The Mariners Care Foundation is committed to ensuring all young people in our region have an equitable opportunity to play baseball and softball and strive for diversity and inclusion in our youth-focused programs. We founded "On BASE" (Baseball and Softball Everywhere) to provide programs that improve playing opportunities for young people of varying races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, physical ability, and economic circumstance.
The On BASE Hometown Nine is a fellowship designed to address barriers frequently encountered by student-athletes from marginalized communities, particularly those of color. The program aims to increase diversity, equity and inclusion in youth baseball and softball throughout Seattle and its surrounding areas. The program provides access to an elite-level of training and competition, mentors from the Mariners organization and additional support to prepare young people for academic success and a future as community leaders.