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Celebrate AANHPI Heritage Month

This May, Sounders FC celebrates Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Following the lead of the White House and experts at Wing Luke Museum, we are using this inclusive and intentional language to recognize and celebrate the expansiveness and rich legacy of this community.

In accordance with our social justice framework, we will amplify the voices of local AANHPI experts, invest and give back to AANHPI communities and support AANHPI-owned small businesses.

Spend Like it Matters at Local AANHPI-Owned Small Businesses

To celebrate AANHPI Heritage Month, Seattle Sounders FC, Intentionalist and the entire Seattle pro sports community are collaborating on a variety of fun ways for fans to #SpendLikeItMatters in support of the small businesses at the heart of our communities.

Seattle Sounders FC, Seattle Storm, Seattle Seahawks, OL Reign, Seattle Mariners, Seattle Kraken and Intentionalist encourage the community to buy from local AANHPI-owned small businesses this month, and all year long. During May, fans can upload their receipts from AANHPI-owned small businesses for the chance to win Sounders tickets and other fun prizes!

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Learn From the Experts: Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific Experience

We are proud to continue our partnership with Wing Luke, as we continue our dedication to elevating the voices of local AANHPI experts. The Wing Mission is to, "connect everyone to the dynamic history, cultures, and art of Asian Pacific Americans through vivid storytelling and inspiring experiences to advance racial and social equity."

We encourage fans to explore the environmental justice and fighting racism at the Wing's exhibit, We are Changing the Tide: Community Power for Environmental Justice. Communities of color exist at ground zero in the fight for environmental justice. As inhabitants of a shared planet, this exhibit encourages visitors to consider the interconnected nature of the world’s natural and human-made systems, to understand how overlapping harms caused by racism, greed, and environmental destruction affect BIPOC communities, and to take action in their own lives to address these issues. It centers unsung stories of collective action and resistance by vulnerable communities on the front lines, while calling for the voices of those most affected to be centered in policy making and driving solutions. Visitors will be able to explore these stories and other content through photographs, artworks, artifacts, and first person voices, to learn how BIPOC communities are addressing Environmental Justice and how we can all play a role in supporting collaborative systemic change.

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Join Us for One Seattle Day of Service

Give back to our community on Saturday May 21, 2022 with Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell, local leaders, and neighbors across the city for the first ever One Seattle Day of Service.

Set in the heart of AANHPI Heritage Month, this day of volunteerism aligns with our long-term commitment to make our community stronger and more equitable. As thousands of Seattle residents unite to give back to the community across the city, we will give back to the neighborhoods surrounding our home at Lumen Field – leading projects, in partnership with OL Reign, at Hing Hay Park in C-ID and Pioneer Square. Clearing trash and cleaning our neighborhoods also supports our long-term goals to Protect our Planet by ensuring we divert waste from our waterways, and to Fight Racism, especially during AANHPI Heritage Month, using our platform to support AANHPI neighborhoods and small businesses.

Roll up your sleeves and join us in giving back to our city. Find a project near you, today! Space is limited.

Our Stories are Your Stories

We are honored to celebrate AANHPI Heritage Month with Our Stories are Your Stories! Our Stories are Your Stories (OSAYS) is a grassroots awareness campaign highlighting AANHPI voices through video storytelling. Throughout the month of May, they will share videos and stories from members of the AANHPI community, including OL Reign defender Sam Hiatt and Intentionalist Founder and CEO Laura Clise.

Featured Restaurant of the Month: Phnom Penh Noodle House

Our 2022 schedule release video showcased the diverse BIPOC and minority-owned small businesses in our community. In honor of AANHPI Heritage Month, we are excited to highlight Phnom Penh Noodle House! Owned by three sisters, Dawn Ung, Diane Le and Darlene Ung, this woman-owned restaurant has a strong community and a robust following for its flavorful Cambodian food!

You can support Phnom Penh Noodle House by ordering takeout or dining in from 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., closed Wednesdays.. You can also purchase a gift card through Intentionalist.

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Sounders FC is an Anti-Racist Organization

We are committed to using soccer as a tool to improve the systemic inequities that systemically harm BIPOC youth; to identifying experts, listening to them and using our platform to amplify their voices; and to supporting local BIPOC and diverse-owned businesses that have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Support BIPOC and Diverse-Owned Businesses

Sounders FC has teamed up with Intentionalist, an online guide to intentional spending that makes it easy to find and support small businesses and diverse local communities, for a year-long collaboration to consistently support and tell the stories of BIPOC-owned businesses.

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Empower BIPOC Youth

Sounders FC and RAVE Foundation have partnered with the Northwest African American Museum for ‘Books and Balls’ giveaways in historically marginalized communities throughout the year. RAVE Foundation provides a soccer ball to each youth, to give them access to sport and play, while NAAM provides children’s books curated by Black authors, illustrated by Black artists, and that center and affirm Black characters.

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