Multisport skills puts athlete on Air Force’s radar

June 22, 2010

Mitchell Kim participated in 12 of 12 possible sports seasons at Skyline High School. He was a football wide receiver, a varsity swimmer and an outside midfielder in soccer. By Christopher Huber

Mitchell Kim has always managed to participate in as many school and club sports as possible. He played varsity football, swam for Skyline High School’s swim and dive team, starred on the Spartans and Eastside FC soccer teams and, at times throughout his life, played basketball and baseball. In one year as a middle-schooler, Mitchell said he remembers playing on seven different sports teams. Read more

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Gold Stars

April 13, 2010

Issaquah High School

The Issaquah High School community raised $2,100 March 11 during the annual Battle of the Bands competition at the Pacific Cascade Freshman Campus. This year’s competition also doubled as a benefit concert for victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

Hundreds of students, parents and employees throughout the district came to donate their money to the cause and Barefoot Contingent donated its time to play as a special guest. Read more

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Preston playfield gets financial boost for expansion project

October 1, 2008

Preston Fields and Community Park, a growing hub of athletic activity in east King County, received a boost for its expansion plans Sept. 29, when the Metropolitan King County Council agreed to an amendment on the use agreement between the county and the Eastside Football Club.

“This is a win for all — the county, the Eastside Football Club and, most importantly, the youth that this valuable recreational organization serves,” said Councilwoman Jane Hague, the primary sponsor of the legislation.

In 2002, officials redefined the county’s role regarding regional parks, adopting a business plan for parks that cultivates strong relationships with nonprofit, corporate and community partners in order to enhance park amenities while reducing costs. A program that grew out of the entrepreneurial blueprint is the Community Partnership Grant, which leverages county resources without requiring additional public funds for operations and maintenance costs. The Preston Fields and Community Park was one of the grant program’s first projects.

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