‘Coyle,’ The Cove To Clover Snake, Crashes Normandy Park Council Meeting
‘Coyle,’ the 30-foot, handmade giant snake mascot of the 3rd annual Cove to Clover Fundraiser (we’re Sponsors), ‘crashed’ the Normandy Park City Council meeting Tuesday night (March 8), passing out hats and “Angel Bands” to sponsors on the council.
“The Normandy Park council really stepped up to the plate too, sponsoring 20 students via the Angel Program,” said race organizer John Nelson.
The Athlete Angel program allows free and reduced lunch Highline district students to participate in the race via angel sponsorships. In 2010, the Tin Room Bar connected 50 such students with willing sponsors who paid their registration fees. The program was so successful that organizers decided to make it generally available.
“If you know someone that wants to run but might not be able to afford the fee, please have them contact their school counselor ASAP,” John added. “Counselors need only email [email protected] requesting an Angel sponsorship for an anonymous student.”
Here’s more from an email we received from John:
We received a warm reception from the NP council as we passed out hats and the “Angel bands” which Angel sponsors will receive on race day signifying their support to the program. They had to reach into the mouth to receive their hat/band. We thanked them for sponsoring 20 students via the Angel Program.
Current Status of the Angel Program:
- Total Sponsored Registrations: 128
- Total Students Signed-Up: 115
That means there are still 13 sponsorships available for free and reduced-lunch Highline schools students. If you know someone that wants to run but might not be able to afford the fee, please have them contact their school counselor ASAP. Counselors need only email [email protected] requesting an Angel sponsorship for an anonymous student.
Special Thanks to the Angel Shoemaker Sponsor
Larry and Kathleen Shoemaker graciously donated $500 to purchase running shoes for Angel runners in the greatest need. To date, 13 pair of youth running shoes have been purchased for young runners. They are truly shoemakers.
Pub Crawl – $15 (now includes a “clover coin” good for a snake drink or beer at the Big Top Beer Garden – $5 value)
Also, there’s a new promotion for the pub crawl – each registrant will receive one “Clover Coin” which is good for a beer or drink in the Big Top Charity Beer Garden all weekend. (Clover Coins will sell for $5 each or 5 for $20) RACE DAY ONLY: “Clover Coins” can used to order a food item from Mick Kelly’s, Burien Press or the Australian Pie Company. Free food delivery service provided by the Boy Scouts from the tables on the perimeter of the garden tent.
Here are some photos taken at the council meeting courtesy Jensen Nelson:
‘Coyle,’ who also ‘crashed’ the Burien City Council meeting on March 1st (see our coverage and photos here), was designed by noted local Artist Sarah Lovett, whose most prior Burien appearance was at last fall’s “Arts-A-Glow” festival when she premiered an oversized canine puppet named “Doggedy.”