Monday, August 23, 2010

Getting Ready

Yesterday workers from the company CB Richard Ellis came and cleaned up First Place in honor of the United Way Day of Caring. The United Way Day of Caring is Septemeber 24th, however they came early to help First Place prepare for the new school year. The workers painted the classrooms, common room, and bathrooms. They cleaned up the vegetable garden, planted and weeded, power washed the building, and repainted the parking lot. The school looks refreshed and ready for the school year. Thank you CB Richard Ellis! September here we come.

Golf Tournament

Last Thursday the 19th, Remco-Deacon hosted a golf tournament for First Place at the Harbour Pointe Golf Course in Mukilteo. Sara Lattimer was the organizer of the event, and did an amazing job coordinating the players, sponsers, and volunteers. There were 34 teams out on the course, over 130 total players! The golfers started out around 1:30, and after finishing up had dinner and more activities inside the club.

First Place staff Chris Cooper and Lisa Foss were on hole eight during the tournament, giving the players another way to donate. Players were allowed to pay a fee in order for one person on the team to pick out a dress (from a particularly hideous assortment) and step up to the women's tee. This was great entertainment and many players participated.

A special thanks to Remco-Deacon and all of the sponsers of the golf tournament. First Place raised over five thousand dollars from this event, which will be especially important as we roll into the new school year!