The Mariners Wives are dedicated to making an impact in the Seattle community by working with a variety of youth-oriented organizations. Throughout the 2017 season, the Mariners Wives volunteered their time by engaging in hospital visits, facilitating art therapy projects, helping raise funds for Mariners Care, and more. The primary goal of Mariners Wives Charities is to provide support to a variety of organizations through a dedication of time, resources, and effort both at the ballpark and in the surrounding community.
Fight Hunger Night Benefitting Northwest Harvest Presented by 97.3 KIRO FM
On June 11, Mariners Care and 97.3 KIRO FM hosted Fight Hunger Night, an annual food drive to benefit Northwest Harvest. The Mariner Wives helped support Northwest Harvest by collecting monetary donations from fans prior to the game. Thanks to all participating fans, over $3,000 was raised for Northwest Harvest, which will provide over 13,600 meals to neighbors in need.
Cancer Pathways: Camp Sparkle
In 2017, the Mariners Wives worked with Cancer Pathways, an organization that offers programs of education and support for men, women, teens and children living with cancer along with their families and friends. On June 27, a group of the Mariner Wives participated in Camp Sparkle, a week-long day camp for children touched by cancer. The Mariners Wives provided and packed over fifty sack lunches for the campers at Camp Sparkle. Additionally, the Mariners Wives led an art therapy activity where participants were encouraged to make a decoupage poster of their "happy place" to help them cope during difficult times.
Mariners Wives Mystery Bags
On July 7, the Mariners Wives sold Mystery Bags containing a baseball autographed by one of the 2017 Seattle Mariners. Thanks to all participating fans, $20,700 was raised for Mariners Care.
Mariners Wives "Favorite Things" Basket Auction
On August 11, the Mariners Wives auctioned off their husband'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, $21,665 was raised for Mariners Care.
Seattle Children's Hospital: Playroom Art Therapy
The Mariners Wives volunteered in the Seattle Children's Playroom multiple times during the 2017 season and facilitated art therapy projects for children undergoing medical treatment at Seattle Children's Hospital. The Mariners Wives helped children in the Playroom decorate and accessorize Mariner t-shirts and baseball caps.
Mariners Wives Makeovers: Makeovers for Mothers for Strong Against Cancer CELLEBRATION Event
On September 15, the Mariners Wives sponsored makeovers at Gene Juarez Salon for ten mothers of children battling cancer. Following their makeovers, the mothers attended CELLEBRATION, an event benefitting for Strong Against Cancer. A group of the Marines Wives attended CELLEBRATION, and had the opportunity to spend the evening with the mothers whom they sponsored.