Hope Solo Donates Time and Money to Boys & Girls Clubs (photos)
(Hope Solo plays foosball with Boys & Girls Club kids (photo by Jane Gershovich)
Tukwila, WA – On December 18th, Hope Solo spent time with children at the Henry T. Schatz Boys & Girls Club in Tacoma, Washington. She played games with Boys & Girls Club kids, answered questions from the crowd, and presented a $5,000 check on behalf of Solo and the Sounders Women to Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound.
"Thank you to Hope Solo and Sounders Women for a great day for our Club members and all the fans who came out,” said Jinnie Hanson, Director of Marketing and Communications for Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound. “This was an amazing opportunity that our kids will not forget.”
After a tour of the impressive facility within the “Hope Center,” the star goalkeeper tested her ping pong and foosball skills against excited kids at the club. Following the games, fans organized in the main gym for an introduction and Q & A session with Hope Solo. The Washington native answered questions from fans about her childhood, determination to be great, and her favorite team (Seattle Sounders).
The presentation finished with Solo and the Sounders Women awarding $5,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound. The donation was raised from contributions from Solo and the Sounders Women for each shutout earned by the goalkeeper during her 2012 season with the Sounders Women.
Hanson said, “The donation from Hope and the Sounders Women will help us provide even more great futures for kids in our community.”
Fans were then invited to get Solo’s autograph. Solo and her NFL star husband, Jeremy Stevens, signed autographs for the adoring fans for an additional hour over the agreed upon appearance duration, ensuring every fan their chance to meet their hero.
“Hope was incredible and so gracious with everyone; hanging out with our teens and staying later than expected to make sure everyone got an autograph,” Hanson said.
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