Category Archives: Community

Social Worker Turns Birthday Party Into Battle for Dodge Ball Supremacy

by Marcus Harrison Green

Mahogany Villars’ plans for her 30th birthday are about as orthodox as they come. This Saturday’s festivities include longtime friends, adoring family, and booming dance music.  Oh, and there’s also that whole spending several hours darting feverishly around a gymnasium while avoiding an onslaught of 6 pound rubber balls targeting her head thing. Continue reading Social Worker Turns Birthday Party Into Battle for Dodge Ball Supremacy

Rainier Beach High’s Chronically-Underfunded Baseball Team Calls on Community For Relief

by Marcus Harrison Green

A new coach is bringing renewed hope to Rainier Beach High School’s baseball team, and it has little to do with victory tallies.

“I don’t care about our win/loss record. I care that these kids graduate, and go on to a career,” says first-year coach Gerald Smiley. Continue reading Rainier Beach High’s Chronically-Underfunded Baseball Team Calls on Community For Relief