Guild bounces to Issaquah fundraiser for Seattle Children’s

January 3, 2012

By Tom Corrigan

Based in Issaquah, the Hope on the Hill Guild has announced its inaugural “Bounce for Hope” benefit for Seattle Children’s.

The event is set for Jan. 16 at KidzBounce in Issaquah.

Proceeds from event ticket sales and activities will be donated to Seattle Children’s uncompensated care program, which aims to allow children to receive treatment at the Seattle medical facility regardless of their family’s ability to pay.

Last year, Seattle Children’s provided more than $100 million in uncompensated care, according to the guild.

“One of our goals as a small, growing guild is to create legacy events that Eastside residents will look forward to attending year over year,” Amy Trenary, event chairwoman, said in a press release. “We’re thrilled that we can provide this unique fundraising event to residents and are able to partner with fantastic sponsors to raise money for a great cause.”

Admission to the event will include a one-and-a-half-hour session of play on the inflatable, bouncy structures of KidzBounce. The event also features various sponsor booths from local businesses and organizations, such as the YMCA, the Musik Nest and Karate West. Live entertainment will include kid’s favorites such as Caspar Babypants, Eric Ode, the Reptile Man, and Zero and Somebuddy.

If you go

Hope on the Hill Guild ‘Bounce for Hope’

  • 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 16
  • KidzBounce, 8178 304th Ave. S.E., 4Tickets: $15 for children ages 2-17. Adults and younger children, free if accompanied by a paying sibling or guest.
  • www.hopeonthehillguild.org

The guest list also features award-winning children’s author Bonny Becker.

Further, kids can enjoy face painting, balloon and tattoo artistry, high school cheer and drill performances, and a cupcake walk. Food and beverage will be available for additional purchase.

The guild came together in 2009, according to member Terri Hintz.

“It was started by a couple of women and they just wanted to make a change and support Seattle Children’s,” Hintz said.

Members generally share the common thread of having children under the age of 10. Many also have friends or families who have been touched by Seattle Children’s. During their first year of existence, the organization was able to raise about $14,000 for the hospital.

For now, the guild has 13 members, Hintz said.

“It’s a small group, but we are very driven, dedicated and motivated,” she added.

“Bounce for Hope” takes place on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, traditionally one of the busiest days of the year for KidzBounce, according to Hintz. She said her group is hoping for about 1,000 visitors.

Tickets for “Bounce for Hope” are $15 for children ages 2-17. Kids under 2 and adults are free with a paying sibling or guest. Learn more or purchase tickets at www.hopeonthehillguild.org.

To learn more about Hope on the Hill future events and other ways to help Seattle Children’s, become a fan of Hope on the Hill on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hopeonthehillguild.

Tom Corrigan: 392-6434, ext. 241, or tcorrigan@isspress.com. Comment at www.issaquahpress.com.

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