The three lucky winners for Breakfast with the Seahawks were Jeff Johnson, Austin Grimes and Doug Carney!!!! Thank you to everyone who purchased raffle tickets. The funds raised provide support for the many programs we fund and administer around education, income and health. To see pictures: visit and like our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/unitedwaymatsu
United Way of Mat-Su is soliciting proposals for evaluation services for the Alaska Wellness Coalition’s statewide media campaign to reduce underage drinking. Please see the following RFP for more information.
Hurry! July 1 is the deadline to purchase tickets. Call 373-5807 today!
On July 8th, Mat-Su youth will have an opportunity to participate in the 4th Annual Play 60 event at the Menard Sports Complex with team members from Super Bowl Champion Seahawks and Sea Gals. A wide variety of fun physical activities for ages 6 to 15 are planned including many drills similar to those the pros use to stay fit. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. All participants will receive a shirt and lunch. Play 60 is a program intended to encourage people to be active for 60 minutes a day. It is one of national initiatives that grew out of the 40 year partnership of the National Football League and United Ways as they have worked together to advance health and education for America’s young people. However, it was the Mat-Su Sea Hawkers fan club that reached out to the Seahawk organization four summers ago to bring players and cheerleaders to the Valley. The combined efforts of the Mat-Su Sea Hawkers, Mat-Su Health Foundation and United Way of Mat-Su are making this event possible.
To register your child for the Play 60 event visit: http://www.matsuseahawkers.com click Play 60 on the top right side
Two other special opportunities are being offered for fans to dine and visit with the Super Bowl Champs, as well as, see the Lombardi trophy. Tickets for a dinner July 8th are available through the Mat-Su Sea Hawkers. Then on July 9 a group of 12 lucky winners will breakfast with the Seahawks and SeaGals. For tickets and information contact United Way of Mat-Su 373-5807.
This year’s official United Way Day of Caring was Thursday, May 15. Local service organizations, churches, businesses and individuals spread out with shovels, hammers, paint brushes and muscle to work on the over 50 requested projects. Due to a record number of requests for assistance from the local non-profit organizations some projects were completed earlier in the month and some are scheduled for completion a little later.
The impact of volunteering is huge. For example this event alone saved nonprofit organizations $11,000 worth of labor and the work they perform reduces the need for government spending. However, a volunteer’s impact goes beyond money. Studies show communities are made safer where people volunteer and individuals feel more connected. The Day of Caring is part of the United Way’s three part approach to community impact: Give. Advocate. Volunteer.
See a list of Volunteer Opportunities on our Volunteer Page!
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