Annual Andy MacDonald Scholarship Boys vs Girls Soccer Game is Nov. 25

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The annual Andy MacDonald Scholarship Benefit Boys vs. Girls Soccer Game will be held Sunday, Nov. 25, starting at Noon at Highline Memorial Stadium.

All proceeds will go to the Andy MacDonald Fire Services Scholarship for the Puget Sound Skills Center Firefighting Program.

Admission is by donation, accepted at the stadium and after the game, where the gathering will continue at The Cove in Normandy Park.

Gates open at the stadium at 11:30 a.m.

Andy MacDonald

Here’s more info on Andy and this cause:

Andy was a friend, son, brother and volunteer firefighter, who tragically lost his life in the flooding of the Cowlitz River six years ago. On November 6, 2006, Andy, 19, was on a hunting trip with his family when the river bank that his truck was parked on gave way.

Out of tragedy something good can be born; Andy’s family and close friends set up a scholarship in his name. Each November, in honor of Andy’s birthday and untimely passing a soccer game is held, known as the “Boys vs. Girls” game. All of Andy’s teammates and friends come out to play a friendly game. Afterwards the team holds a raffle and auction at a local community center. This consists of items donated from local business’ and personal items contributed by Andy’s family.

Last year over 150 people attended the game held at Highline Stadium; we raised more than $4,700. All of the money is donated straight to the scholarship. The Andy MacDonald Fire Services Scholarship is set up at the Puget Sound Skills Center where Andy received his firefighting training. This scholarship will assist future cadets in the Puget Sound Skills Center Fire Services class to help with their continued education/training in Firefighting. Andy’s passion in life was to help those in need and this is our way of assisting others with the same life goal.

For more information on Andy MacDonald, here’s a link to a Facebook tribute page, chock full of great photos that will soon make those who didn’t know him feel like they actually did.

If you can’t make it to the game, you can also donate directly 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 the “Andy Mac is Love” Facebook Page.

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