Light The Way with RAYS
Annual Fundraising Event – October 20, 2018
Thank you to everyone who made Light the Way such a successful and special event! We raised over $50,000 to support young people and their families during their most challenging moments.
The theme song of the night would have been “Can you feel the love tonight”. There was so much love and joy in the room at the second annual Light the Way with RAYS event on Saturday, October 20th
The Evening started by honoring our founding Director, June Leonard. Sixteen Leonard family members and close friends joined RAYS to celebrate June’s contribution to RAYS in the 1970’s and 80’s. Her husband, Tom Leonard, received the award in her honor. Mr. Leonard spoke about June’s passion to help kids and families at RAYS, as well as all children in the Renton community. June served on the Renton School Board and later became a Washington State Representative. June’s legacy of being an advocate and meeting families where they are continues at RAYS today.
Guests enjoyed food and wine pairings from Melrose Grill and Vino. The silent and live auctions featured exciting items including autographed memorabilia from Seahawks, Sounders, and Mariners autographed items, a day at Emerald Downs with access to the winner’s circle and 2 night stay at Lake Sutherland.
Special thanks to our sponsors, our emcee Toyia Taylor, local musician Stephanie Anne Johnson, and Former State Representative Marcie Maxwell for introducing the Leonard family.