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October 2011

Sock Drive Success! 855 Socks Donated to New Avenues for Youth!

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As we do most seasons, Recesstime partnered with a local charity in Portland, New Avenues for Youth for our fall kickball season. One of the most needed items during our wet and cold winter are warm and dry socks. Our Recesstime kickballers banded together and brought in a load of 855 pairs of socks!

Thanks to Sports Authority and the Radio Room for donating the first and second place prizes

Here are the winners:
1st prize- Sports Authority Canopy (perfect for this weekend’s tournament!)- 227 Pairs of socks- Milk Was a Bad Choice
Runner up- $50 gift certificate to the Radio Room – 102 Pairs of socks – The Ingalls

Congratulations!

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Winter Dodgeball!

If a giant penguin can do it, you can do it!
 
Your Thursday staple, our biggest and baddest dodgeball league is back! Winter league dodgeball is now open for returning teams.

January 12th - March 15th with the End of Season tourney, March 17th.
Games are scheduled between 6:20 PM - 11:00 PM.

If you didn’t get the code for returning teams and players, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Registration opens for everyone else October 22nd.

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Recesstime Kickball Fall Sock Drive

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Announcing the 1st annual Recesstime Fall Kickball Sock Drive to benefit New Avenues For Youth!

We will be collecting donated socks during the rest of the kickball season. To add incentive to donate, the team that donates the most socks over the course of the rest of the kickball season will win a fancy new canopy tent, courtesy of Sports Authority. The runner-up will receive the final Team of the Week bar tab, worth $50 at the Radio Room!

Socks? Why Socks?
To most of us, socks are an afterthought, however, with the weather getting colder and rainier, socks are a valuable and much needed item for homeless youth in Portland. When the weather starts getting cold and rainy, a clean, dry pair of socks can provide much comfort and warmth. Socks are among the most requested and least stocked item in shelters. Your donation will help bring comfort to homeless youth on the long, cold, wet nights of Fall and Winter in Portland.

What kind of socks?
Please donate any type of unused long warm socks, preferably long tube socks or warm wool socks. Please do not donate thinner dress socks, novelty socks, or short socks that fall on or beneath the ankles. Your typical six-pack of white tube socks would be a cheap and easy donation. Both women’s and men’s sizes will be graciously accepted.

Team Competition!
The team that donates the most socks over the course of the rest of the Fall season will be awarded a sweet canopy tent which has been kindly donated by Sports Authority. The runner up will receive Team of the Week honors for the final week of the season, and will receive a $50 bar tab! For each pair of socks donated, your team will get 1 point. Donate a 6 pack of socks, and you get 6 points. We will be posting weekly updates on the Recesstime Kickball Forums with the leaderboard for donations, and the winner will be announced following the last game of the season on Sunday, 10/30.

How to donate!
This is the easiest part! Simply bring your donation to your game and drop it off at the Recesstime Tent at the field you’re playing, and we will mark down your donation so your team gets credit in the contest.

About New Avenues For Youth:
The New Avenues for Youth mission is to work in partnership with our community to prevent youth homelessness and provide homeless and at-risk young people the resources and skills needed to lead healthy and productive lives.

New Avenues for Youth was founded in 1997 in direct response to Portland’s need for a new and innovative approach to serving homeless youth. Today, New Avenues is one of the leading organizations serving homeless youth in the Portland area.

Every day there are more than 400 homeless youth from Oregon and SW Washington living on the streets of Portland. They panhandle for food and money, struggle with drug and mental health problems, and have no idea what the future holds. Most are totally unprepared for street life, and are vulnerable to all manner of abuse and victimization. Education and employment do not enter their thinking: their focus is on finding something to eat and a safe place to sleep. While meeting these basic needs is important, their ability to exit street life and achieve self-sufficiency requires deeper, more long term interventions.
The New Avenues model is designed as a continuum, guiding youth on a step-by-step process that leads them from homelessness to education, independent housing, and employment.

For more information about New Avenues For Youth and their services, visit their website: http://www.newavenues.org/

Questions?
Feel free to email questions or comments to: kickball@recesstimesports.com or call Manny Franklin @ 503-740-9255

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Congratulations to BBMC Tuesday night Spring Champs!

Think you have what it takes to beat these rollers? Late fall registration for Recesstime Bowling will open soon! Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights to choose from. Win free beer, make up funny names, league scores are capped to you just have to worry about whether to order fries or tots not getting blown out! This is a fun 7-week league with average rollers, if you know your handicap you may want to choose another league organized by Holllywood bowl.

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Bowling Team Pics Are Updated!

Check out these handsome rollers from the Recesstime Tuesday fun bowling league night here! Hollywood Bowl, Portland, Oregon. Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 10/10  —  Share this:   share on facebook share on twitter share on twitter

Monday Drop In Dodgeball

Join us Monday nights from 6:30 – 9:00 PM for Drop in Dodgeball
Beverly Cleary Gym
Two Courts
After bar is Skyline Burgers at NE Broadway & NE 24th $6.00 Coors Light Pitchers, $11.00 BridgePort pitchers and happy hour food!
October 10th
October 17th
October 24th
October 31st
November 7th
Two and a half hours of dodgeball for 4 bucks!

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