WHY WE BENEFIT SEATTLE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
There are a lot of charitable organizations around the Seattle area which are extremely worthwhile, but one of the most diverse is Seattle Children's. For those of us who have children, at one time or another we may have visited Seattle Children's or know a family member or friend whom has. Seattle Children's is an independent, not-for-profit pediatric center ranked among the best in the United States, serving as a referral center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. For 100 years, Seattle Children's has had a commitment to provide care for children regardless of race, sex, creed, ethnicity, disability or ability to pay. All children have unique needs and should grow up without illness and injury. Seattle Children's will provide more than $80 million in uncompensated care, which distributes quality medical care to all children of the Northwest, regardless of their families' ability to pay. Is it now time to give a little something back to the community around us, join with us in celebrating the American muscle car, while at the same time benefiting Seattle Children's.
The SOVREN Guild
Proceeds from Muscle Car Madness benefit the SOVREN Guild of Seattle Children's. The SOVREN Guild formed in 1991 with the sole purpose of working with SOVREN (Society of Vintage Racing Enthusiasts) to produce and present the Pacific Northwest Historics Vintage Auto Races as a benefit for uncompensated care. The guild's main roles include promoting the Historics, securing sponsorship, advertisers, and vendors, in-kind and monetary donations, coordinating over 250 volunteers, and planning all of the hospitality events during race weekend. The guild offers incredible visibility for the hospital through the Pacific Northwest Historics. For more information on this event, please see the www.northwesthistorics.com web site.
Other SOVREN Guild Events
In 2003, the SOVREN Guild added another event to the Children's family, the Kirkland Concours d'Elegance, where 80 of the finest and most exotic classic and antique cars are on display. For more information on this event, please see the www.kirklandconcours.com web site.
SEATTLE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL GUILD ASSOCIATION
The SOVREN Guild is one of more than 500 guilds in the Seattle Children's Hospital Guild Association, which is comprised of more than 7,000 members statewide. These guild members, who are men, women and teens, participate in a wide range of projects and come from many diverse backgrounds, yet they are all bonded in a common goal of making children's lives better.
General guild membership information can be obtained from the Seattle Children's Hospital Guild Association, (206) 987-2153 or 1-800-635-1432. Visit us on the web at www.seattlechildrens.org.