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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 2018 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 2018-2019 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 May 31, 2018. 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 2018 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.

Page Ahead Book Drive

Mariners Care and PACCAR hosted a book drive at Safeco Field on August 21, 2018, to benefit the Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program. In 2018, thanks to participating Mariners fans, over 1,000 books 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 2018 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 June 3, 2018, 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 in 2018.

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

January 24, 2018 - Safeco Field (11:30AM -1:30PM)
Keynote Speaker: Hall of Famer Randy Johnson
2018 Award Recipient: 
Jake Diekman

Thank you to all who attended and supported the 2017 Hutch Award Luncheon. With your help, $650,000 was raised to benefit lifesaving research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research CenterFor more information about attending the 2018 luncheon, call 206-667-6252.

PLAY Campaign

In 2018, the Mariners hosted the eleventh 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 Rob Nodine and Matt Toth joined 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 Safeco Field during the 2018 season benefitted Pacific Northwest patients and families at Seattle Children's.

Cystic Fibrosis Mariners Care Golf Tournament

On July 2, 2018, the Seattle Mariners hosted the 33rd 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 $6.1 million for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

97.3 KIRO FM Fight Hunger Night

The Seattle Mariners and 97.3 KIRO FM were proud sponsors of Fight Hunger Night on June 16, 2018. Prior to the game, fans were asked to donate non-perishable food items to benefit Northwest Harvest. 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 Safeco Field, BECU will donate $1,000 to Junior Achievement of Washington. The 2018 donation was $30,000.

Premera Steals for the Cure

For each Mariners steal, Premera made a donation to Susan G. Komen. In 2018, the Steals for the Cure program raised over $40,972.

Hempler's Doubles

For every double the Mariners hit at Safeco Field, 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. $25,000 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 Safeco Field, 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 made a donation to Mariners Care. The program raised $9,000 in 2018.

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 Safeco Field, 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 eighth annual on-line tele-auction during the June 14th telecast to raise funds for Mariners Care. In 2018, the event raised over $78,000.

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 2017.

Mariners Wives "Favorite Things" Basket Auction

On August 17, 2018, the Mariners Wives auctioned off their husband's "Favorite Things" to benefit Mariners Care. In 2018, thanks to all participating fans, $27,789 was raised for Mariners Care, the Seattle Mariners non-profit foundation.

Mariners Wives Mystery Bags

On June 29, 2018, the Wives of Mariners players, along with volunteers from Mariners Care, sold mystery bags containing a baseball signed by one of the 2018 Mariners. In 2018, thanks to all participating fans, $19,320 was raised for Mariners Care, the Seattle Mariners non-profit foundation.

Mariners Care Donations

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)

Community Outreach

Goodwill Refuse To Abuse 5K Run/Walk at Safeco Field

The seventh annual Goodwill Refuse To Abuse 5k Run/Walk will be held at Safeco Field on July 21, 2018. In 2018, over $190,000 was raised for the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Refuse To Abuse campaign.

All-Star Softball Classic for Homeless Youth

On May 22, 2017, the Mariners and United Way held the fifth annual 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. The event raised $815,000.

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, 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.

Seattle Mariners Caravan

The 2018 Seattle Mariners Caravan hit 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 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.