Rainier Beach Team Fights Poverty

$28,706 of $27k goal

Raised by 392 people in 25 days
Gerald Smiley  SEATTLE, WA
Thank you for visiting the "Rainier Beach High School Baseball Rally Against Poverty" GoFundMe page! 
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Rainier Beach High School baseball program is under the direction of new head coach Gerald Smiley and his staff.  Smiley takes prides in making sure all his students strive for excellence both on and off the field. We expect our players to give their best and we strive to make the best available to them. We expect our kids to help clean up or community and build up homeless kids and be mentors to them.   In order to do this, we need the help of our proud Viking friends, family, and alumni to help fund our equipment needs.


Rainier Beach High School has won 5 games since 2007 and has lost 150 games since then.  Coach Smiley looks to turn that around and I need your help. It's VERY IMPORTANT that we fundraise to buy the important items we need to run a very successful program year in and year out. This year alone, we start with $0 in our budget.  Our school receives zero financial help from our district.  We need to raise money to not only keep our kids off the streets and out of trouble, but to purchase uniforms for Varsity and JV, balls, SAFE equipment, bats, jackets to keep the kids warm, SAFE L-screens, used gloves and cleats for our students.  We have 2 homeless kids on our team who are keeping their grades up and on track to graduate.... AMEN!!!
Bottom line, running a program for an inner-city school that is underfunded is expensive and very hard.  With parents who bust their butts to survive one day at a time and still can't make ends meet, it does not leave for extra spending money on sports.  This is where you can come and help change lives with us and give our kids hope. We are asking for donations through this GoFundMe page to help provide our players with what they deserve, which is the best of the best! We want Rainier Beach baseball players to have every tool available to help them succeed at their highest potential on and off the field.  We want their time in our program to be memorable and exciting!   So, please think of our players as you move forward because all donations will be used for their benefit.  
We, the Rainier Beach boys baseball team, appreciates any financial help you are willing to donate. The money will be used to build our legacy of excellence as we push for SAFE equipment.  Our weight room and equipment for our team was rated THE WORST & MOST UNSAFE IN THE SEATTLE SCHOOL DISTRICT by a third party company.  Every dollar counts.  If you cannot give, your prayers are greatly appreciated for our kids as well.  All money will be deposited to ASB, then a request for withdrawl will be made to buy ALL equipment and approved by the school.

You can make payment by check as well. Please make the payment to Rainier Beach High School Baseball and mail it to:

Attn: Coach Smiley- Rainier Beach Baseball
8815 Seward Park Ave, S.
Seattle, WA 98118


Thank you and God Bless,

-Coach Smiley

Rainier Beach High School players, parents, coaches and alumni please help spread the word!
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Update 3
Posted by Gerald Smiley
16 days ago
Although we are in need, I teach my players that so are others. We enjoy helping others at the homeless shelters and none of players ever complain, and truly sees the "WHY" we do it. I'm blessed to inherit some great kids. We are working hard for our donations daily. More to come. Just a quick update! Thank you to everyone who is helping support this important campaign! I love you all.
Our team is out helping the homeless.
We are out door knocking businesses
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Update 2
Posted by Gerald Smiley
16 days ago
Rainier Beach Team Fights Poverty has reached 51% of it'a goal thanks to everyone who ho has donated and shared our page! We are super thankful for everyone! Please keep it going. We are almost there! God bless you all.
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Update 1
Posted by Gerald Smiley
22 days ago
We will be posting videos soon of our players! Thank you all for your support in helping us reach our fundraising goal. Beyond blessed with the support pouring in. Lots of momentum!

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$28,706 of $27k goal

Raised by 392 people in 25 days
Created December 26, 2016
$50
Brian Lonardo
7 hours ago
MS
$25
Melora Shelton
1 day ago

RBHS c/o 94! Best of luck!

$50
Anonymous
3 days ago
$25
Anonymous
5 days ago
$100
Anonymous
8 days ago
CB
$50
Cynthia Broome
8 days ago

Go Vikings !! Class of '85

DS
$50
Dianne Spatz
9 days ago

Good luck Gerald Smiley, you are doing a good thing!

ZC
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Zachary Cileman
9 days ago
KG
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Kellie Greer
10 days ago

We're fans!!! Way to make it happen!!

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Lucia Gomez
10 days ago
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