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Fund-raisers precede Sounders-Quakes match

The second annual Puget Sound Corporate Soccer

Challenge will pit Boeing vs. Microsoft and Starbucks vs. Expedia at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. respecitvely Saturday at Qwest Field, before the stadium will be cleared for the Sounders-Quakes game.

A suggested $5 donation will be collected for the corporate challenge games. Proceeds benefit

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska, which provides a "home-away-from-home" for seriously ill children and their families.

There also will be a Ronald McDonald House fund-raising party on Thursday at the Highway 99 Blues Club in Seattle. That event will include a silent auction from 6-8 p.m. and music by the Sonic Funk Orchestra from 9 to midnight. The club is located at 1414 Alaskan Way. The $20 includes and appetizer buffet. Those planning to attend the party should email to

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