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Friday, June 11, 2010

Soos Creek Sounders

Earlier this week, midfielder Kelsey Jenkins returned to Soos Creek Elementary in Kent, her old stomping grounds, to inspire and motivate students to achieve all that they can in life.

As my wife, former Sounders Defender, Niki Bonnell (taking the year off to have a baby girl this summer), teaches 6th grade at Soos Creek. I had a chance to interview some of the kids today.  Here is what they had to say:

Trystin: “She did one-thousand juggles when she was 12!”

Elizabeth: “The game in PE with three goals was fun!”

Eli: “Some of the players are out of college – she’s still in college and really good at soccer, even though she’s young!”

Upinder: “It was really cool to see demonstrations in the classroom of their skills!”

Brooke: “Kelsey used to go to Soos Creek!!!”

All-in-all, it was a great experience for every kid involved; each came away with a sense that they could achieve great heights with the right amount of effort and desire.


Also, kudos to Tacoma Tide defender, Brayton Knapp, who was also presenting to the students.

Read the full article of the visit at Tide and Sounders Women Shine Bright at Local School.

**of nonimportance, but of note nonetheless: the man writing this article, Raymond Bonnell, spent two years at Soos Creek Elementary himself, and his son currently attends the school!!!  GO SUPERSTARS!**

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