Here's a sobering statistic: More than one thousand kids and teens are currently living on the streets of King County right now, placing them at a very high risk for crime and exploitation. The United Way has been working on overdrive to help these young people get off the streets, and to prevent homeless wherever possible. To raise awareness and money, the United Way of King County teamed up with former Mariners catcher, the great Dan Wilson and his wife Annie, who enlisted other former Mariners stars, sports celebrities, rock stars and local dignitaries to take part in a charity softball game at Safeco Field this weekend.
Dan joined Margaret to talk about his ongoing commitment to the United Way of King County and its programs, and to preview this weekend's festivities. They were also joined by Montrai Williams, a young woman who overcame the cycle of homelessness with help from United Way programs and is now working to mentor other youth, as well as working with The Mockingbird Society, an organization that works to build a world-class foster care system.
The United Way's "All-Star Softball Classic for Homeless Youth" takes place this Saturday, June 15 at Safeco Field. Gates open at 1:30pm and first pitch is at 3:00pm. Tickets are just $10!
For more information about the event, including complete team rosters, click here.
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To learn more about The Mockingbird Society, visit their website: www.mockingbirdsociety.org
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