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Mariners to connect with fans around the region with virtual community tour

Online events begin January 19 with Q&A for fans in Northwest Washington and British Columbia featuring Braden Bishop, Ty France & Rick Rizzs
January 12, 2021

The Seattle Mariners annual offseason outreach to fans around the Northwest has gone virtual this year, and the effort has been expanded to include events and activities throughout the entire year. The 2021 Mariners Care “Virtual” Community Tour, presented by ROOT SPORTS, will include live online sessions with Mariners players

The Seattle Mariners annual offseason outreach to fans around the Northwest has gone virtual this year, and the effort has been expanded to include events and activities throughout the entire year.

The 2021 Mariners Care “Virtual” Community Tour, presented by ROOT SPORTS, will include live online sessions with Mariners players and broadcasters taking questions from fans and visits with patients and staff at hospitals around the region. All events are virtual. More information, including details of how to access and participate in events digitally, will be available at Mariners.com/CommunityTour. The site will be updated with details about additional events as they are added to the schedule including upcoming news on skills clinics for youth baseball and softball players and a virtual story time for kids.

“Connecting with our fans this offseason is more important than ever,” said Mariners Executive Vice President Fred Rivera. “Because we can’t travel to two dozen communities to sign autographs and meet with fans in person, we’re going to utilize the technology many of us are using as we work from home to reach out to our fans across the region and get everyone primed for the start of baseball. With activities planned throughout the year, we look forward to seeing our fans in person as soon as it is safe to do so.”

Live Virtual Events

A series of targeted online meet and greets with Mariners players and broadcasters will include live, moderated questions from fans in each region. Events will be accessible to all fans on the Mariners YouTube Channel, but fans from each region will have access to special links that will allow them to submit questions for the live sessions. Community partners and Mariners season ticket members from each area will participate in the sessions and fans in each region will be eligible for prizes.

Community Tour Virtual Events

Tuesday, January 19

Fans: Northwest Washington & British Columbia

  • 3:00-3:30pm – Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, Vancouver B.C. (Non-public event for patients, family and staff of Canuck Place.)

Tuesday, January 19 (cont.)

  • 5:00-6:00pm – Live Q&A with Rick Rizzs, outfielder Braden Bishop and infielder Ty France
  • Mariners YouTube Watch link -https://youtu.be/dRMO8laogmo

Friday, January 22

Fans: Southwest Washington & Oregon

  • 5:00-6:00pm – Live Q&A with Rick Rizzs, pitchers Justin Dunn and Keynan Middleton
  • Mariners YouTube Watch link – https://youtu.be/s54clFvJkG8

Wednesday, February 3

Fans: Central & Eastern Washington

  • 5:00-6:00pm – Live Q&A with Rick Rizzs and pitcher Wyatt Mills and outfielder Jake Fraley
  • Mariners YouTube Watch link – https://youtu.be/EtEJxuDl_r0

Wednesday, February 10

Fans: Alaska, Idaho, & Montana

  • 5:00-6:00pm – Live Q&A with Gold Glove first baseman Evan White and third baseman Dylan Moore
  • Mariners YouTube Watch link – https://youtu.be/9w9_ZKgpLWQ