As the Founder and Director of a relatively new non-profit organization I am stoked to see so much support in the Arden-Arcade community. SCIP is thriving thanks to a dedicated board of directors and the many volunteer coaches, mentors, office assistants, and consultants. We continue to grow and as we move into the second half of the year, we are already looking towards 2014. Our financial supporters continue to invest their funds into SCIP’S mission of fostering productive citizens by engaging youth in dynamic community programs. I am so grateful for their support as well.
Last week was a phenomenal week for SCIP and another fledgling non-profit, Drummers With Education (DWE), whose Director is the ever-passionate Katoya Moore. Katoya was impressed with the compassion and support demonstrated by so many Arden-Arcade community members. Last week, DWE put on a show during a “Parking Lot” performance at Mechanics Bank (Corner of Alta-Arden and Howe). People stopped by to drop off cash donations and several local businesses chipped in, too – Arden-Arcade Rotary, Bank of Sacramento, and Mercedes of Sacramento.
Last week’s performance was all for a unique experience offered to us by Danny Curtola (Mission Oaks Recreation and Park District) and Megan Hinde (Sacramento RiverCats). DWE had to sell tickets to a RiverCats game in order to earn a chance to play on Raley Field. Thanks to the support DWE received, our goals were met and the DWE scholars had a chance to march onto Raley Field and perform in front of 1000’s of family, friends, and baseball fans. It was a great opportunity. DWE did so well, they got a chance to play in an encore performance between 3rd and 4th innings.
I can’t say thank you enough. Feel free to check out more photos at our Facebook page.