March 3, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kent Station Kicks off its Annual March Dining Fundraiser: Earning Dollars for Kent Scholars
Kent, WA, March 3, 2009 – Kent Station announced this week that it is kicking off Earning Dollars for Kent Scholars, an annual fundraiser where Kent Station shoppers and visitors can win prizes while raising scholarship money for local high school graduates attending Green River Community College.
Throughout the month of March, Kent Station shoppers and visitors are encouraged to dine at all of Kent Station’s eateries and fill out an Earning Dollars for Kent Scholars postcard. For each completed postcard, Kent Station will donate $1 to the Kent Station–Green River Community College Scholarship fund. Participating diners are automatically eligible to win one of 12 prizes, including Kent Station gift cards from $25 to $500 and iPod nanos from The Mac Store. Individuals can enter up to 13 times, once for each Kent Station restaurant, café, or eatery they visit.
“Kent Station is proud to be an active participant in the Kent community,” Kent Station General Manager John Hinds said. “With the support of the community, we can give our local students the opportunity to continue their education.”
Now in its third year, the Kent Station–Green River Community College Scholarship fund is awarded to qualifying Kent area high school students based on financial need. The more postcards received, the greater the number of scholarships awarded, and the more chances Kent Station diners have to win. A complete list of rules is available online and at participating restaurants.
“We are pleased to partner with Kent Station to provide scholarships to Kent area graduates. Kent Station has been a major supporter in helping us work toward our goal of doubling our scholarship program by 2011,” said Josh Gerstman, Director of Development for the Green River Community College Foundation. “Of the 190 scholarships awarded through the Foundation, the Kent Station scholarship is the only one specifically focused on recent graduates of a Kent area High School.”
Since the Earning Dollars for Kent Scholars fundraiser began in 2007, Kent Station has awarded six scholarships totaling nearly $10,000. Samantha Phelps, a graduate of Kent Meridian High School, was one of three 2008 scholarship recipients. She is enrolled in GRCC’s general studies program.
“I am finally the first in my family to graduate high school, and I am not going to let anyone or anything stop me on my way to being the first in my family to graduate from college. Getting this scholarship means the world to me,” Phelps said.
For more information about Earning Dollars for Kent Scholars, visit www.KentStation.com or call the management office at 253-856-2301. Support our youth. Eat at Kent Station.
Kent Station is an urban village developed by Seattle-based Tarragon Development Company and is located on 18 acres in the heart of downtown Kent, Washington on Ramsay Way. The 470,000 sq. ft., mixed-use project features office, retail and entertainment including a 14-screen AMC Theaters Cineplex, a branch campus of Green River Community College and 13 restaurants, cafés and eateries.
Green River Community College is a two-year public college in Washington State that offers degrees and certificates in academic, professional and technical programs, as well as courses in continuing education and developmental education. With its primary campus in Auburn, GRCC also has campuses in Enumclaw and Kent. For a GRCC scholarship application, visit http://www.greenriver.edu/foundation_scholarships.
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