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 2017 Mariners season, Mariners Care, the team's non-profit foundation, helped raise over 1 million dollars for various charities and community projects.
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 2017-2018 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 20th Annual Mariners Education Day on May 17, 2017. 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 2017 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.
Change The Game - Stand Up To Bullying
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.
Page Ahead Book Drive
Mariners Care and PACCAR hosted a book drive at Safeco Field on August 15, 2017, to benefit the Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program. Thanks to participating Mariners fans, over 850 books were collected to help give kids in need the chance to read.
Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities League (RBI)
The Mariners, once again, have joined together with Major League Baseball and the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County in 2017 to support the 24th 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 2017, contact the Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club at (206) 436-1903.
Baseball Tomorrow Fund Equipment Drive
On June 4, 2017, 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 $15,000 in equipment for Seattle youth in 2017.
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.
Mariners Get Well Tour Presented By Holland America Line
The Mariners and Holland America Line teamed up in 2017 to bring the Mariners Get Well Tour to hospitals in the Northwest. Mariners players 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: TBD
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 Center. For more information about attending the 2018 luncheon, call 206-667-6252.
In 2017, the Mariners hosted the tenth 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.
Seattle Children's Hospital Wishing Well
Every fan donation to the Wishing Well at Safeco Field during the 2017 season benefitted Pacific Northwest patients and families at Seattle Children's.
Cystic Fibrosis Mariners Care Golf Tournament
On June 26, 2017, the Seattle Mariners hosted the 32nd 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 $5.9 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 24, 2017. 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.
For every save made by a Mariners Pitcher at Safeco Field, BECU will donate $1,000 to Junior Achievement of Washington. The 2017 donation was $13,000.
Premera Steals for the Cure
For each Mariners steal, Premera made a donation to Susan G. Komen. The inaugural Steals for the Cure program raised $30,000.
For every double the Mariners hit at Safeco Field, Hempler's donated $50 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The 2017 donation was $6,550.
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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017.
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 2017, 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 2017 season.
Jack in the Box Fundraising Program for Seattle Children's
In 2017, Jack in the Box and the Mariners teamed to help raise $46,858 for Seattle Children's through donations from customers at Seattle area Jack in the Box restaurants.
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 2017, the Mariners Care Silent Auctions raised over $109,000. Since 2000, the Silent Auctions have now raised over $1.6 million for Mariners Care.
Mariners Care Charity Night
ROOT SPORTS and the Seattle Mariners teamed up to host the seventh annual on-line tele-auction during the June 20th telecast to raise funds for Mariners Care. In 2017, the event raised over $64,000.
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 2016.
Mariners Wives "Favorite Things" Basket Auction
On August 11, 2017, the Mariners Wives auctioned off their husband's "Favorite Things" to benefit Mariners Care. Thanks to all participating fans, $21,665 was raised for Mariners Care, the Seattle Mariners non-profit foundation.
Mariners Wives Mystery Bags
On July 7, 2017, the Wives of Mariners players, along with volunteers from Mariners Care, sold mystery bags containing a baseball signed by one of the 2017 Mariners. Thanks to all participating fans, $20,700 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)
Goodwill Refuse To Abuse 5K Run/Walk at Safeco Field
The sixth annual Goodwill Refuse To Abuse 5k Run/Walk was held at Safeco Field on July 15, 2017 and raised $150,000 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.
Commissioner's Community Initiative/MLB & Players Give Back Tickets
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 2017 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.
On Jan. 28 and 29, the Mariners welcomed fans from all over the Northwest to Safeco Field for their first glimpse of the 2017 Seattle Mariners team at the 18th annual Mariners FanFest. Fans had the chance to get autographs and interact with players and coaches, new and old, and get autographs from Jarrod Dyson, Drew Smyly, Danny Valencia, Mitch Haniger, 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.
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.