The SOVREN Guild was formed in 1991 with the purpose of working with SOVREN (Society of Vintage Racing Enthusiasts) to produce and present the Pacific Northwest Historics Vintage Car Race as a benefit for Seattle Children’s Hospital’s uncompensated care. Its main roles include promoting the Historics, securing sponsorship, vendors, in-kind and monetary donations, coordinating over 200 volunteers, and planning the majority of the hospitality events during the race weekend.
The SOVREN Guild consists of over 85 members, both men and women, who are actively involved in the many aspects of the Pacific Northwest Historics, from media relations to graphic design to paddock and infield control– whatever fits their lifestyles and interests. Through committees and as a a team, the members of the guild work together to ensure the Historics are a spectacular success. The members range in age from teenagers to over 70 years of age. There are no age requirements. Many of our members live on the Eastside and the Greater Seattle area and further. Membership is open, and we have positions for all interests. For more information about membership please inquire here.
To date, the SOVREN Guild has raised over $9 million for uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Since the Guild joined SOVREN in presenting the Historics, the annual amount raised for the Hospital from the race has increased from $7500 in 1990 to over $467,000 in 2015.
The SOVREN Guild works with over 200 volunteers to help ensure the success of the Historics. From people volunteering for a 2-hour shift, to those who give a whole day or weekend. There are shifts to meet each person’s interests and abilities. Click here for more information about becoming a volunteer and position information.
The SOVREN Guild has contributed thousands of volunteer hours to Children’s since 1991. Community support plays an important part in the success of Children’s and volunteer hours are used by the hospital when applying for funding grants.
KEPA: The 8th Annual Pacific Northwest Historics was awarded the 1996 King County Events Producers Award (KEPA) for the best sports event in its budget category for all of King County.
CHAIRMAN’S AWARD: The SOVREN Guild was presented the Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association “Chairman’s Award” in 1997 for its outstanding contributions to Children’s Hospital. Seattle Children’s Hospital Anna Clise Award for Outstanding Individual Volunteerism has been presented to the following members of the SOVREN Guild:
1994 – Elna Duffield
1995 – Tom Armstrong
1998 – Judy Buckingham
1999 – Don Kitch
2000 – Nancy Schenck
2004 – Chuck & Nancy Holmes
2009 – Debbie Haley
The SOVREN Guild is one of more than 450 guilds in the Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association, which is comprised of nearly 5,400 members statewide. These guild members are bonded in a common interest – the desire to make children’s lives better. Seattle Children’s is committed to treating children with the most complex illnesses in the five-state region of Washington, Alaska, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. As a result, Children’s is projecting this year’s need for uncompensated care to be more than $123 million. Guilds play a critical role in supporting the Seattle Children’s Hospital mission of providing the finest medical care available to all children of the Northwest regardless of their families’ ability to pay. Through their events and projects, guilds raise the money that helps make this mission a reality.
Be sure to check out the Pacific Northwest Historics Site for more information about the race and the guild opportunities.
Send an email to Guild Membership to learn more!