Get Involved This Spring!

Do you work for Big Oil, a bailed-out bank or GE? Feel bad about your lack of participation in helping those around you? Just win the lottery or have time on your hands?

If you answered yes to any of these (or heck, if you are reading this now…) take a look at a couple of opportunities to get involved:

Seattle Works Day – 5/21/11
Cost: $30
Time: Service project from 12 to 3pm. Party from 3 to 8pm.
Details: Our team name is The Ulterior Motive Mob. You’ll need to remember that when you go to register. The cost gets you into the volunteer project and the after-party plus a commemorative t-shirt. The project runs from 12:00pm -3:30pm but often they don’t last that long based on how much work we have to do at the site. The after-party is directly following the project completion from 3:30-5:30pm and is a lot of fun. There will be good grub, delicious libations and fun activities.

Our project is hosted at River City Skate Park in South Park. River City hopes to offer an alternative to youth who might otherwise be tempted to by drugs, alcohol, or street crime. The Park will be an active place for youth of all generations to gather, share, teach, learn and skate.Our job will be to help complete the finishing touches including covering knotweed with cardboard and mulch and general upkeep duties. It’s suggested that we dress in layers of older clothes including long pants, shirt and jacket. Be sure to wear comfortable, durable footwear. If you have work gloves, please bring them. Be sure to eat before you come and bring a refillable water bottle.
Seattle Works Day provides an easy, effective and fun way to support your community. And hopefully it will be something that inspires YOU to keep the momentum going. We hope you’ll register to join the Mob. We’re going to have a blast!


City Year Seattle’s Ripples of Hope Gala – 4/27
Cost: $150 tickets
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Details: City Year will host its 8th annual Ripples of Hope celebration at the Seattle Sheraton. This is your opportunity to be part of one of the most inspirational and festive Seattle events of the year. At Ripples of Hope, City Year presents our Lifetime of Service Award to community members that exemplify the spirit of service and commitment to the common good that City Year seeks to instill in all our corps members. City Year Seattle/King County will present the 2011 Lifetime of Service Award to:

Norman B. Rice – CEO of The Seattle Foundation
Dr. Constance Rice –Managing Director for Knowledge Management for Casey Family Programs

As an attendee of this event, you will have the opportunity to network with more than 500 prominent leaders in Seattle’s business and non-profit communities, while showing your support for City Year’s efforts to reduce the high school drop-out rate in Seattle.

For more information about attending, hosting a table, or becoming a sponsor, please contact Elli Koskella at 206-219-5010 or

Click here to register today!


826 Seattle’s People Eating & Giving Dinner 4/29
Cost: $200
Time: 6pm to 9pm at the Palace Ballroom
Details: At the Third Annual People Eating and Giving, (hereafter known as PEG), 150 (or more) literary types (like you) will congregate with others to enjoy a lovely meal, sip a glass (or two) of wine, and (enthusiastically) give money. These activities generally occur in that order, although the sipping of wine actually happens throughout the entire evening, much to the delight of the literary types (like you).

How would you describe the quintessential guest (heretofore referred to as QG) to PEG?

  • QGs enjoys excellent food (for example, the kind for which Tom Douglas is famous).
  • QGs tend to know the difference between a Sauvignon Blanc and a Pinot Gris.
  • QGs have a well-read air about them and tend to enjoy diverse authors such as Dave Eggers or Tom Robbins or, perhaps, Myla Goldberg (all of whom will be joining us for the evening).
  • Most importantly (yes, more important than food, wine, Dave, Tom, and Myla all rolled into one package): QGs believe in our children. When asked to consider changing the lives of some children in Seattle, they heed the call.
Buy Tickets

We feel the importance of telling you the following: seating is limited. If the last two People Eating and Giving fundraisers are any indication, we will sell out quickly. Our advice:buy early.


DiscNW’s FunD 5K Run/Walk 6/11
Cost: $35-$40
Time: 9am
Details: Like Ultimate? Like kids? Like running (or walking)? Like the fact that Seattle has one of the strongest youth Ultimate communities in the United States? Come race in the Youth Development FunD Run/Walk on Saturday, June 11 and help ensure that the Seattle youth Ultimate scene continues to produce the finest collegiate and club players – not to mention some of the best people – in the country.

The 5K FunD Run/Walk is taking place on Saturday, June 11 in Magnuson Park at 10:00 AM. Money raised supports DiscNW’s Youth Development Fund. The Youth Development Fund supports several DiscNW youth initiatives, including subsidized (reduced cost or free) youth Ultimate events and clinics targeted at underserved communities, team scholarships to aid participation in area tournaments and leagues, introduction of Ultimate to new youth groups, and individual scholarships to the annual Youth Club Championships in Minnesota.

Worried about your speed? Please don’t be! You’ll have the opportunity to make a monetary donation to shave precious seconds off your time, for the fastest 5K of your life! And of course, fun, games and prizes (in nontraditional categories) await you!

Have a blast competing in the YDFunD Run/Walk, while knowing your participation will help bring the benefits of the game to underserved communities and youth in the Seattle area.

Cost is $35/participant if registered before Friday, 6/10 at Noon and $40/participant the day of the race.


About franknam

Just a boy in a world trying to do good, teach others, laugh, and eat tasty food. I dig snowboarding, the PacNW, all things NYC, ultimate frisbee, and anything well-made.
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2 Responses to Get Involved This Spring!

  1. Kerri Anne says:

    I’m so! psyched to be part of the Ulterior Motive Mob. (And even more excited knowing we’ll be working at at skate park!)

    Though I think the Seattle Works event is actually May 21st (vs. the 27th). : )

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