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Community Programs

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 2019 Mariners season, Mariners Care, the team's non-profit foundation, helped raise over 1 million dollars for various charities and community projects.

Educational Programs

Mariner Moose DREAM Team School Assembly Program

The Mariner Moose DREAM Team School Assembly Program continues to visit elementary schools in the Pacific Northwest throughout the 2019-2020 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.

Mariners Education Day

The Mariners held their 21st Annual Mariners Education Day on June 21, 2019. 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.

Refuse To Abuse Campaign

During the 2019 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 for victims of domestic violence.

Page Ahead Book Drive

Mariners Care and PACCAR hosted a book drive at T-Mobile Park on August 27, 2019 to benefit the Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program. In 2018, thanks to participating Mariners fans, 1,073 books, valued at $3,219, were collected to help give kids in need the chance to read.

Youth Athletics

Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI)

The Mariners, once again, have joined together with Major League Baseball and the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County in 2019 to support the Seattle RBI Program. RBI offers inner-city boys and girls, ages 7-18, 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 RBI in 2018, contact the Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club at (206) 436-1895.

Baseball Tomorrow Fund Equipment Drive

On July 7, 2019, Mariners fans were encouraged to bring new and/or gently used baseball and softball equipment to T-Mobile Park to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County who administer Seattle's Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities League. The event raised over $12,000 in equipment for Seattle youth in 2019.

Pitch, Hit and Run

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.

Health

Mariners Get Well Tour

The Seattle Mariners bring the Mariners Get Well Tour to hospitals in the Northwest. Mariners players, coaches and the Mariner Moose will visit kids and adults at local children's hospitals and VA hospitals.

The Fred Hutch Award Luncheon

July 18, 2019 - T-Mobile Park (11:30AM -1:30PM)
Keynote Speaker: Jim Abbott
2019 Award Recipient: Stephen Piscotty

Thank you to all who have attended and supported the Hutch Award Luncheon. Over the past 19 years, the Hutch Award Luncheon has raised more than $6.5 million to support this lifesaving work. For more information about attending the 2019 luncheon, call 206-667-2840.

PLAY Campaign

In 2019, the Mariners hosted the twelfth annual PLAY Campaign event at T-Mobile Park 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 Rob Nodine and Matt Toth join Mariners players to encourage youth to be active, eat right, and sustain a healthy lifestyle.

Seattle Children's Hospital Wishing Well

Every fan donation to the Wishing Well at T-Mobile Park during the 2019 season benefits Pacific Northwest patients and families at Seattle Children's.

Cystic Fibrosis Mariners Care Golf Tournament

On May 15, 2019, the Seattle Mariners hosted the 34th 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 $6.3 million for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

97.3 KIRO FM Fight Hunger Night

The Seattle Mariners and 97.3 KIRO FM are proud sponsors of Fight Hunger Night on June 1, 2019. Prior to the game, fans were asked to donate non-perishable food items to benefit Northwest Harvest. In 2018, fans generously contributed $3,000, which provided approximately 13,600 meals to families in need.

Statistical Programs

BECU Saves

For every save made by a Mariners Pitcher at T-Mobile Park, BECU will donate $1,000 to Junior Achievement of Washington. The 2018 donation was $30,000.

Hempler's Doubles

For every double the Mariners hit at T-Mobile Park, Hempler's donated $50 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The 2018 donation was $5,600.

Alaska Airlines Home Runs for Education

For every home run hit by a Mariners player, Alaska Airlines donated airline miles to the United Negro College Fund Seattle serving Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska. In 2018, 1,000,000 miles, valued at $27,500 were donated to help a worthy student succeed in education.

Hits for the Hutch

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center partnered with Mariners Care to bring the Hits for the Hutch program. In 2018, 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. $30,000 was donated in 2018.

PACCAR RBI for Literacy

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 2018, PACCAR donated $75,000 to Page Ahead.

Holland America Line K's for Kids

For every strike out recorded by a Mariners pitcher at T-Mobile Park, Holland America Line made a donation to the Seattle Children's Uncompensated Care Fund with a total donation of $25,000 for the 2018 season.

Moneytree Wins for Mariners Care

For every Mariners win, Moneytree will make a donation to Mariners Care.

Fundraisers

Mariners Care Silent Auctions

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 T-Mobile Park, begin when the gates open and conclude at the end of the sixth inning. In 2018, the Mariners Care Silent Auctions raised over $126,000. Since 2000, the Silent Auctions have now raised over $1.7 million for Mariners Care.

Mariners Care Charity Night

ROOT SPORTS and the Seattle Mariners teamed up to host the ninth annual on-line tele-auction during the June 4th telecast to raise funds for Mariners Care. In 2019, the event raised over $65,000.

Mariners Care Speed Pitch

Mariner fans have 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 2018.

Mariners Wives "Favorite Things" Basket Auction

On August 9th, the Mariners Wives auctioned off their husband's and significant other's "Favorite Things Baskets" to benefit Mariners Care. Baskets included autographed memorabilia, snacks, movies, and other items that helped fans better understand the players' unique personalities. Thanks to all participating fans, $24,412 was raised for Mariners Care. 

Mariners Wives Mystery Bags

On June 21, the Mariners Wives sold Mystery Bags containing a baseball autographed by one of the 2019 Seattle Mariners. Thanks to all participating fans the Mystery Bag sale raised $12,600 for Mariners Care. Mariners Care is the Mariners non-profit foundation that helps raise funds for a variety of youth-oriented community organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Mariners Care Donations

Mariners Care will reach thousands of organizations in the Pacific Northwest through donations of memorabilia and autographed items.

To apply for consideration, please click here.

Community Outreach

Goodwill Refuse To Abuse 5K Run/Walk at T-Mobile Park

On Saturday July 20, a sellout crowd of over 1,700 runners and walkers participated in the annual Refuse To Abuse 5K at T-Mobile Park. The event raised over $225,000 for the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence statewide prevention and education programs.

Community Ticket Donations

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, submit an application for consideration by clicking here.

Seattle Mariners Caravan

The 2019 Seattle Mariners Caravan hit the road Jan. 7-23, visiting communities across the Pacific Northwest to increase excitement for the upcoming season. On the tour, select members of the Seattle Mariners visited elementary schools and Boys & Girls Clubs to deliver the DREAM Team message and host complimentary autograph and photo sessions for the public. The Mariner Moose also accompanied the players to take pictures and provide entertainment for the kids.    

Mariner Moose

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 »

Seattle Mariners Speakers Bureau

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.

Mariners Care Timeline

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.