The 2018 USA Games kicked off in Seattle, WA on Sunday, July 1 with the Opening Ceremony held at University of Washington’s Husky Stadium. As a Seattle-based firm, we were thrilled to have the opportunity to get involved in this year’s games. Parametrix is an official partner of the 2018 USA Games and gave employee-owners paid time off to volunteer during the week.
Sixty-five Parametrix employee-owners attended the opening ceremony including several that gathered before to be a part of the cheer line as the athletes made their way to the field.
Parametrix employee-owners, along with friends and family, lined up to cheer on athletes as they made their way to the field.
Kim Stuth, a graphic designer in our Puyallup, WA office, volunteered for tennis on July 3rd. She said “it was awesome to see how intense the competition was but also how encouraging and uplifting the athletes, teams, coaches, and umpires were toward every athlete.”
Kim Stuth volunteering at a tennis match.
Parametrix employee-owner Erinn Ellig (center) volunteering at a tennis match.
Sherry Leigh, a marketing manager in our Seattle, WA office, volunteered for volleyball and bowling as well as attended other events during the games. She said “seeing how the athletes support each other was the most rewarding part of volunteering!” She added that she “loved the smiles and excitement.”
Nicole Mackie, Sherry Leigh, and Jackie Tyler volunteering at volleyball matches.
Lauren Jones, a senior project coordinator in our Puyallup, WA office, volunteered for softball. She said “it was awesome to see the dedication and hard work these athletes put in to be there.”
Parametrix employee-owners Lauren Jones, Becky Taylor, and Mallory Miller before volunteering at softball.
Volunteers at the Federal Way Family Fourth Celebration (Parametrix employee-owners Steve Olling, Senior Consultant, is the second from the left in the bottom row.)
Parametrix employee-owner Brian Bunker and his wife ready to volunteer at the Family Fourth Celebration.
In total, 23 Parametrix employee-owners from Seattle, Puyallup, Bremerton, and Portland put in a total of 33 volunteer days at the Special Olympics 2018 USA Games. Four employee-owners also formed a Play Unified Team and raised $1,400 with the help of their fellow employee-owners! Those funds all go toward supporting athletes while they are participating in the games.
Parametrix is proud to support the Special Olympics 2018 USA Games and we are thankful to have so many employee-owners who were willing to volunteer. What an honor to be a part of such a great event!