Bill Fry of the West Seattle Soccer Club was surprised to encounter a solicitor who … not knowing Bill’s affiliation … claimed he was collecting donations for WSSC (among other things):
The individual pictured below is soliciting donations under false pretenses.
He says his name is Omar, and that he is collecting money under the sponsorship of the West Seattle Soccer Club, the South Park Soccer Club, the South Park Community Center, and Children’s Hospital.
I know of at least one business that gave him cash. They forwarded the photo below to me on Saturday.
Today, he came to solicit my business, La Mexicana, unaware of my role with the soccer organizations above. When I confronted him, he refused to provide his last name. He was holding a note pad with a Seattle Children’s Hospital logo in the bottom right corner. I asked him if he had a letter from Children’s, or the WSSC, or the South Park Soccer Club, and he said he was just a volunteer. I asked him where the money went, and he said he gives it to a woman at the South Park Community Center, but he refused to provide her name.
I contacted the Community Center and forwarded his photo a few hours ago. The program manager, Shannon Anderson, said that he does not know this individual and that he is not acting on behalf of the community center.
Bill was planning to contact police.