PHOTOS: Girls Win Andy MacDonald Benefit Soccer Match; Around $6K Raised
On Saturday, Nov. 27th, the third annual Andy MacDonald Scholarship Benefit “Boys vs Girls” Soccer Match was held, with the Girls winning for the first time with a score of 6-5.
Over 200 people attended both the game and the following party, which was held in memory of the late Andy MacDonald, a Highline High School student who was killed in a tragic accident during a storm in November, 2006.
Estimates are that around $6,000 was raised, all of which will go to the Andy MacDonald Fire Services Scholarship at the Puget Sound Skills Center.
Saturday was also Andy’s birthday, so the crowd sang “Happy Birthday” to him at halftime (he would’ve been 24).
For more information on Andy, here’s a link to a Facebook tribute page.
For anyone wanting to donate, you can still do so directly by sending a check to:
Andy MacDonald Fire Services Scholarship Fund
c/o Puget Sound Skills Center
18010 8th Ave South
Burien, WA 98148
For more information, please visit www.andymacislove.org.
Here’s more info from an email from Becky MacDonald, Andy’s sister”
The girls won this year 6 – 5 and it was a really good game. The boys have won the past 2 years so it was a sweet victory! There were probably 200 people at the game and party at the Cove.
It was also Andy’s birthday that day so everyone sang Happy Birthday to him at halftime.
We don’t have a final dollar amount, but estimate raising about $6000.00 this year, all of which goes to the scholarship fund.
We had many auction and raffle items at the party – all donated by friends, family and local businesses. The food was prepared by several of the soccer players dads and it was fun watching them in the kitchen!
Everyone had a great time at the game and Cove and we look forward to next year.
I would like to thank everyone who contributed and came to the event for their support. It’s so heartwarming to our family to see how many people love Andy and help to keep his memory alive. He truly will never be forgotten!
Andymacislove.org is the website and we will be posting pictures there from the event.
Here are some photos from the game, courtesy Brittani Jenkins: