"Seattle Fastpitch Cares" is a club wide community service initiative that targets charities focused primarily on youth, women, and families. The Seattle Fastpitch Cares program presents an opportunity for our players to take their team and leadership skills and experience how these skills can be re-purposed to impact their community directly. Organizations SFC has partnered with in the past are Treehouse for Kids, Harborview Medical Center, Washington Special Olympics and Northwest Harvest.
A special thanks to our SFC event coordinator Tracy Brown for doing an incredible job coordinating and advising our efforts.
Our club had a great time volunteering at an incredible birth-kindergarten school at the UW at their annual CARNIVAL NIGHT! Players, coaches, and parents helped set up, serve food, interact with families and children, ran carnival booths, and cleaned up. Lots of fun was had by all!
The Haring Center puts its innovative inclusion programs into practice in the classrooms of the Experimental Education Unit (EEU). The EEU provides positive, inclusive, educational experiences for children with diverse abilities to learn in a setting that enhances their strengths and supports the needs of every child. Throughout the school, children with and without disabilities learn side-by-side, enriching the education of both the children with special needs and their typically developing peers. Programs are designed to provide children with the opportunity to build friendships through participating in a classroom community: the EEU is a place where ability does not stand in the way of children making friends and enjoying school.
Click HERE to view photos from the fun event!
In 2014-2015, the teams chose to return to Northwest Harvest and apply their team skills to packaging food for our neighbors in need. Did you know that over a third of all of those served by Northwest Harvest are Children? This fact brought extra meaning to our event this year. SFC players, coaches and families packaged more than 6900 lbs of food which will provide 5370 meals. A job well done ladies! You make us all very proud and have shown us once again that truly, Seattle Fastpitch Cares!