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27 years ago, Herb and Bertha Tsuchiya and Sam Mitsui organized the first Walk for Rice to fight hunger in the Asian American Pacific Islander community. Each year since, Herb and Sam have continued to cultivate a community that has resulted in two and half generations of people who make this event an annual family tradition. Today, over a thousand people gather at Seward Park each year on the last Saturday in June to take part in the Walk for Rice to support our Chinatown-International District food bank!

Event Details

  • What: Walk for Rice is a family and pet friendly event features lion dancing, a martial arts demonstration, Japanese taiko drumming and a performance by the Seattle Chinese Girls Drill Team, before a 2.5 mile walk/run around Seward Park. Come take part in this long-standing and beloved community tradition and help raise money to fight hunger in our community.
  • When: Saturday, June 24, 2017; 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Where: Seward Park (5900 Lake Washington Blvd S, 98118)
  • Registration: www.walkforrice.org

Contact events@acrs.org or call (206) 695-7551 for more information.

2017 Walk For Rice Organizing Committee

Honorary Co-Chairs: Sam Mitsui and Herb Tsuchiya
Co-Chairs: Jeffrey Liang and Nicole Ngonevolalath
Members: Mele Aho, Kerry Chew, Mila De Chant, Tansy Do, Antonio Esqueda Flores, Alexander Khem, Sam Le, Helen Ling, David Oye, Dalin Pel, Adam Rosencrantz, Mike Simbre, Richard Sohn, Aki Shibuya, Glorial Shin, Soma Subramaniam, Eunhee Sumner, Melissa Tan, Trang-Thien Tran and Ming-Ming Tung-Edelman

Interested in Being an Event Sponsor?

Please download our sponsorship packet and contact maryanng@acrs.org or call (206) 695-7551 for more information.

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