Yesler youths in a league of their own

Written by on December 28, 2017 in Local and National News, Seattle Housing Authority, slider, Yesler Terrace - Comments Off

By Voice staff  Photo by: Mike Fiechtner Photography

On Nov. 30, 2017, 20 Yesler area children and their parents attended the MLS Western Conference Finals featuring the Seattle Sounders FC and Houston Dynamo.

For some, the highlight of the soccer game was the Sounder’s 3-0 victory, but for the youths from Yelser it was their chance to take to the field and show off their mojo.

They’ve been assisting Artist in Residence George Lee and co-instructor Sumayya Diop in designing artwork to be displayed on the soccer goal posts at Yesler Terrace Park, which opens later this year.

At half-time, the budding team of artisans displayed their creations on the field. Yesler’s community partner, the RAVE Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Sounders, recognized and thanked the kids for their hard work.

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