The Sticks-2-Schools program is underway in Washington. The program has been introduced to numerous schools in the Everett School District, but with over 50 schools throughout Western Washington still on the waiting list, there is more work to be done. The Washington Stealth is teaming up with Glassybaby in Seattle for a fundraiser to benefit the Sticks-2-Schools program on April 13th.
Sticks-2-Schools is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation, organized under the 501(c)3 section of the tax code, that helps fight childhood obesity by motivating youth to increase their level of physical activity. The program donates lacrosse equipment, curriculum guides and instruction from Stealth players at no cost to the schools.
Stealth All-Star forward Rhys Duch is the lead instructor for the Sticks-2-Schools program and has seen an overwhelmingly positive response from the schools he’s visited so far. “Lacrosse has been a big part of my life from a young age,” he said. “When we introduce the students to the sport, its so rewarding to see the smiles on their faces as they play. I’ve had a lot of students ask me about playing outside of gym class.”
The Sticks-2-Schools fundraiser at Glassybaby will include wine, appetizers and a silent auction with items such as autographed Stealth jerseys, ticket packages, wine from Napa Valley, Calif., a flat screen TV and Blu-Ray player, among other items.
“We are happy to work with a great organization such as Glassybaby in hopes that we can raise enough money to make an impact and reach several schools,” said Denise Watkins, owner of the Stealth and President of the Sticks-2-Schools Board.
All proceeds from the event benefit the Sticks-2-Schools program and their mission to help kids stay fit and active. The event will be held at Glassbaby’s Madronia location in Seattle on East Union Street from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets to the fundraiser are $75 per guest. Space is limited with registration ending on April 12th. Call 425-322-2623 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to reserve your spot.