Another Seattle-vs.-SF match: Vote for Gatewood Elementary!

October 13, 2012 at 4:00 pm | In How to help, West Seattle news, West Seattle schools | 6 Comments

Speaking of football: In connection with the Seahawks‘ upcoming Thursday Night Football game vs. the 49ers, Gatewood Elementary is up against a San Francisco school in an online vote for $1,000 in grant money. P.E. teacher Alex Beaty had been seeking crowdfunding to pay for equipment so students can “move to music”; the NFL picked up his proposal and ran with it, all the way to the special football tie-in. It’s a no-strings-attached type of vote – just a click, as often as once an hour – go here before Thursday!


  1. Woot!!! Come on everybody!!! clickety click! Vote for Gatewood!!!

    Comment by Que — 12:37 am October 14, 2012 #

  2. I’ve been voting like crazy every hour from my cellphone, my laptap, and my desktop computer! Come on let’s do this for Gatewood!!!!

    Comment by Apey — 11:12 am October 14, 2012 #

  3. I’ll vote for Gatewood, of course, but it is too bad that the NFL turned a donation for a good cause into a promotion for the NFL by creating a contest. I hope in the end, the NFL just donates the money asked by both schools to both schools…

    Comment by WS concerned parent — 11:15 pm October 14, 2012 #

  4. WS CP – that’s actually our sentiment about such contests. As a small business, we donate to schools and various nonprofits and don’t ever turn it into a contest or marketing gimmick … we even follow an ethics rule against promoting any contest that won’t allow people to vote (etc.) unless they opt-in to receive marketing messages, by “liking” a Facebook page or signing up for a mailing list. BUT at least in this case, though yes, you are having to face a marketing message every time you go to the voting page, it’s a no-strings-attached click. SO, it is what it is … and … Good luck, Gatewood Gators! Hoping to hear good news from Mr. Beaty after this ends on Thursday. – TR

    Comment by WSB — 11:28 pm October 14, 2012 #

  5. Thank you everyone that voted Gatewood won the contest.

    Comment by gareth — 4:51 am October 19, 2012 #

  6. We reported that separately in a new story last night. Congrats!

    Comment by WSB — 6:54 am October 19, 2012 #

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