Alaska Airlines Sponsors SeaTac United

Funding allows for math camps, soccer leagues for SeaTac area children

May 27, 2015 (SeaTac, WA) – SeaTac United, a non-profit group that promotes personal skills development and cooperative partnerships for local students, today announced that Alaska Airlines is sponsoring its math camp and soccer league activities, which will send 160 SeaTac-area youths to camp this year.

SeaTac United offers the SeaTac United Math Academy (SUMA) to elementary school kids in the SeaTac area as a way to improve their math abilities while having fun. The free academy takes place after-school and is run by local volunteers. In addition, SeaTac United also offers a youth soccer league for kids aged 3-12.

“SeaTac United was formed to promote the values of our diverse residents and to assist our children with academic and athletic opportunities,” said Mike Doughty, Principal of SeaTac United. “We simply would not be able to do this without the generous support of sponsors such as Alaska Airlines.”

For Alaska Airlines, the sponsorship allows them to support local communities while helping to educate the next generation of leaders.

“SeaTac United is a local success story and we see great value in assisting these innovative programs that directly benefit youth in the place we call home,” said Shaunta Hyde, Managing Director of Community Relations at Alaska Airlines. “Studies show that U.S. students are behind in STEM; classes like those offered by SeaTac United are helping to address this gap. In addition, the sports-themed instruction creates an atmosphere of fun and leads to higher effort and accomplishment.”

About SeaTac United

SeaTac United was formed in 2012 to provide affordable top quality educational and soccer programs to the children of SeaTac. We foster cooperation between families, cultures and local organizations from SeaTac and surrounding communities. SeaTac United is AYSO Region 1609, organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, and administered according to Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3). Learn more at