Sounders FC community partner America SCORES Seattle will hosts its ninth annual Poetry Slam! from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. The event will be held at Town Hall (1119 8th Avenue) downtown, where according to a news release, “more than 160 elementary school students from Seattle’s underserved neighborhoods” will read their work. Here’s the panel of guest judges:
Lamar Neagle, Seattle Sounders FC
Taylor Graham, Seattle Sounders FC
Steve Kelley, Seattle Times columnist
Carmela Dellino, Principal, Roxhill Elementary School
Laura Tyler, Seattle Public Schools
Colleen Angeles, Starbucks
Scott Sammons, Puget Sound Energy
Kathy Pompeo, King County Sherriff’s Office
Matt Gaschk of SoundersFC.com will host the event. Category winners will read again in December for two spots in the National SCORES Poetry Slam! in New York City next spring.
More notes after the jump:
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— The Tacoma Tide of the PDL and Sounders Women of the W-League are under new ownership as Lane Smith and Cliff McElroy have purchased the teams from Mike Jennings, who will maintain a minority stake.
The transfer of ownership was approved by the United Soccer Leagues earlier this month. It sounds like the new owners have every intention of keeping the teams in the Puget Sound area.
Here’s a link to the press release.
— The Emerald City Supporters will be hosting their year-end party on Dec. 3 at RepubliQ Night Club (2946 1st Avenue South). The 21-and-up event starts at 8 p.m., preceded by a business meeting at 7 p.m. There’s also an awards ceremony at 9 p.m.
You can get tickets (prices below) through the ECS website, and at a discount if purchased before Saturday. Kasey Keller and Gary Wright, the senior VP of business operations, will be special guests.
Before Nov 19th: ECS – $10, Non-Members – $15
After Nov 19th: ECS – $15, Non-Members – $15
Door: ECS & non-members – $20
— Korrio has donated its Playflow sports automation platform to Club Jubilee Sports, a new and free after-school youth soccer program in Bellevue.
— Here’s a video update on the Tacoma Stars as they start the 2011-12 Premier Arena Soccer League-Pro soccer season. Here’s the team website and GoalWA.net is sure to provide great local coverage, as always.
There are some changes this year, starting with a new home venue, the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila (the team’s home opener is Dec. 3). Also, former USL Sounder Leighton O’Brien replaces the departed Greg Howes as player-coach. Former player Todd Stauber has taken over as the general manager