Residents of Boulevard Park Place didn’t sit still during Washington’s stay-at-home orders the last two months – instead, they made good use of their time and energy by walking their 10-acre property in Burien to raise money for COVID relief.
On Tuesday night, July 14, 2020, they celebrated the completion of their Charity Walk to help support several local non-profit groups that work hard to create a better community and a better tomorrow. In all, 45 residents walked more than 5,000 miles, raising $5,000 for local charities!
Donations were given to the Highline Schools Foundation, the Seattle Union Gospel Mission @ Riverton Place, the Highline Area Food Bank, and the White Center Food Bank, all great organizations that do amazing work here in our area.
The highlight of the festivities was an outdoor movie sponsored by Discover Burien and Umpqua Bank, complete with a gigantic viewing screen, plenty of drinks and snacks, and a chance to see Tom Hanks expertly portraying Mr. Rogers in “BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.”
The walking group amassed an incredible 5,000 miles to raise the $5,000, so again, a special thanks to all of our residents that burned up those walking shoes for such a great cause! WAY TO GO, TEAM!
“THANK YOU to the residents who participated in supporting our community!” said Ron Steinman, Owner & General Manager.
“We are proud to be one of four organizations chosen, along with the Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission: Riverton Place, Highline Area Food Bank, and White Center Food Bank,” Highline Schools Foundation said. “Thank you to all the Walk-a-Thon participants and residents of BPP!!”