Crescent Moon Newsletter

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None of This is Possible Without Your Help…

Together with Sports 1 Marketing, we take philanthropy to the next level, and so should you! Every year hundreds of kids apply for scholarships with the hope of pursuing academic excellence and increasing their community engagement. This year we have been able to exceed the ten annual scholarships given by The Crescent Moon Foundation and from your sponsorships and donations we will be able to provide even more opportunities.  To become a donor and help us in our effort to promote education, please contact Foundation Director Iris van der Meer at iris@crescentmoonfoundation.org or donate here to contribute towards a $5,000 scholarship.

“Our nation’s youth deserve every opportunity to succeed and the foundation gives hard working children a chance they might not otherwise have.”

-Warren Moon

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Crescent Moon Returns to Honolulu for Annual Pro Bowl Player Fundraiser

We got off to a great start in 2016 when we returned to Honolulu for our 17th Annual Warren Moon Pro Bowl Player Party and our most exciting year yet. Celebrities and Athletes joined guests at the sold-out Top of Waikiki Restaurant for a cocktail reception, steak & lobster dinner, and live music to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Online tickets quickly sold out for the Player’s Party, and the line extended well past the doors of Sky Waikiki. Guests celebrated with their favorite Pro Bowlers; including Adrian Peterson, Khalil Mack, Andre Reed, Delanie Walker, Calais Campbell, Christian Okoye, and Nick Lowery.

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Pro Football Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Andre Reed thanks guests for their support at the 2016 Warren Moon Pro Bowl Bowl Player’s Party

7th Annual Unstoppable Gala Raises Over $1.2 Million

The 7th Annual Unstoppable Gala took place at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles on March 19th. This year’s Gala honored the foundation’s largest donor Bob Proctor, Founder of Proctor Gallagher Institute, with the Unstoppable Legacy Award. Chris Mburu, Senior Human Rights Adviser to the United Nations, was also honored and received the Unstoppable Achievement award. Dyan Cannon, Henry Winkler, Anne Archer, Marcellus Wiley, and I attended the event to support and help raise over $1.2 million which will go towards building villages in Africa.

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Byron Chamberlain, Warren Moon, and Marc Watts at the 7th Annual Unstoppable Gala

Seattle’s Most Fashionable Evening Raises Scholarships For Local Students

The Crescent Moon Foundation was the sole beneficiary of the 18th Annual Art Institute Fashion Show, The Mirror Effect on March 12 in Seattle, WA and the student collections on display were a reflection of the times, both past and present. The amount raised will help fund multiple scholarships for deserving art students in the Seattle area and aid them in pursuing their educational goals.

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Warren Moon hosts the 2016 AIS Fashion Show

Chips & Scholarships at David Lawrence Casino Night

On May 12th, the Crescent Moon Foundation and I teamed up with David Lawrence for their annual casino night to raise money for local scholarships.  The night consisted of casino games. a luxurious fashion show, drinks, delicious h’orderves, and wonderful company. We would like to thank Joan Kelly, Diana Blackman and David Lawrence for organizing this event and for their contributions to helping us provide scholarships for local Washington students.

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Warren Moon speaks to guests at the David Lawrence casino night

Processing for a Cause

Now you can seamlessly donate to your favorite charity every day with no money out of pocket! The new Processing for a Cause helps your company raise money for causes near and dear to your heart through every transaction made. Please visit www.processingforacause.com or contact scott@sports1marketing.com for more information.

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Crescent Moon Foundation Travel To Kenya Village First-Hand

I was honored with the Unstoppable Achievement Award at the 6th Annual Unstoppable Gala in 2015 and decided to challenge my fellow University of Washington alumni to join me in sponsoring a village.  Together we raised enough money to build a much larger village in Maasai Mara, Kenya. The village will not only provide housing, but also education, clean water, food, nutrition, healthcare, empowerment and income training. Now that the village is complete, David, Iris and I will be traveling to see firsthand how our efforts have helped impact a community. We are excited to see the development that has been in the works for a year and a half and to share our experience.

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Unstoppable Foundation CEO, Cynthia Kersey, visits Kenya after Crescent Moon Foundation and Sports 1 Marketing successfully fundraised the development of a new village.

Our 2016 Scholarship Recipients Take Center Field at Angel Stadium

The Crescent Moon Foundation and I are honored to host the 2016 Rising Moon Scholarship Recipients on Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 at Angels Stadium.  All local and a few national scholarship recipients will be acknowledged for their achievements on the field prior to the game. Also, they will be invited to enjoy the festivities from a suite above the field, accompanied by a parent or guardian. As a result of our successful fundraisers in the Seattle area over the last year, we were able to more than triple our scholarships for 2016.  A second scholarship presentation will be held in Seattle to honor all our Washington recipients.

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Warren Moon poses with the 2015 Rising Moon Scholarship Winners at Angels Stadium prior to the game.

Fashion First – Vinyl Vault

The 13th annual Fashion First – Vinyl Vault is Seattle’s longest running and largest independent fashion show. The most exciting night of fashion in the Northwest takes place on September 16th at the Motif Hotel. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Crescent Moon Foundation. Tickets for this event will soon be available for purchase…stay tuned!

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Models display outfits at the 2015 Fashion First Fashion Show.

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