Highline Sports Briefs
T-Birds to host hockey playoffs
The T-Birds will host Games 3 and 4 of a first round playoff series against either the Portland Winterhawks or Kelowna Rockets.
Game 3 will be Tuesday, March 26, at 7:05pm at ShoWare Center. The T-Birds will continue the popular 2-for-Tuesday promotion for Game 3. This means all tickets will be two-for-one and all beer, soda, popcorn and hot dogs will be $2. The 2-for-Tuesday group ticket special will also apply for Game 3. Fans that buy 20 tickets will get 20 tickets FREEfor a total of 40 tickets.
Purchase Single Game Tickets for Game 3 Now
Game 4 will be Wednesday, March 27, at 7:05pm at ShoWare Center. The T-Birds have a ticket special for Game 4. Fans that purchase eight premium seats will get two free tickets for total of 10 tickets to Game 4.
Purchase Single Game Tickets for Game 4 Now
Contact the T-Birds at 253-239-PUCK (7825) or firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase Game 3 2-for-Tuesday group playoff tickets or the Game 4 get 10 tickets for the price of 8 special.
Ten game playoff ticket packages are also available for $200. Contact the T-Birds at 253-239-PUCK (7825) to purchase a playoff ticket package.
The dates for Game 1 and 2 of the first round will be announced once an opponent has been determined.
Celebrities gather for charity
International charity Free The Children, in partnership with Co-Title Sponsors Microsoft and Amway North America, announced the lineup of Grammy® award winners, world-renowned activists and sports icons set to inspire 15,000 youth and supporters from nearly 400 middle and high schools at the first ever We Day Seattle on Wednesday, March 27, in the KeyArena at Seattle Center.
We Day makes it cool to care. Bringing together some of the most influential leaders of our time, We Day allows speakers and performers to address pressing world issues and ignite students’ passion to be a part of the solution. Leading the electric crowd at We Day Seattle will be hosts Munro Chambers and Melinda Shankar from the hit television series DEGRASSI and international activists and co-founders of Free The Children, Craig and Marc Kielburger. The star-studded list of performers and speakers set to hit the We Day stage – with more still to be announced – include:
· Jennifer Hudson – Academy® and Grammy® award-winning actress and musician
· Magic Johnson – NBA legend, two-time hall of famer and philanthropist
· Pete Carroll – Seattle Seahawks Head Coach and co-chair of We Day Seattle
· Seattle Seahawks players – Russell Wilson (#3, Quarterback), Richard Sherman (#25, Cornerback), John Moffitt (#74, Offensive Guard), Russell Okung (#76, Offensive Tackle)
· Martin Sheen – Emmy® and Golden Globe® winning actor and activist
· Mia Farrow – Award-winning actress, activist and United Nations ambassador
· Martin Luther King III – Civil rights activist and oldest son of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
· Gary Payton – Nine-time NBA All-Star and former player for the Seattle SuperSonics
· J.R. Martinez – Actor, motivational speaker, bestselling author and former U.S. Army soldier
· Nelly Furtado – Grammy award-winning musician and Free The Children ambassador
· The Tenors – Multi-platinum vocal group
· Kid President – Nine-year-old Robby Novak, YouTube sensation
· MC Hammer – Grammy and Diamond Award Winner, businessman and tech entrepreneur
· Hedley – Multi-platinum, JUNO and MMVA award winning musicians and Free The Children ambassadors
· Liz Murray – Author of the New York Times Bestselling memoir Breaking Night: My Journey from Homeless to Harvard
· Munro Chambers and Melinda Shankar – Cast members from the hit TeenNick television series DEGRASSI and We Day Seattle hosts
· Craig and Marc Kielburger – Co-founders, Free The Children
· Spencer West – Me to We motivational speaker who climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro on his hands in 2012
· Molly Burke – Visually impaired Me to We motivational speaker
· Washington State Governor Jay Inslee
· Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn
Also supporting youth in their actions and taking the We Day stage are Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, Co-Title Sponsor of We Day Seattle, and a representative from Amway North America, Co-Title Sponsor of We Day Seattle.
“I truly believe that to be successful in the pursuit of any dream you must surround yourself with a strong, positive and like-minded support network,” said Jennifer Hudson. “We Day gives youth the platform to build that and see that they are not alone in their desire to make a difference in the world, but are surrounded by thousands of others just like them who want a change.”
“Through our work with A Better Seattle and A Better LA, we’ve been deeply dedicated to getting youth off the streets and out of gangs, but when you pull them out of that lifestyle, you have to push them towards something different, something positive, and We Day is one of those powerful outlets,” said Pete Carroll, Head Coach of the Seattle Seahawks. “We Day creates a space for recognizing the world is bigger than yourself, that people all around the world face adversity, and that you can be part of the great movement towards making the world a better place.”
A stadium-sized educational event and the world’s largest youth empowerment event of its kind, We Day makes its official debut in the United States starting with Seattle on March 27 and followed up by Minnesota on October 8. Students can’t buy a ticket to We Day; they earn it through service by making a commitment to take action on one local and one global initiative throughout the school year, as part of the We Act program. We Act supports students and educators with free educational resources, student-led campaigns, and support materials to help turn the event’s inspiration into sustained activation. Together, We Day and We Act provide a blueprint for raising a generation of active global citizens.
We Day has taken the world by storm with 3.3 million fans, making it one of the world’s largest causes on Facebook. In Canada We Day touches every major city coast to coast, bringing together hundreds of thousands of young people in their commitment to taking action for a better world.
“Since We Day was born five years ago, we’ve seen an incredible commitment from young people across Canada who have raised $26 million for 900 local and global causes, volunteered 5.1 million hours and collected 2.8 million lbs of food for local food banks,” said Craig Kielburger, co-founder of Free The Children. “We know how committed youth in Washington State already are to service learning initiatives and can’t wait to see what actions We Day will spark in this passionate community.”
We Day Seattle is free of charge to the thousands of students and educators in attendance thanks to the generous support of Co-Title Sponsors Microsoft and Amway North America, along with key Seattle-based supporters including The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and Ballmer Family Giving, and partners the Seattle Seahawks and A Better Seattle.
Cross country ride scheduled
Registration is now open for the American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific’s Big Ride Across America cycling event. Participants will ride their bikes 3,300 miles over the course of seven weeks as they make their way from Seattle, Wash., to Washington, DC. The ride is fully-supported by a highly experienced professional crew and provides a unique way to see the country. Riders come from all walks of life, including students, teachers, retirees, executives, and those who just want to experience the ride of a lifetime!
“The Big Ride Across America is a wonderful opportunity for many people to accomplish a major goal in their lives. Doing the ride in honor of those who can’t makes it even more special,” said Renée Klein, President and CEO of the American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific.
“There are many reasons I am proud to be participating in the Big Ride Across America,” said Tim Landwerlen, an active duty Marine from Indianapolis, Ind. “I am riding as someone who has successfully quit smoking. I am also participating in honor of my youngest son, who was born with underdeveloped lungs and continues to struggle with lung health issues. I am also very proud of my mother, who has committed to quit smoking when I depart on this incredible journey.”
The Big Ride will depart from Seattle on June 17 and arrive in Washington, DC on August 3, 2013. Participants will travel an average of 83 miles per day through a total of 12 states and the District of Columbia.
Funds raised by participants will support the American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific’s mission of saving lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. As part of their preparation, participants receive ongoing fundraising, training and logistical support.
Register today for this life-changing experience: www.BigRide.org.
Beck releases video on Sonics' return
Brooklyn-based artist Dave Beck has announced the release of his new video compilation that compares the return of the Sonics to the movie "The Field of Dreams." I've attached a press release to this email and a link to the video below.
Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TySQL7aoFPw
For more music by Dave Beck please visit. www.davebeckmusic.com