All volunteers eligible for free tickets to AquaSox game

By Neil Parekh | Aug 14, 2013

For more than a dozen years, United Way of Snohomish County has hosted Volunteer Appreciation Night at the Everett AquaSox. The annual event is a “Thank You” to all Snohomish County volunteers and their families.

This year’s event will be held at 6:40 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 19, at Everett Memorial Stadium. United Way will also present the winner of this year’s Roger Bouck Award for Volunteerism in Action just before the first pitch against the Eugene Emeralds.

Any Snohomish County resident who volunteered with any organization in any capacity is eligible for the free tickets for themselves and their family. To reserve tickets, call 425-374-5530 or email jessica.gaitan@uwsc.org by Friday, Aug. 16. Tickets can be picked up at the Will Call booth at the stadium.

Are you on Twitter? The hashtag for this year’s event will be #SoxVolNight.

Snohomish County’s largest two-day volunteer event, Days of Caring is scheduled for Sept. 13-14. To volunteer as an individual or with a group, visit http://www.uwsc.org/daysofcaring.php.

If you are interested in finding other opportunities to volunteer, United Way has an online database featuring more than 300 volunteer opportunities at more than 100 nonprofit agencies throughout the county at http://www.uwsc.org/volunteer.php

The Roger Bouck Award for Volunteerism in Action is named for Roger Bouck, a tireless volunteer with United Way of Snohomish County, Rotary International and Bluebills. He was the recipient of the Governor’s Award for Excellence for Outstanding Volunteer Service in 2005.

In 2006, he received United Way’s Spirit of Snohomish County Reeves/Sievers Founders’ Award for lifetime commitment to community service. He passed away in 2009.

Last year’s winner of the Roger Bouck Award was Donna Rice of Startup, who is known in the community for serving meals to the homeless, caring for seniors and helping as a midwife – delivering 350 babies over the past 50 years – all as a volunteer.

United Way is a community impact organization serving Snohomish County for almost 75 years.

In addition to funding 107 programs through 40 agencies with a special focus on local health and human services, United Way of Snohomish County supports a number of initiatives focusing on early learning and education, financial stability for families, a youth program, North Sound 211 and an emerging initiative in survival English.

To find out more about United Way of Snohomish County, including how you can find help, how to volunteer and how United Way serves our community, visit uwsc.org.

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