MARYSVILLE — The Marysville Youth Football League wants to turn soap suds into scholarships.
The all-volunteer league plans to hold six car washes throughout Marysville Saturday to raise money to support scholarships for parents who can’t afford to pay the $210 registration fee. The car washes are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
About 30 children in the league received scholarships to cover part of all of last year’s registration fee, said Diana Lang, the league’s fundraising coordinator. Funds will also help the league purchase new gear to expand and accommodate more players, mitigate the cost of insurance, field use, and referees, and replace worn down or broken gear.
“Just in referee fees alone we’re looking at having to pay $7,000,” Lang said.
The league consists of about 230 athletes who participate in a football season from July to November, Lang said. She expects about 140 children and their parents to participate in the car wash event.
Each athlete was asked to sell 10 tickets and the league hopes to make $10,000 off ticket presales, Lang said. Cars will be washed for $5 each at the six different locations.
“The reason for the car-wash fundraiser versus any other type of fundraiser is to try and get more support from the community,” Lang said. “In order to get more support, we at least have to show the community that our league and our kids exist. So that’s why we have as many stations as we do.”
Car washes are planned at Burger Mill, 707 State Ave.; Gold’s Gym, 1052 State Ave.; Grocery Outlet, 9620 State Ave.; Haggen Food & Pharmacy, 3711 88th St. NE.; and O’Reilly Auto Parts, 404 State Ave.
Amy Daybert: 425-339-3491; email@example.com.