Month: May 2015

Sign Up Now for the JLS Bocce Ball Tournament!

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Looking for a good excuse to get out and be with friends, meet new people, and most importantly, have a dose of healthy competition? Join us at the Junior League of Seattle’s Bocce Ball tournament and social on May 17. There is room for 24 teams of four to participate. You’ll be guaranteed three games in round robin play from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Single elimination tournament for the top teams will be from 1-2:30 p.m.. Open play from 10 to 11 a.m. and 1-2:30. Come, join in on the fun!

  • Where: Sandbox Sports Seattle, 5955 Airport Way S, Seattle, WA 98108
    (206) 624-2899
  • When: Sunday May 17
    • Registration at 10 a.m. Play starts at 11 a.m.
  • Cost: (Partially tax deductible)
    • Players: $45 per person (Register as a team or individual)
    • Spectators: $25 for ages 13 and up, $10 for ages 12 and under, babes in arms are free. (Spectators can participate in open play non-tournament games, play other games, participate in raffle and eat the food.)
  • Who: ANYBODY!!!!
  • Extras:
    • Over seven raffle baskets with prizes including a GoPro Camera, Mariners tickets, wine tastings and more! Prizes for the top two teams! (Handed out at 2:30)
    • Food and drink provided and other beverages can be purchased at the bar.

Give BIG on May 5, 2015

By Shanna Lisberg

On May 5, The Seattle Foundation holds its fifth annual charitable giving event, GiveBIG. GiveBIG is a day of online giving to inspire people to donate generously to nonprofit organizations who make our region a healthier and more vital place to live.

For a 24-hour period, from midnight to midnight, you can go to The Seattle Foundation’s website to make a donation. More than 1,600 nonprofit organizations – including The Junior League – are profiled on The Seattle Foundation’s website and are participating in GiveBIG.

Donations made to nonprofits through The Seattle Foundation’s website will be stretched further thanks to The Seattle Foundation and GiveBIG sponsors, who will match a share of every contribution. Many of the nonprofit organizations that The Junior League of Seattle works with are also available to receive donations.

Last year, over $12.8 million was generated in online contributions for nonprofits, exceeding the 2013 total of $11.1 million by 15 percent. This year, help us surpass the 2014 amount by making an online donation. Your gift will help to support the champions behind these organizations that work to improve the lives of everyone in Seattle.

If you have been thinking about giving, this is a great time to make a gift, large or small. Visit The Seattle Foundation website to learn more about GiveBIG and to see a complete list of nonprofits.