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March 23, 2011 at 11:53 PM

In the community: events for earthquake/tsunami relief

japan relief.jpgPhoto credit: Erika Schultz, The Seattle Times

— Gorilla FC (one of the Sounders FC supporters groups) is holding a bowling tournament Saturday at Garage Billiards, along with a viewing party of the USMNT-Argentina friendly. It’s a 21-and-over event with proceeds going toward MLS-supported American Red Cross relief efforts in Japan. It goes from 2:30-6 p.m. and more information is available here.

— Another option to watch the USMNT-Argentina game is with American Outlaws: Seattle at The Atlantic Crossing. It’s also a 21-and-over event. There will be some Sounders FC merchandise auctioned off with proceeds also going to help relief efforts in Japan.

— Sounders FC defender Patrick Ianni will be at Elliott Bay Books on Sunday between 1-2 p.m. to help launch a new book called Soccer Dreams with author Clare Meeker. A portion of the book sales will help support scholarships for local children who need financial help to attend Sounders FC youth soccer camps.

More after the jump…

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— The North Sound SeaWolves signed ex-USL Sounder Craig Tomlinson for the upcoming PDL season. The veteran will also work with the club’s community outreach program and youth development.

— Tacoma Tide FC season tickets are now on sale online ($50 for adults, $35 for students, $25 for youths). The eight-game package, if purchased before April 1, includes a free ticket to the team’s first-ever international friendly against English club Port Vale. Also, be sure to check out the updated schedule, as a couple games have been switched to avoid conflicting with those MLS games in Seattle.

— Sounders FC captain Kasey Keller and goalkeeper coach Tom Dutra were honored at a recent prep soccer game. Keller had his jersey retired by North Thurston High School and Dutra was recognized for being inducted into the Timberline High School hall of fame.

— You may have seen this already, but the Sounders were one of several local pro teams to commit to promoting “green initiatives” in the sports industry. Here’s the press release and here’s a video on the subject on the team website.

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