Sponsors Spotlight: Online auction to support job opportunities includes Mariners tickets to this week’s games

Boston Marathon qualifier Armando Ortiz is a member of the Run to Work committee supporting work opportunities.

Run to Work, the annual fundraiser supporting work opportunities, has become a virtual event for the second year in a row.

Work Opportunities provides essential supported employment services to nearly 450 people with disabilities in Snohomish, King and Whatcom counties. So how are much needed funds raised when a “live” event is not feasible? Committee members, local businesses and residents of Edmonds donated unique and valuable items and experiences for an online auction!

Visit runtowork2021.com and you’ll find a range of items up for auction, with more items and experiences added, almost daily, before the auction ends on Saturday, October 2. Highlights include several fabulous seats at the Mariners games – and the Mariners have helped by winning seven of their last eight games to climb within 1.5 games of Wild Card’s last place in the American League. We have four seventh row tickets for Wednesday night’s game with the Athletics, four sixth row for Friday night’s game with the Angels, three SECOND ROW seats for Saturday night’s game with the Angels and five seats for ninth. rank for Sunday afternoon’s season finale (during which MVP contender Shohei Ohtani is expected to pitch for the Angels).

Not a baseball fan? Plenty of gift baskets (including items for Edmonds merchants) and experiences will be available throughout the week, including Sounders tickets, eight hours of Ortiz Landscaping landscaping, a cruise by boat, a football autographed by Marshawn Lynch, a Gallagher experience (provided by WhereUBrew from Gallagher) and much more.

Brigid’s Bottle Shop is a fantastic sponsor and the venue for future live events. The hard work and expertise of Co-Chair Susan Powell has helped us raise funds during this difficult time and business owner and 2020 and 2022 Boston Marathon qualifier Armando Ortiz has been an invaluable member of the committee. . Please support Work Opportunities and our community by visiting runtowork2021.com.

– By Steve Monroe

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