off the Sounders FC VOTE Tour presented by Starbucks. Those stopping by the event can enjoy free coffee samples courtesy of Starbucks while Evans hands out up to 100 high-quality RAVE Foundation soccer balls for youth and takes socially distant selfies with fans. Please note facemasks are required.
MEDIA NOTE: The event is open to the public, though media wishing to gather b-roll and interview stakeholders are asked to please RSVP with Kelly Schutz of Sounders FC Communications [KellyS@SoundersFC.com].
The Sounders FC VOTE Tour is a three-day event taking place this week to encourage voter turnout and celebrate voting early. Evans is visiting 12 ballot box locations identified by King County Elections as having historically lower turnout in King County. At each location, Evans will distribute “VOTED” stickers and offer the opportunity for fans to take socially distant selfies.
The stickers feature a custom design by local artist and activist Teddy “Stat” Phillips. Phillips and Sounders FC have collaborated on several projects this year, including Phillips designing an armband to honor the Black Lives Matter movement that was worn by Sounders FC captain Nico Lodeiro during the MLS is Back Tournament.
Sounders FC and Starbucks have partnered on the VOTE Tour as a way for both organizations to further their belief that voting in every election makes communities stronger and more equitable. Washington State’s 18-day voting period opened on October 16 and continues through 8:00 p.m. PT on November 3. Sounders FC and Starbucks encourage all eligible voters to register, vote and vote early.
For more information about the Sounders FC VOTE Tour presented by Starbucks, including a full list of dates, time and ballot box locations, visit SoundersFC.com/Vote.