The entire Seattle Mariners organization takes the role of community leadership very seriously. The ballclub is in a unique position to connect the team with worthwhile endeavors, community partners and fundraising activities that make significant contributions to the Pacific Northwest. It is the goal and responsibility of the organization to be a community leader. During the 2015 Mariners season, Mariners Care, the team's non-profit foundation, helped raise over 1 million dollars for various charities and community projects.
The Mariner Moose DREAM Team School Assembly Program continues to visit elementary schools in the Pacific Northwest throughout the 2016-2017 school year. The program uses the Mariner Moose to deliver the importance of the DREAM Team principles: staying Drug-free, Respect for yourself and others, Education through reading, Attitude, and Motivation. To find out how you can bring the Moose and his DREAM Team to your school, please send a letter of request on your school letterhead to DREAM Team Assembly Program, P.O. Box 4100, Seattle, WA 98194.
The Mariners held their 19th Annual Mariners Education Day on May 24, 2016. Mariners players, broadcasters, and staff traveled to four local elementary schools to deliver the Mariners' DREAM Team program. The event enabled the team to deliver a positive message to over 2,000 students.
During the 2016 season, Mariners Care partnered with the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence to support the "Refuse To Abuse" campaign, which seeks to raise awareness and support victims of domestic violence.
Felix Hernandez and the Mariners partnered with Grammy Award winning artist Macklemore to help #ChangeTheGame and put an end to bullying. For more information on how you can #ChangeTheGame and check out the television psa click here.
Mariners Care and PACCAR hosted a book drive at Safeco Field on August 23 to benefit the Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program. Fans were encouraged to bring new books or make a cash donation at the gates. All funds collected help purchase new books for children in need in our community.
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The Mariners, once again, have joined together with Major League Baseball and the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County in 2016 to support the 23rd season of the Seattle R.B.I. League. R.B.I. offers inner-city boys and girls, ages 5-18, the opportunity to learn and enjoy the game of baseball and softball by providing them with a safe, organized athletic program. For more information on becoming a part of Seattle R.B.I. in 2016, contact the Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club at (206) 436-1903.
On May 28, 2016, Mariners fans were encouraged to bring new and/or gently used baseball and softball equipment to Safeco Field to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County who administer Seattle's Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities League. The event raised over $13,000 in equipment for Seattle youth.
Pitch, Hit and Run is Major League Baseball's national skills program for boys baseball and girls softball, ages 7-14, that gives kids the opportunity to showcase their pitching, hitting and base running abilities. Youngsters may advance through four levels of competition, beginning each year with local competitions in April and May and concluding with the national Finals in July at the MLB All-Star Game. Click here for more information.
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The Mariners and Holland America Line teamed up in 2016 to bring the Mariners Get Well Tour to hospitals in the Northwest. Mariners players and the Mariner Moose visited kids and adults at local children's hospitals and cancer care facilities.
January 25, 2017 - Safeco Field (12PM -1:30PM)
Keynote Speaker: Hall of Famer Jim Rice
2017 Award Recipient: TBD
Thank you to all who attended and supported the 2016 Hutch Award Luncheon. With your help, the gross proceeds of more than $545,000 were raised to benefit lifesaving research at Fred Hutch. For more information please call (206) 667-5492.
In 2016, the Mariners hosted the ninth annual PLAY Campaign event at Safeco Field for kids from the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County. PLAY - which stands for Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth - is a public awareness campaign developed by the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) to combat child obesity. Mariners Athletic Trainers Rick Griffin and Rob Nodine joined Mariners players to encourage youth to be active, eat right, and sustain a healthy lifestyle.
Every fan donation to the Wishing Well at Safeco Field during the 2016 season benefited Pacific Northwest patients and families at Seattle Children's.
On June 27, 2016, the Seattle Mariners hosted the 31st annual Cystic Fibrosis Mariners Care Golf Tournament at Broadmoor Golf Club to help find a cure for cystic fibrosis, a fatal disease afflicting children and young adults. The event, held annually since 1986, has raised over $5.5 million for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
The Seattle Mariners and 97.3 KIRO FM were proud sponsors of Fight Hunger Night on June 11, 2016. Prior to the game, fans were asked to donate non-perishable food items to benefit Northwest Harvest. 500 lbs. of food, along with $4,500 was collected. This will provide approximately 19,000 meals to families.
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For every save made by a Mariners Pitcher at Safeco Field, BECU donated $1,000 to Junior Achievement of Washington. The 2016 donation was $23,000.
For every double the Mariners hit at Safeco Field, Hempler's will donated $50 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The 2016 donation was $5,650.
For every home run hit by a Mariners player, Alaska Airlines donated airline miles to the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help grant wishes for kids diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions. In 2016, 1,000,000 miles, valued at $27,500, were donated to Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington.
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center partnered with Mariners Care to bring the Hits for the Hutch program. In 2016, Mariners Care made a mutually agreeable charitable donation to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center for each hit recorded by a Mariners player during Mariners home games.
For every Mariners run batted in, PACCAR made a donation to Page Ahead. Page Ahead's mission is to provide new books and develop reading activities that empower at-risk children. In 2016, PACCAR donated $75,000 to Page Ahead.
For every strike out recorded by a Mariners pitcher at Safeco Field, Holland America Line made a donation to the Seattle Children's Uncompensated Care Fund with a commitment of $25,000 for the 2016 season.
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Jack in the Box is a Proud Supporter of our community. As part of our Seattle Mariners sponsorship, we conducted a fundraiser for Seattle Children's Hospital. Limited edition window decals were sold for $1 at any Western WA Jack location and ALL proceeds went to the Children's Hospital. Thank you for showing your support of Seattle Children's and the Seattle Mariners! In 2016, the program raised $60,000.
Since 2000, the Mariners have hosted Silent Auctions at each Saturday home game to benefit Mariners Care. Fans have the opportunity to bid on select memorabilia including autographed baseballs, game-used bats, autographed jerseys worn in the Mariners TV commercials, and several other unique items. The Silent Auctions, held at Section 128 at Safeco Field, begin when the gates open and conclude at the end of the sixth inning. In 2016, the Mariners Care Silent Auctions raised $100,000, raising the fifteen-year total to $1.47 million.
ROOT SPORTS and the Seattle Mariners teamed up to host the sixth annual on-line tele-auction during the June 1 telecast to raise funds for Mariners Care. In 2016, the event raised over $45,000.
Mariner fans had the opportunity to test their arms against the Major Leaguers with an official radar gun at the Mariners Care Speed Pitch machine located on the main concourse in center field. Proceeds from the Mariners Care Speed Pitch machine benefit Mariners Care. $45,000 was raised in 2016.
On August 19, the Mariners Wives showcased and auctioned off their husband's "Favorite Things" to benefit Mariners Care. The auction raised a total of $17,800 in 2016.
On June 24, the Wives of Mariners players, along with volunteers from Mariners Care, sold mystery bags containing a baseball signed by one of the 2016 Mariners. Thanks to all participating fans, $17,500 was raised for Mariners Care, the Seattle Mariners non-profit foundation.
Mariners Care will reach thousands of organizations in the Pacific Northwest through donations of memorabilia and autographed items.
Donation requests for a charitable fundraiser can be made in writing to the Seattle Mariners, Attn: Charitable Donations, P.O. Box 4100, Seattle, WA 98194.
All donation requests must be submitted in writing, on organizational letterhead and postmarked 6 weeks prior to the event. We do not accept faxed or emailed requests. Letters must include the following information:
a. Date of your event
b. A copy of the non-profit organization's 501c 3 form
c. A brief explanation of the event and how proceeds will be used
d. Contact name, phone number, complete mailing address and valid email address (Incomplete requests will not be considered)
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Thank you to all the fans that participated in the fifth annual Goodwill Refuse To Abuse 5k Run/Walk at Safeco Field on July 9, 2016. The event raised $155,000 for the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Refuse To Abuse campaign.
On May 22, the Mariners and United Way held a celebrity softball game at Safeco Field to benefit homeless youth in King County. Mariners Hall of Famers Dan Wilson and Jay Buhner served as team captains. For more information, please visit uwkc.org/softball.
Through Mariners Care, Major League Baseball, and the MLB Players Association, the Commissioner's Community Initiative and MLB & Players Give Back programs provide the opportunity for thousands of children and seniors to attend Seattle Mariners home games through ticket donations to non-profit organizations. If you would like to bring your non-profit organization to attend a game at Safeco Field, please submit a formal letter of request on letterhead that includes the approximate size of the group and, if needed, the number of ADA accessible seats required for your group along with your contact information. Requests should be received at least 4 weeks prior to the date desired. Send your letter of request to: Seattle Mariners, c/o Ticket Donations, P.O. Box 4100, Seattle, WA 98194.
The 2017 Seattle Mariners Caravan hits the road Jan. 9-27, visiting communities across the Pacific Northwest to increase excitement for the upcoming season. On the tour, select members of the Seattle Mariners will visit elementary schools and Boys & Girls Clubs to deliver the D.R.E.A.M Team message and host complimentary autograph and photo sessions for the public. The Mariner Moose will also accompany the players to take pictures and provide entertainment for the kids. More Seattle Mariners Caravan information »
On Jan. 30 and 31, the Mariners welcomed fans from all over the Northwest to Safeco Field for their first glimpse of the 2016 Seattle Mariners team at the 17th annual Mariners FanFest. Fans had the chance to get autographs and interact with players and coaches, new and old, and get autographs from Chris Iannetta, Taijuan Walker, Charlie Furbush, Steve Cishek, and manager Scott Servais, as well as many other players and coaches. There were tons of great interactive games for kids and adults, and a Garage Sale of Mariners memorabilia where proceeds supported Mariners Care. FanFest Information »
Bring the excitement of the Seattle Mariners and Major League Baseball to your next event! The Mariner Moose -the official mascot of the Seattle Mariners- is available to visit your next public or private gathering, from birthday parties to corporate functions and everything in-between! To feature the Moose at your next affair, please call the Mariner Moose Scheduling Hotline at (206) 346-4321. Requests may also be made in writing at: Mariner Moose Requests, P.O. Box 4100, Seattle WA 98194, or by e-mailing the Moose here. More Mariner Moose Information »
The Seattle Mariners Speakers Bureau is a major part of our community outreach efforts connecting with important organizations throughout the Northwest. Organizations interested in obtaining a speaker from the Mariners should send a request in writing on organizational letterhead, including the specifics of their event, i.e. size, location, date, etc. Requests should be directed to: Seattle Mariners, c/o Speakers Bureau, P.O. Box 4100, Seattle, WA 98194.
Visit the Moose Den in center field for an inside look at the Mariners Care Timeline depicting the activities of Mariners players, coaches, wives and staff in our community.
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