The Seattle Sounders have introduced a sequence of particular membership programming in honor of Black History Month.
Along with the initiatives introduced by MLS this week, Seattle might be participating in initiatives to assist promote and help native Black-owned companies, elevating the voices of Black skilled athletes and encouraging bodily exercise and play via tools giveaways in a number of Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) communities, as outlined in a Thursday launch from the membership.
On Monday, Seattle kicked off its Black History Month programming with the introduction of the Seattle Sounders FC Black History Month InTENtional List. The month-long effort will see the membership accomplice with Intentionalist, a web based information to intentional spending that helps small companies and various native communities by making it simpler to seek out and help companies owned by girls, folks of shade, veterans, members of the LGBTQIA+ neighborhood, households and folks with disabilities.
All through February, Sounders FC and Intentionalist are highlighting 10 Black-owned eating places all through the Puget Sound area, giving the broader neighborhood a chance to get to know the varied folks and tales behind every enterprise and its homeowners, with profiles featured on Intentionalist’s web site.
Sounders FC and its charitable arm, RAVE Basis, are additionally elevating the voices and lived experiences of Black skilled athletes.
Former Sounder and membership broadcaster Steve Zakuani hosted a particular interview with OL Reign forward Jasmyne Spencer as a part of Black History Month and Women and Ladies in Sports activities Day. The interview highlights what Black History Month means to Spencer and discusses her inspiration and how she hopes to encourage the following era as a Black, feminine skilled athlete.
Moreover, representatives from Sounders FC, OL Reign and the Seattle Storm are collaborating on a video, under the theme “Be Impressed!”,s that’s being included into Seattle Housing Authority’s Black History Month programming.
Learn extra about Seattle’s packages to honor Black History Month right here.