I took on a volunteer gig helping out with the Seattle Compassion Games and we are in desperate need for volunteers for the opening ceremony tomorrow afternoon.
This is a really fun event for volunteers, so please join us if you can!
If so, please have them contact the organizer directly at [masked]. (I set up this email account specifically for this purpose)
Here are the details:
And specific to our event tomorrow:
Contact: Anne Stadler FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
COMPASSION GAMES: SURVIVAL OF THE KINDEST KICKS OFF SEPTEMBER 11, 2013
Opening festivities at Cleveland High School include music and dance performances,
community activities, and unique welcome ceremonies
SEATTLE, September 10-11, 2013—The Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest, a worldwide “co-opetition” running September 11 through 21, 2013 begins September 11 with opening events at Cleveland High School,[masked]th Avenue South, Seattle. Afternoon festivities start at 3:00 pm, with an evening program at 6:30 pm. The event is free and the public is welcome for fun, food, and a festive start to the Games. All ages are welcome!
SCHEDULE (TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE):
3:00pm to 6:15 pm
· Interactive community table activities, including batik, block printing, origami, writing, and more
· Breakdancing performances by Cleveland High students (4:00 pm and 6:00 pm)
· Drumline performances by Cleveland High students (4:15 pm and 6:15 pm)
· Brazilian music performance by Rio do Som (5:00 pm to 6:00 pm): A rare collaboration featuring Jim Nolet, New York jazz giant, world musician, and Sao Paulo resident; Nilza Lessa, Brazilian vocalist; David Nolet, local bassist/guitarist and touring member of Brazilian ensemble Arco Voz; and Curt “Curtisso” Fricke, percussionist and Seattle Latin groove specialist.
· Food and beverages available throughout the afternoon
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm – MC’d by Saint Bryan, award-winning King 5 Evening Magazine reporter, and Starla Sampaco, What’s Good 206 senior host and Miss Seattle Teen USA 2013
· Welcome remarks by George Breland, Cleveland High School principal; James Rasmussen, representative of the Duwamish tribe and DRCC/TAG Coordinator, Duwamish River Clean-up Coalition; and Jon Ramer, founder of Compassion Games International
· Celebration of the Players ceremony, musical accompaniment by international performing Native American flutist Paul Cheoketen Wagner
· Performance by aerial troupe Esther Edelman and the Silkworms
· Ceremony in conjunction with the LUSH Cosmetics Erase Bullying campaign, with calligraphy art by Tim Girvin, Cecile Thomas, Bryce Evans, and Kristina Child
· Debut of Cleveland High student videos produced with What’s Good 206, with What’s Good executive producer Austin Williams
· Spoken word piece performed by John Eklof, poet, rapper, actor, teacher, and community organizer from Lakewood, Washington
· Welcome of the Challengers by Jon Ramer, including Andy Smallman, Puget Sound Community School Founder and School Director, and Lead Detective of the Secret Agents of Compassion
Tickets are not required for the event, but RSVPs are appreciated: http://compassiongames2013.brownpapertickets.com/
Visit compassiongames.org to learn more, find events, participate in the Games, and check the leaderboard for the status of the “co-opetition.”
About the Compassion Games
The purpose of the Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest is to make our communities safer, kinder, more just, and a better place to live. More than a dozen communities around the world are participating in this friendly “co-opetition” to promote compassionate action from September 11-21, 2013. Join us for 11 days of Compassion Games. There are many fun and meaningful ways to participate – visit compassiongames.org for details. All activities are free and open to the public.